L.S. asks from Saint Petersburg, FL on December 18, 2006
Maternity and Infant Massage
I would like to ask all mothers if anyone has ever had a maternity massage and if they know of any therapists in the area specializing in this field.
Also, I'd like to ask if there was a service offering pregnancy massage and instructions for infant massage and would come to your home, would you use it?
R.B. answers from Tampa on December 23, 2006
Finally got a chance to go by the massage place on central. The name of it is oasis massage. They are on central ave and 64 street. I didnt get the number or I would give it to you. Hope it helps! Merry Christmas.
T.M. answers from Tampa on December 19, 2006
R. answers from Tampa on December 18, 2006
I went to Robin Jacobs for maternity massage on my first one. Found out there are several in the area. Massage Envy on 4th street gives them. First visit is only $39 for a full hour. There is also Tranquility Day Spa (by Bay Walk), JCON Salon and Spa, or Stress Relive Clinic on 4th St.
If you have back pain, go see Dr. Stan Pierce of Pierce Chiropractic (62nd Ave N, by St. Pete Christian School). He was the only one that gave me relief for my back pain. It's non invasive. I also suggest making sure you are in alignment as it keeps your pelvic area in alignment and makes delivery easier.
Check with your hospital for infant massage classes. I know Morton Plant offers them. Some one also sent me a viedo on infant massage that came with a onsie showing all the places to massage and how each area offers relief for various problems (such as gas). I have lent it out or I would give you a name, I don't remember who I lent it to. You might check with the libary, maybe they have a book or video. If you a higher a doula she can probably help you with that as well and ask the massage therapist you selt on. Some will show you how to massage your infant for free.
C.C. answers from Tampa on December 22, 2006
I know that Absolute Health and Wellness offers them. They're on MLK and around 17th Ave. in St. Pete. It's an all woman's OB/GYN practice with a spa type thing...I never actually got the massages though. For infant massage I just used ideas from several baby books and my son just LOVES it.....I don't think there's any real wrong way to do it.