There’s no better excuse to pamper yourself than being pregnant, especially as the word “backache” has special resonance for those with child and here’s a bonus: massage is also good for your baby.
Dr Deepak Chopra, who gave a talk in Abu Dhabi in September last year, recommends prenatal massage for alleviating back pain. In his book Magical Beginnings, Enchanted Lives, Chopra says: “When a pregnant mother is anxious, stressed or in a fearful state, the stress hormones released into her bloodstream cross through the placenta to the baby. Hundreds of studies have confirmed that chemicals released by the pregnant mother’s body are transported into the womb and affect the unborn baby … When you’re calm and centred, your baby is able to grow peacefully.”
So being pregnant is the perfect excuse for a guilt-free massage. At Day Dream Therapy we offer 40 min ($60) and 60 min ($105)