How cute is this entrance?
So, how do I start this? I need to open this blog with a disclaimer before going any further. I am writing a blog for the owner of Bird Rock Massage Therapy in exchange for the free massage I received yesterday. That's the truth.
However, I would have written this blog even if I didn't receive a free massage. That's the truth too.
Shana Lemon, owner of Bird Rock Massage Therapy, gave me the best massage I have ever had in my life. I'm 32 weeks pregnant. I'm huge. My breasts are huge. My back hurts 24 hours, 7 days a week. I've been seeing a chiropractor for a month and have received two prenatal massages at the chiropractor's office. Nothing compares to the relief I felt after an hour of Shana's hands rubbing my back.
Let's start at the beginning. I get Logan and Sadie in the car to drive down to Bird Rock with me early Sunday morning. We easily find a parking spot on the main street and walk towards my destination. Shana's studio is located conveniently right next to Starbucks. Seeing that we're 20 minutes early the three of us slip into Starbucks. Logan and Sadie get drinks and I use the bathroom in preparation.
Did I mention how nervous I was for the week leading up to the massage? I'm an honest person. I hate lying. What if the massage sucked? What the hell was I going to do? How was I going to write a blog about a massage I hated? My plan was to find positive aspects of the experience and talk about them. Now I have the opposite problem. How do I write a blog that is short enough to keep your attention and write about all the amazing things I loved about my massage?
Entrance to studio - SUPER CUTE! I especially love the Gerbera daises in the vase on the table. When I walk in I'm greeted by Shana with a lovely smile and a firm handshake. The studio is small and has a spa feel. It's decorated in a very peaceful manner. There are even some bowls of snacks you can enjoy while waiting for your massage. I start to feel better about the exchange. We talk for a few minutes and I fill out the consent form. Then I follow Shana into the massage room. There is a lush green blanket draped across a bed in a room infused lightly with the scent of lavender. I feel relaxed immediately.
I disrobe and get under the clean, crisp sheets. I immediately cuddle the the body pillow practically purring with pleasure. The lovely soothing music lulls me into closing my eyes as I wait for Shana to return. Upon her return the lights are dimmed allowing the lit lotus water fountain to gently illuminate the room. Then the massage begins.
Shana's hands are amazing. For over an hour Shana rubbed every single knot out of my body. She removed knots that have been sitting in my back for months. That spot right under my shoulder blades and above my bra? GONE. No more pain there after months of trying to find comfort. I can't tell you enough how much I enjoyed the process. I didn't want the massage to end.
Shana knew exactly the right amount of pressure to use. She was awesome. I don't know how else to describe the experience.
When it was over and I drank my glass of water I looked at Shana with gratitude. This little blog doesn't feel satisfactory as an exchange for the pain relief.
I am planning on calling Shana and making another appointment in the next week.
If you're interested in the most relaxing, enjoyable massage of your life, call Shana Lemon at 858-551-0425.
Here is a link to her website: http://www.thebirdrockmassagestudio.com/
And here are some yelp reviews... do you see the five stars, there is a reason for this people!!!????
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I'm a mom. A writer. A lover of good fantasy. A proponent of nursing when possible. A birth advocate. I am absolutely horrible at keeping my house clean or the dishes washed or the laundry done. I strongly believe in women having a positive birth. When we start to respect women's rights to birth the way they want, we can start to treat women as equal people in this world.
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