Recognizing that it is often difficult for moms to get child care in order to make it to a massage appointment, the clinic offers nannying on site for a reasonable fee if notified at the time of booking.
So what's the big deal about massage? I can tell you from personal experience that it is not simply a back rub. Many loss moms have emotional and physical triggers associated with their birth experience that can be worked through with the assistance of a skilled massage therapist. I wish that I had thought of scheduling massages during the time between when I found out that Elizabeth had a fatal prognosis and when I gave birth. I believe it would have helped me process my grief in a more positive manner, and helped me relax and bond with her more fully before she was born. Instead, I remember those twelve weeks as being intensely stressful and full of more negative emotions than positive ones. I am still sad about it. Therefore, I am passing on this resource in hopes that it can help other angel moms have a better experience.
If you're looking for the nice thing to do for a friend or family member going through a loss, a massage is a great gift. I get asked frequently for ideas, and this is one of my favorites!