Treat yo self with massage

Treat yourself (and your baby) to prenatal massage

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Melissa Hite’s said she learned what true love really is when she stepped onto a yoga mat over a decade ago. After years of living someone else’s dream and working for “the man,” Hite took the leap and built wings mid-flight. She spent years learning in her personal practice, then invested in her practice as a yogi while attending extensive teacher training. Then, she fulfilled a decades-old dream when she graduated from massage therapy school.

Hite went through the process of combining years of research, made mindful choices, and then studied those results. “I’ve learned, sometimes the hard way, that self-care, movement, stillness, time to create, and food as medicine are what’s necessary for this life to be joyful,” she said.

Her studies of movement, empowerment, and mindfulness seeps from her heart and into her hands as she shares her love of self-care through yoga and massage.

“Prenatal massage can be that extra care,” Hite said. “Benefits include reducing back and joint pain, lowering fluid retention by improving circulation, and aiding with stress and anxiety reduction. Cortisol levels can be lowered, and the feel good hormones serotonin and dopamine can be increased, helping your nervous system relax along with your physical body. Your flexibility and posture benefit as your muscles and center of gravity shift to carry the extra weight. Prenatal massage helps relieve fatigue, and reduces overall discomfort. You’ve also given yourself time to get still and quiet, and to allow someone to take care of YOU. Just having touch that nurtures provides additional emotional support.”

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MoonLight Zen is hosting a prenatal massage and yoga event on Saturday, November 4th and Sunday the 5th. Prenatal yoga starts at 8:30 to 9:30 am on both days. Then, pick a time you want to have your prenatal massage with massage therapist, Melissa Hite.

“You’ll receive your prenatal massage while relaxed into a supported position, propped with pillows for extra comfort, and draped comfortably. You’ll relax on each side while your body is cared for; you may even fall asleep. As a Licensed Massage Therapist, my goal is your comfort and care. I welcome any questions or concerns you may have, so feel free to call or text (423-341-5476) or email mh@melissahiteyoga.com. I’m honored to do this work and I love helping mamas to be ease into this new phase of life.”

Book your massage time before our limited spots fill up!

Prenatal yoga + massage date

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