I often get or see the question, “Where can I get a prenatal or postpartum massage?”
I even got the question once, “Where can I buy my daughter-in-law a gift certificate for a postpartum massage?” – which is SUCH a fantastic gift idea!
This is not an unbiased post telling you all the places you can get a massage in the Michiana area; a quick internet search will get you a pretty good list. Instead, this is a very biased post: I want to highlight my favorite massage therapist (who, to be very clear, didn’t ask me for any kind of recommendation).
As you may know, I have chronic pain from contracting covid in November 2020. One of the most important tools that I’ve found in managing that particular symptom of long covid is massage. I found Rachael through a google search and some stellar reviews, and I’ve been seeing her since September 2021.
Rachael and her employee Dylan work out of a space (that looks like a home, so don’t think you’re in the wrong place when you get there) in South Bend, Indiana, right near Purple Porch. They are skilled in several styles of massage, have many options for appointment times (during the 9-5 workday or not), and offer gift cards. Rachael specializes in headaches, which can be a huge problem during pregnancy and postpartum – thanks, hormones! And Dylan specializes in hip pain, which is a common struggle as well.
Rachael has been absolutely phenomenal as a part of my care team, working with the recommendations my doctor makes and helping me find ways to ease muscle pain at home. I cannot recommend her and her business highly enough.
Check out her website for more information and to book an appointment.