While I was pregnant I found it particularity necessary to pamper myself. I allowed myself more comfort food, let myself sleep in and indulged in a few spa days. I had been holding on to a gift certificate for the Raven Spa in Silver Lake and decided that some acupressure and message might be exactly what I needed in the third trimester of my pregnancy.
Adorned with goods from around the world, the atmosphere at the Raven is a bohemian's dream. I fell in love with the eclectic mix of textiles and baskets for sale, it had a foreign market vibe and I dug it. Angela was highly recommended for prenatal massage and I was delighted with her calming energy and knowledge of various pregnancy pressure points. She paid special attention to my feet and lower back, both areas that needed a little extra love. The combination of the environment and massage felt like vacation, slow and peaceful.
Post message I was given cool water and fresh fruit. I spent a few minutes breathing deep and filling my heart with gratitude. My feet no longer ached, my back felt loose and my mind felt strong.
Visiting the Raven during my pregnancy helped me slow down and take time to appreciate the magical being I was growing. It was the exact therapy that I needed and I left feeling the love.
The Raven is located at 2910 Rowena Ave, Los Angeles CA 90039. For more information on their Spa services and Yoga classes visit http://www.theravenspa.com