Pregnancy was hard on my body. As I was neared 32 weeks, everything just ached – even sleeping. Can you relate? Even though I was intentional about stretching, water intake and trying to stay loose, there was nothing in the last days that made my back or my hips feel like I wasn’t 90 years-old!
This is where therapeutic massage with Bria Colyer can help. Therapeutic massage keeps lower back muscles strong and flexible, eases pregnancy pain, such as the extra stress on joints, and helps your pregnancy be a healthy, pain-free journey.
Bria owns Clarity at the District, which specializes in skin care services and massage. She has one of the only prenatal table in the Des Moines area. Cutouts allow safe, comfortable, and full support while the patient lies face down, allowing a better, more effective and complete massage than sideline only.
- Reduces swelling
- Reduces stress and nervous tension
- Increases blood flow and circulation
- Relieves cramped muscles, which can help with labor
- Promotes better sleep
- Releases serotonin—your body’s anti-pain chemical
- Reduces joint pain
Medical massage therapist Bria Colyer opened Clarity Restorative Massage to “help people live pain free” through therapeutic deep-tissue massage. She offers a wide variety of massage care—prenatal, treatment of chronic pain, injuries, etc.—with certifications in migraines, fibromyalgia, depression, neck pain, and sports therapy. Therapeutic massage has always been important to Bria after watching her mother benefit from massage while she struggled with cancer. Her goal is to help others to live pain-free.
Other People’s Experiences
I cannot begin to tell you the difference Bria has made with my lower back, neck, and shoulder pain. She is truly a therapist that cares about her clients and their health. If you are looking for a massage that is going to be superficial– go somewhere else. She is amazing and you will leave feeling so much better! – Susie
I didn’t know what to expect. From my first appointment, Bria put me right at ease and answered my multitude of questions. I never had a single moment where I felt uncomfortable and I always feel so much better afterwards. She had great suggestions for my healing process and is incredibly personable. Scheduling is a breeze, which is huge plus! I’m so glad I tried massage again– I will be visiting Clarity for a long time. And I highly recommend! – Sara
At almost 34 weeks pregnant my massage with Bria was much needed. She did a fantastic job on my neck and shoulders (lots of tension from stress). Her pregnancy table allowed me to lay on my stomach for the first time in months! It was absolutely AMAZING! I’ll be back! – Stephanie