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Mandolin Gardens


Men will never understand the changes your body goes through during pregnancy.  You have aches and pains in places you never knew you had.  An Extra Long, 70 minute Prenatal Massage at Mandolin Gardens Massage and Wellness   will relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation and mobility, and just make you feel good. Massage Therapist, Ruthie Gordon , specifically tailors her massages to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies. Carrying a baby inside you changes your center of gravity and puts a lot of stress on your back, neck, abdominal muscles, and shoulders. Pregnancy also relaxes your ligaments, so that your pelvic joints are less stable, and changes your posture, pulling your pelvis forward. Add to that the extra weight you're carrying and you may find you've got an aching lower back. Studies indicate that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health Ruthie grew up in Scotland, the daughter of a small town doctor, and developed her passion for caring at a young age. She has lived in La Jolla since 1982, and and has been delivering perfect massages for over 20 years. Ruthie brings her love of nature to Mandolin Gardens. Growing up in the Scottish countryside instilled her love of nature, and she wants to bring this to each person she touches. From the sound of the lily pond as you enter her massage studio, to the garden theme that surrounds the massage table, you are transported to an English country garden, including the melodious sound of birds singing.  Twenty years of massage experience, along with her natural instincts, makes this an experience you will remember.