Anne Curtis is ready to pop, and she is feeling discomfort all over her body.
In the last weeks of pregnancy, there is pelvic pressure. The weight is on a woman's lower torso. Anne is also literally big because of the swelling, so that even moving around and getting up have become too tiresome.
Thankfully, Anne gets some relief from the prenatal massage administered by a masseuse in Australia.
According to WebMD.com, a prenatal massage can help reduce back and leg pain, improve sleep, and increase the levels of "feel-good" hormones.
Anne agrees completely. On her Instagram post of February 13, the actress/TV host/celeb endorser trills: "I would stay here the whole day if I could. Confirmed. I just had the best massage of my life. I’m not kidding.
"I’m almost at 37 weeks and I can feel the heaviness in my hips and lower back... but today was just heavenly."
She's been raving about it on her Instagram stories as well.
Posting videos of her looking fresh, "debloated," and "wala masyadong manashi [manas]," she says: "So I just had the best massage of my life. It was amazing...Wala lang, just sharing. I'm almost there. Baby is almost there. Feeling great. I'm so happy."
A thought then strikes the It's Showtime host.
Her Instagram post continues: "...I couldn’t help but let my mind wander off and think, 'wouldn’t it be amazing if @erwan could give a massage this good?' Di ba? Imagine how amazing that would be?!
"If a woman is pregnant, the husband should take classes on pregnancy massages para if the aches come instant ung relief. Ang saya nun. Ok. Bye."
But Erwan will not give her a massage.
In the comments section, he replies: "I firmly believe that if someone is better than me at something, they should be doing it, not me."
Indeed, according to WebMD.com, there are more than "80 types of pregnancy massage taught in roughly 1,300 massage therapy programs in the U.S.," the most common of which are:
But it is always best to get a therapist trained to give prenatal massage, which is lighter in terms of pressure and gentler in terms of stroke.
Besides, some body parts, such as the abdomen and some pressure points around the ankle, should be avoided to prevent inducing contractions.
Ergo, Erwan is just doing what's best for his wife—leaving the experts to give her the best massage to relieve her of this temporary discomfort.