During the session, Elmi uses a combination of Thai, Swedish, Javanese and sports massage techniques to really get to grips with my aches and pains, using long strokes, kneading, compression and vibration movements in turn, intuitively responding to what my aching back and legs most need. She ends the massage with some stretches that seem to loosen my body entirely. I’ve never felt this relaxed in a spa or treatment room. And the best part is, when it’s all done, and I’m in that beautiful state of post-massage calm, I can just get comfy with a cuppa, rather than have to ruin my zen-ness with a bike ride home.
“Becoming a mother was a big transition in my life and I understand the need for massage and the emotional and physical benefits it can bring throughout the stages of motherhood,” Elmi tells me. This is partly why she became a mobile massage therapist, providing a convenient and private service for mums and mums-to-be. Dads are not turned away though of course, as Elmi caters for couples and friends, and even offers services to groups of up to nine people.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Elmi, and you can see testimonials from many of her other satisfied clients on her website www.blissmamamassage.com, plus all the details about the services she offers. My only regret is that I wish I’d known about her 6 years ago, before the birth of my first son. Better late than never I suppose, and this certainly won’t be the last time I invite her over.
But for now, Elmi has another client just down the road, so as quickly as she arrives, she is gone, wheeling her ‘trusty table’ out into the streets of Berlin to spread a bit more bliss wherever she goes.