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Best of New York 2015 • Health & Self

Best of New York 2015

Best Prenatal Massage

  • Leigh Withers at Motherly Love


    When you reach around week 30 of your pregnancy and the lower-back pain becomes too much, the antidote is acupuncturist and massage therapist Leigh Withers (who happens to come highly recommended by the city’s top gynecologists). Withers has 15 years of experience in everything from alleviating general posture tightness and sciatica with her not-too-gentle hands (less specialized therapists tend to be, she says, “afraid they’re going to hurt you”), to targeting labor points for a better birthing experience, to enabling VBACs with the help of acupuncture. Another plus for the swollen-footed is that Withers brings her 90-minute sessions ($275) to you, table and specialty cushions in hand.

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So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).