Brookings Health System Partners with KRAVE the Experience to Offer Free Massages to Delivering Mothers

  • March 13, 2012

As a part of the ongoing initiative to enhance labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum care, and in response to last Fall’s birth experience focus groups, Brookings Health System has partnered with KRAVE the Experience to offer a free massage to any mother delivering at New Beginnings Birth Center.

“We want our moms to have the best experience possible when they deliver their baby at New Beginnings Birth Center,” said Chief Nursing Officer Tammy Hillestad. “Offering a free massage creates a little extra perk for a life-changing event.”

Massages are performed in the privacy of the labor and delivery suite. Mothers decide at what point during the labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum process they wish to receive their massage; they also have the option to upgrade their massage for a fee. Fathers or partners may also purchase a massage from KRAVE the Experience at a reduced price.

In addition to a free onsite massage from Brookings Health System, mothers will also receive a complimentary KRAVE gift.

Brookings Health System provides full obstetrics services to expectant parents and enables area residents to deliver their baby close to home. For more information about Brookings Health System’s full obstetrics services, please visit

About KRAVE the Experience

KRAVE the Experience, previously KRAVE Professional Massage Therapy, offers massage, nail and skin care services as well as health and body products at the University Mall. Mothers and all clients can conveniently schedule appointments, as well as purchase gift cards, on their website,

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed Brookview Manor nursing home, and Brookhaven Estates apartments. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock medical-nursing care for patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at