It’s been kind of a baby-focus week for me. Our Executive VP Technology, Daniel Lizio-Katzen, and his wife Noa had a baby boy they named Enzo. The day before I left for Thanksgiving in California, I had lunch with my friend Heidi who has just teamed up with Julie of Maternal Fitness to add the Spa Bebe program. She gave me a tour of the space where I was able to see how they welcome mothers-to-be, as well as new mothers and mothers and babies.
Then a few days ago I was contacted by a TV news program regarding a piece they are considering doing on Mommy and Babies at spas.
Although I have been following this trend since it came on the scene when the Greenhouse destination spa in Texas announced their first Mommy and Baby week in 2002, it was fun to brush up on how it has developed.
One of the newest spas on the scene is Baby Spa at Skin Spa in Encino, California which had its grand opening this month. Apparently it is a new business venture for Jonathan Baker – the Amazing Race contestant – who had a baby with wife Victoria Fuller just last month. I do like the names of some of their classes: in addition to the more traditional Infant Massage, Mommy and Baby Yoga they have Baby Sign Language, Belly Bonding, Kindermusick, Princess Ballet, Broadway Tots, Storeytime, etc.
Let me know what other programs you are coming across for mommies and babies. It seems like such a fun trend.
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