Mom Deserves a Massage for Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day is coming and it happens to coincide with the world around us finally opening up. This is music to any mom’s ears as this year has been rough on moms. They’ve been absolute superheroes as they worked, zoomed, taught, wrangled and held it all together for a year plus! So this Mother’s Day, do a little bit more than just breakfast in bed (pretty sure that’s just what breakfast has become these days anyway) and give the moms in your life a massage for Mother’s Day.
Curious which type of massage mom might like? Here’s a little guide to help you decide.
Deep Tissue Massage
For those stubborn aches and pains, deep tissue massage penetrates muscles and targets knots. This type of massage is going to put to rest those stress knots building up in your back, arms, and legs. But if this is your first massage or if you haven’t gotten much exercise in the past year, you might want to steer clear. This type of massage can leave you sore the next day – diminishing your post-spa moments of awww. For more information, click here.
The most popular type of massage, Swedish massage is similar to deep tissue but less intense. The therapist will still target your stress areas but will incorporate soothing strokes and focus on the outer layer of muscles. Swedish massage has been reported to reduce stress, promote health and prevent injuries, which are all things that a mom could really use. For more about Swedish Massage, click here.
Hot Stone Massage
For an extra special treat, book a hot stone massage. Hot Stone massage uses heated basalt stones to help sooth your muscles and promote blood flow. They can also be an added boost to a deep tissue massage as the stones can help pinpoint certain pressure points. Some spas even recharge their stones in the moonlight, embracing the spiritual side of the hot stone massage and giving you some extra zen with your massage. Click here for more information.
Still unsure on what massage to get? Check out this guide to help you choose.
And if you don’t feel like you can get away for a treatment, have the treatment come to you using an on demand massage service like Smooth. I mean you spent the year working from home so why not spa from home too?
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Book a Facial
A year inside with little sleep and constant mask wearing can do a number on your skin. If mom isn’t a fan of massages, a facial might be the pampering she desires. There are a ton of different types to choose from as well. She might enjoy anti-aging, exfoliating, or maybe an acne ridding facial to get rid of the last of the maskne. Check out all the options here.
Don’t Overlook a Mani/Pedi
A manicure and pedicure is the classic quick spa treat. It makes you feel put together, it’s relaxing, and there are a ton of add ons like a foot massage or a paraffin dip to make you feel extra pampered. For tips on how to maximize your mani/pedi experience, click here.
Of course if you can’t decide on what spa treatment to book, a Spafinder Gift Certificate can put the choice in the hands of momma herself. That way she can pick the treatment and spa that she would like to use most. Just be sure to make an appointment right away – the real gift is the few hours of peace and quiet.