Spa treatments can relieve the main discomforts of pregnancy, and the spa atmosphere can relax expectant mothers overwhelmed by the changes in their bodies.
Mommy and Baby
Acknowledging that both the mom’s and the dad’s health can impact their child for a lifetime was a hot trend in 2018. After all, it takes a sperm and an egg to create a baby. And just as it takes two to conceive, we think it takes two to bounce back after pregnancy and birth. Check out these four ways to get your bodies–and your relationship–in shape after giving birth.
Because Whole Foods Markets believes that what you put on your body is as important as what you put in your body, it created a section in each of its stores called Whole Body dedicated to helping you look and feel your best, inside and out. As a part of Whole Foods’ Whole Body™ program, […]
From April 17-May 27, NUK will pick weekly winners for its $50 gift card prizes, and you can be entered for a chance to win the $5,000 SpaFinder Gift Certificate grand prize! Check out the Mommy Shower to be entered for a chance to give yourself or the mom in your life the break she deserves.
Stacy Denney’s spa program for pregnant woman, or those trying to conceive, Barefoot & Pregnant is all about community. Denney saw the need for an environment where expecting moms could communicate and interact with each other and find a nurturing environment before, during and after their pregnancy. Born of this need was Barefoot & Pregnant, the country’s first maternity spa and its accompanying on-line social community.
Expecting moms are restricted when it comes to so many things that those not-with-child take for granted. From giving up sushi and cocktails, there are some things that moms-to-be just have to forego, but spa days are definitely don’t have to be one of them. There are many treatments that are safe for pregnant women, […]
When I got pregnant, I was prepared for the nine-month moratorium on sushi, margaritas, and unpasteurized cheese. Modern American pregnancy, as everyone knows, comes with a long list of dietary no-nos. What I didn’t realize is that the list of spa prohibitions is just as punishing. Hot baths were a daily de-stressor, and the news that I’d have to give them up, along with saunas, steams, and a handful of spa treatments, dismayed me. Frankly, it’s hard to imagine a more welcome time for any spa treatment than when your lower back and shoulders are aching from your newly recalibrated center of gravity, your feet feel fat as flippers, and your supposed pregnancy glow is mottled with new freckles.
Expecting mothers go through enormous physical changes – weight gain, muscle tension and posture/center of gravity shifts. Prenatal massage is widely believed to hold therapeutic benefits to alleviate lower back pain and swelling. Spas like Hoboken Prenatal Massage, are tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies. About prenatal massage Like […]
Peter and I did something this weekend which we were never able to do while living on the West Coast – hop on a short flight to spend the weekend in the Bahamas. It sounds so “East Coast” doesn’t it? Actually Peter is on a mission to convince me that getting into boating would be […]
My thanks to Marina Kuchurkina who took an eight-hour train ride from Moscow to St. Petersburg to give me a spa tour and teach me about the spa industry in Russia. Even though her English is very good, she arranged for an interpreter so that we could communicate flawlessly. Over cappuccino at the Grand Hotel […]
This past week I have been preparing for a speech I will be giving in Monaco next Saturday at the Monaco Spa Congress. The title of my speech is A Spa Dialogue: Tracking perspectives in the Spa Industry. While I will be focusing on the spa dialogue between North America and Europe, I wanted to […]
Bob Henry, award-winning architect and author of Spa: The Sensuous Experience (and personal friend), recommended a bodyworker named Gary Wohlman a few months ago. Since Bob is “in the know,” I decided to give Gary a try. My session with Gary last night began with his specialized form of Deep Tissue Body Sculpting, which he […]
As you probably know, Spa Finder issues an annual forecast of spa trends. While we have already issued our Top Ten Spa Trends for 2007, at the beginning of January I like to review all of the trends we are tracking at Spa Finder and share with you a few more of the buzzwords that […]
Happy New Year to everyone. Like all of us, I think about making some improvements in my personal life at this time of year. This year’s resolutions include eating more healthfully, exercising more, and getting more quality sleep. I thought it might be interesting to see what the statistics say regarding New Year’s resolutions. ACNielsen, […]
ABC’s Nightline is doing a segment on Baby Spas. It will air either tonight or Friday night. I went to ABC Studios yesterday afternoon to be interviewed for the segment. I was asked about why we think this has become a trend, the range of services typically offered to babies and/or babies and mommies, how […]
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 […]