When preparing for hot-stone massages, therapists pick out the smoothest river stones for placement on tense muscles and the most misshapen ones for throwing off the bridge later. Keep your aura in working order with this Groupon.
$42 for a 75-Minute Hot-Stone Massage with Aromatherapy ($85 Value)
The soothing aroma of lavender oil relaxes guests at the start of each treatment, during which licensed therapists use heated stones and warm towels to relieve tense muscles of mothers both present and future.
[Natasha Murphy, 02374]
Spa Materna’s licensed therapists specialize in pampering mothers-to-be with pregnancy massage modalities, including fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum, as well as Swedish rub-downs for nonpregnant women or men. Beginning each session with aromatherapy, therapists tailor hand movements to suit the first, second, or third trimester, alleviating physical tension, fatigue, and emotional stress at each stage. Fertility massages strive to open and balance bodies in preparation for conception, and a postpartum massage ameliorates the stresses of motherhood and resolves tiredness linked to late-night feedings or daytime feedings while running a marathon.
After each relaxing massage, guests can check out Spa Materna's boutique that is stocked with organic skincare products, mobiles handcrafted by a local woodworker, and the staff's own tie-dyes. Tucked inside a relaxation room, a lending library fills minds with pregnancy-related knowledge, such as which Dostoyevsky audiobook to play for babies in the womb.:m]]