Saturday, August 9, 2014

Prenatal massage at Sensasia Urban Spa - best treat for mummy to be!

At 36 weeks into my pregnancy, I needed a pick me up / feel good kind of treat. Thanks to Sensasia Urban Spa I got exactly that, a pampering "me time" to reboost myself. I went to the newly renovated, just reopened last week SensAsia at The Village Mall in Jumeira1, conveniently located 5min from our home.

SensAsia menu offers plenty of delicious, targeted, pampering options for "Mum to be" like "Yummy Tummy" layers of goodness for your belly with Omega 3, 6,and 9, "Scrub a Dub Mum" to exfoliate and improve circulation, "Lighter Legs" a treat for your pins to ease water retention. My "Yummy Mummy to be Massage" was a real treat. The lovely therapist was obviously knowledgeable about pregnancy treatment. After setting me up comfortably with different cushions to adjust my legs and growing belly, she could proceed with the massage using warm sweet almond oil. We discussed my needs, pressure preference and overall comfort. Within minutes I was on my way to relaxation, my mind could drift away to peaceful thoughts. The massage was the right combination of "feel good" but also "I am here doing something good and worth it" for my body!

It's important to understand what is a prenatal massage and it's benefit. When you are pregnant you’re likely to feel all kinds of aches from back pains, legs discomfort, hormones levels unbalanced and more. There are several ways in which a prenatal massage can improve your well being (always good to check with your Dr as well). It can reduce swelling, help with water retention and blood circulation, relieve sciatica nerve pain, adjust your hormones, relax you… Even post delivery, it it can help ease the stresses of all the change you’re experiencing at home.

I highly recommend the "Yummy Mummy to be Massage", it's a lovely treat to yourself and a thoughtful gift to a pregnant friend. Price: 60min / 380dhs or 90min / 480dhs

Recently, (you might remember my previous blog post: Get in the Club) Salina Handa, mom entrepreneur behind SensAsia Urban Spa has launched a new concept for pregnant spa fans that extends far outside the treatment room. It offers pamper packages to take expectant mothers – floating on a cloud of tranquility! – from month three through to delivery and beyond, but, the Yummy Mummy Club is also an opportunity to get together at a variety of Dubai locations, swap tips and listen to guest experts in areas including women’s health, baby preparation and nutrition.

I had the opportunity to try out on top of my pre-natal massage one of the newly launched Enhancements Treatments. A series of additions that can upgrade your spa experience is now added to the menu. This 15 min pre- massage called "Workaholic" ease you into your treatment, using lavender-based oil blend – aptly named Calm – to target the tiny areas that hold onto tension, including the temples and the nape of the neck. Ouhaaa… There is plenty to choose from the Enhancements Treatments list, "The Hot pack" using heated herbal packs to target really sore spots, "Go Upper Class" to say bye bye to dry skin with super-luxe cocoa butter, "Your Pins" a lightening and cooling leg treatment, twinkle toes, and more… Priced from 45Dhs to 225Dhs.

Little secret: SensAsia Urban Spa in Downtown has a surprise for us ladies… Starting September 1st, they are launching a Ladies Night, a special treat on Monday nights. " The Thai-meets-NYC day spa right in the hub of the action at Souk Al Manzil, Downtown Dubai – invites the city’s stylish females to come as a pair, for great savings, and a very special experience. From 6pm to 10pm every Monday, ladies can book in for any 90-minute signature massage, and bring a gal pal along to enjoy one at the same time – absolutely free!"

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