As you go throughout pregnancy, and especially in the last trimester, there’s no one that needs a spa day like a mama-to-be. Sore feet, swelling ankles (gotta love some #cankles) and an almost permanent sense of discomfort whatever position you’re in mean that some serious pampering is in order. Here’s where to go in Sydney for mum and bump.
Born out of the belief that pregnancy is a beautiful experience, but also one of profound transformation—Bump Day Spa acknowledges the stress that pregnancy and early motherhood puts on a woman’s body, both inside and out. They believe that every mama deserves a space in which they can escape, relax and be pampered, and their treatments cater to all stages of pregnancy and postpartum thanks to the specialised knowledge of their therapists.
Bump Day Spa offers massages, facials, mani-pedis and a range of packages to suit every need and budget. There’s a host of treatments available for the non-pregnant partner of any guest, plus a fertility massage for those that are trying to fall pregnant. If you’re asking me though (and let’s just pretend that you are), I’ll take the Bump Bliss package—complete with foot bath, full body massage, organic facial and foot and leg ritual. Oh and while we’re here, you can put me down for a Mama Makeover once I’ve had the baby. Cheers!
While their range of treatments isn’t as extensive as a designated pregnancy spa, if I had a dollar for every time someone had told me “you have to try the pregnancy massage at Spa Q now that you’re preggo”, I’d have a fair few dollars to my name.
This safe, nurturing massage has been designed especially for mums-in-waiting who’ve passed their first trimester. As the body undergoes all sorts of changes, this therapeutic massage helps to reduce stress, oedema and blood pressure, relieve strain on ankles, knees and back, and increase blood and lymph flow. They believe that a relaxed mum means a happy baby and vice-a-versa. Amen to that!
An exclusive day spa that’s specifically for mums-to-be, the Yummy Mummy Pregnancy Day Spa in Clovelly in Sydney’s East is the ideal place to unwind and pamper during pregnancy.
A range of massages, body scrubs, facials, waxing, tinting and mani-pedis are on offer, but it’s the day spa packages that really sell the place. The full works package, aptly named ‘Absolute Heaven’, offers a foot and leg massage for your feet to relax and unwind, followed by a full body treatment which includes a total skin exfoliation and hot stone massage. This is followed by a skin-smoothing and hyper-nourishing spa facial designed just for you, plus a spa manicure and pedicure to finish. Put this one on your baby shower gift list, mamas!
The Day Spa by Chuan at one of Sydney’s most gorgeous hotels, The Langham, is another sure-fire winner for some pregnancy pampering. The spa itself is a lavish underground sanctuary that will have you feeling relaxed the second you cross the threshold, and the pregnancy-suitable menu sounds an utter dream.
The Pregnancy Pamper package includes a 60 minute bespoke facial to renew your pregnancy glow, followed by a 1hour 15-minute deluxe pedicure to treat tired legs and feet. Or, if you want to really treat yourself post-baby—the Yummy Mummy package offers hard-working mamas the opportunity to experience a true taste of serenity with their 3-hour collection of treatments.