winding down, beauy treatments

No one deserves a spa day like a new mum so indulge in our pick of the latest pre- and post-baby treatments on the market…

1. Treatment: I’m A Mummy Now!

Location: SensAsia Spa, The Palm Jumeirah (04) 4227115

Lowdown: This one-hour treatment gives you some time to relax and recover post-birth with a 60-minute restorative massage that works to realign the body and gently adjust any spinal and muscle issues you’ve faced during your nine months.

Price: Dhs395

Why we love it: Equal parts relaxing and rejuvenating this treatment will help kickstart your weight loss process post-baby.


2. Treatment: Bespoke Pregnancy Package

Location: SensAsia Spa, The Palm Jumeirah (04) 4227115

Lowdown: Following a personal consultation, your dedicated expert therapist will devise a massage ritual that’s especially tailored for how many months along you are. Various techniques and pressure will be applied using specially mixed oils for the ultimate customised experience.

Price: Dhs450

Why we love it: Sore feet, neck, back or head? This experience will let you heal exactly where it hurts.


3. Treatment: Chemical-Free Maternity Massage

Location: Willow Stream Spa, Fairmont The Palm Jumeirah (04) 4573388

Lowdown: Designed with the safety of mother and baby in mind, unscented and chemical-free oils are used to relax any knots on your back and relive soreness and tension across the body, ideal for vegan or organic beauty users.

Price: Dhs555

Why we love it: Even the most sensitive skin will benefit from this hour-long session that gently but effectively soothes the body.


4. Treatment: Placenta Facial

Location: Biolite Clinic (04) 3466641

Lowdown: First things first: it’s not your own placenta that’s used! This renewing and reviving facial, which is loved by Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, heals the appearance of fine lines and dark spots with a soothing placenta-infused mask to promote cell renewal and radiance. Your skin is then treated with a LED light to help the cream soak into the skin quicker and visibly tighten and lift the face.

Price: Dhs2,500

Why we love it: Gentle but effective, this facial will give you a very noticeable pre-birth glow.


5.  Treatment: Shiffa Pregnancy Indulgence

Location: Spa at Anantara Hotel (02) 6561146

Lowdown: Specifically catered to reduce inflammation from top-to-toe, this session uses a mix of reflexology and aromatherapy in both a massage and a facial will leave you feeling instantly lighter on your feet and much more relaxed.

Price: Dhs690

Why we love it: You can book yourself in monthly to help relieve any soreness from swollen joints.


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