Pre-Natal Pampering

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Backache, sore feet and puffy ankles; pregnancy can take it’s toll on your body. Why not give yourself a break? Lie back and enjoy one of these pampering packages

Sense of Touch

Treatment: Blissful Beginnings

Price: $1,780

Time: 120 mins

Location: G211, 1/F, The Repulse Bay Arcade, HK, 109 Repulse Bay Rd, Repulse Bay

Sense of Touch offers a range of pregnancy relaxation treatments, but Blissful Beginnings combines everything into one truly incredible experience. Starting with a top-to-toe massage and ending with a pedicure, you’ll definitely leave the spa feeling nourished and relaxed. The massage will target areas that cause strain and pain making you feel light on your feet again. Your swollen ankles will be nursed back to normal and the included facial will rehydrate and freshen your skin.

Float On

Treatment: Floating

Price: $650 / $830

Time: 60 mins / 90 mins

Location: Basement (Door beside 7-11), 89 Caine Road, Mid-Levels

If you want to reach a deep state of mental and physical relaxation, Float On is where you should be. The concept: a small pool is filled with 500kg of Epsom salt and magnesium at 34C to mimic being in a zero gravity environment. You then float, either nude or with a swim suit on, for 60- 90 mins. Floating will take the pressure of your aching joints and make you feel weightless and totally relaxed from top to bottom.

Mandarin Oriental

Treatment: Mellow Mummy – Prenatal Massage

Price: $1,440 – $2,040

Time: 60 mins / 90 mins

Location: 5 Connaught Road, Central

A pregnancy massage that uses the healing benefits of rose oil to balance hormones and even emotions, and rejuvenate the skin. Using the techniques designed to improve lymphatic drainage, and help reduce swelling and discomfort.

A Mother’s Touch

Treatment: Maternity Reflexology

Price: $1,500

Time: 90 mins

Location: Home visits

Reflexology is one of the most powerful, non-invasive, treatments available. It can be particularly valuable while pregnant. Regular treatments can help to reduce blood pressure and alleviate swelling in feet and ankles, the risk of varicose veins can also be reduced substantially. Reflexology can also help to improve digestion, oxygenate the baby and help you sleep better. The best part? You can have this treatment in the comfort of your own home!

The Body Group

Treatment: Clinical Pregnancy Massage

Price: $950

Time: 1 hour

Location: 14/F, Prosperous Building, 48-52 Des Voeux Road, Central

Derived from the Swedish massage, the Clinical Pregnancy Massage uses firm but gentle pressure to help to improve circulation, ease muscle aches and tension and create relaxation. Studies have shown that massage therapy during pregnancy can be beneficial in reducing anxiety and depression and improving labour outcomes and newborn health. Have an afternoon to yourself and visit The Body Group to rejuvenate your body and mind.

This article appeared in Playtimes October Issue 2017.

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