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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
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.
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.
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
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
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.