Whether you’re expecting, or know a mum-to-be or new mum who deserves a treat, check out our round-up of the best pregnancy spa treatments and beauty treats for new mums. And if you really want to treat a new mum? Pop round and babysit while your mama friend enjoys her facial.
Best for Pregnancy
Peaceful Pregnancy Massage at Elemis
Our top choice for expectant mothers, hop over to Elemis’ Mayfair day spa for a serious dose of well-deserved pampering. A really relaxing, sensitive and moisturising massage, this treatment uses the power of touch to fully relax the mother, while helping her connect to her baby and envision their hearts beating as one. It also helps expectant mothers to take some time out from their busy life and have a little time to themselves at a time where everything is changing.
The techniques used are safe for every stage of pregnancy and are adapted to be suitable for the mother-to-be’s phase. The massage helps to relieve tension in the lower and upper back, as well as alleviate swelling of the hands and feet, and uses the hugely relaxing Japanese Camellia Body Oil.
1 hour 15 mins, £105, The House of Elemis
Best for New Mums
Waterhouse Young Intraceuticals Infusion
After the haze of the first few weeks or months of motherhood have passed, new mums really want to feel like themselves again. A seriously good facial is one of the best ways to do this, no? The Intraceuticals Infusion facial at Waterhouse Young is the closest you can get to a medical facial with serious results, that is suitable for breastfeeding mothers. Nicknamed the ‘party facial’, it has instant results and makes skin look instantly rejuvenated and more youthful so it’s the perfect pick-me-up for breastfeeding mums (and mothers-to-be, too).
New clients will undergo a detailed computerised skin analysis to determine individual skin condition and tailor serums and products to your needs. After a deep cleanse, an enzyme exfoliator provides the perfect base for hyaluronic layering. A low weight hyaluronic acid serum is gently sprayed onto the skin and infused using the oxygen. Finally, Intraceuticals hydrating gels and binding creams are applied to lock in moisture for long lasting results.
Lasting between 45 minutes to an hour, this is a cool, calming, relaxing facial that is just the ticket for busy mums or expectant mothers that need a good beauty boost. You can see the results straight away after one treatment, but a weekly skin boost for six weeks is ideal if the mum in questions can find the time.
Prices start from £200 for a single treatment, Waterhouse Young.
The Products to Use Throughout
Keeping your bump (and the rest of your body) smooth, soft and hydrated throughout pregnancy is the best way to banish stretch marks. Continue to use after birth and those battle scars will be minimised, or at the very least super-soft.
Sleep is probably something that you’re not getting much of right now, whether it’s pregnancy discomfort, or a little one keeping you up all night. Make your pillow time as peaceful as possible with This Work’s lavender spray.