There’s nothing more wonderful than welcoming your new bundle of joy into this world. There’s also nothing more exhausting. New moms have their hands full with feedings, changings, late nights, and more. So, much of their time is spent worrying about the little one that some self-pampering isn’t typically on the to-do list. But, they certainly deserve it. That’s what some spas in the city feel and why they offer some services tailored-made for mom. Here are five of the best ones.
1. Post-Natal Massage at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park
Tucked away in the luxury hotel lies the only La Prairie Spa on the East Coast making it the perfect escape for a new mom. While many of the treatments are sure to be pampering, the best is the postnatal massage. During the hour rub down, the masseuse focuses on alleviating the discomforts of carrying a new baby around, and reclaiming posture and flexibility. After the treatment, you’re sure to feel relief from the stress on your joints, neck, and back. And don’t leave without spending some time in the relaxing steam room.
2. The Journey Post Natal Experience at the Four Seasons New York Downtown
Why settle for just one spa treatment after having a baby? You deserve all of them. That’s what the Four Seasons thinks anyway and why they offer a wellness package for new moms that includes a 50-minute foot and leg treatment, 50-minute Blue Diamond facial, and an Organic Redflower manicure and pedicure. The massage will ease you achy muscles while the facial will revitalize dull skin and the manicure/pedicure will add a bit of glam. Can you think of a better way to spend three and a half hours?
3. Renew Ritual at the Mandarin Oriental
Not only does your body ache after having a baby, but hormone changes and lack of sleep can cause your skin to go a bit haywire. Enter the Renewal Ritual. Each session is personalized to focus on what a new mom needs physically, mentally and emotionally. Over nearly two hours, you’ll get a custom body exfoliation followed by a deep moisturizing treatment using serums and oils ensuring that your skin feels replenished.
4. Remineralize Escape Body Treatment by Red Door Spa by Elizabeth Arden at The Chatwal
After having a baby, the last thing you’d probably want to do is go to the Theater District. But, it’s worth it for the 2,400-square-foot Red Door Spa by Elizabeth Arden at The Chatwal, which is tucked underneath the hotel’s lobby like a wellness bank vault. While there, indulge in the Remineralize Escape body treatment, which involves a scrub, wrap, and moisturizer tailored to “restore the body’s natural balance and vitality.” The 80-minute treatment includes scalp and body massage as well. And that’s on top of the indoor saltwater lap pool and a Jacuzzi plunge pool where you can zen out before or after your treatment.
5. Therapi at the Kollectiv
So, this isn’t your traditional spa treatment. But, it’s certainly helpful for moms looking to clear their mind a bit. Called “Theraphi,” the energy treatment is inspired by Nikola Tesla. Basically, you lay on a table in a quiet room between two plasma tubes. They’re supposed to send ions through your body supposedly inducing a deep state of relaxation. Even just a few quiet moments alone will certainly feel rejuvenating.