Massage, hydrotherapy, warm towels – the day spa for babies

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You’ve heard of the benefits of massage for babies – but how about a whole day spa dedicated to tiny tots?

The new Baby Spa in London is giving infants a very early taste of pampering. Billed as a spa “for the full and healthy development of your baby”, it offers babies as young as two days old 30-minute “immersion sessions” in hydrotherapy pools with warm water that is either purified (for babies under eight weeks old) or sterilised (after they’ve been immunised).

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They are then wrapped in towels “laundered in special washing machines that use ozone purification”, and move on to a grapeseed oil massage followed by gentle exercise – all to the soothing sounds of soft music.

Laura Sevenus tells the Daily Mail babies are put into a special flotation ring during hydrotherapy, which allows them to move freely. The spa says the water immersion “supports mental and physical development”, helps babies sleep and improves their digestive, cardiovascular and respiratory systems.

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“Baby Spa creates a calm, soothing and fun experience for both the parent and baby,” Ms Sevenus tells the Daily Mail. “It’s amazing to watch the intense pleasure, contentment and curiosity the babies of just a few days or weeks old show as soon as they float in the warm water.”

But like any day spa, it’s not cheap – the equivalent of about $105 an hour.

(images via Daily Mail)

Michelle Rose

Michelle Rose

Michelle is a journalist and mum to two girls who are obsessed with dinosaurs, fairies, pirates and princesses in equal measure. She lives in Melbourne's east with her husband, daughters and a giant, untameable labradoodle. Michelle loves all things vegetarian, wine (it's a fruit) and online shopping.

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