One of the aims of Birth Zone is to connect families with beneficial goods and services here in the UAE.
So when the opportunity arose for me to sample what’s on offer for Mummies at SensAsia Urban Spas, I of course took this responsibility very seriously!
The Yummy Mummy Club is represented in our gift bags, so I wanted to ensure that their service was top notch (I know, it was indeed selfless of me to take one for the team….you’re welcome).
The specialist SensMama Menu has some lovely options that sounded so relaxing it was hard to choose. In the end I decided to go with the ‘I’m a Mummy Now’ massage and it was simply divine!
I went to the first ever SensAsia spa, which is located in the Village Mall, Jumeirah. It was easy to park there, which was a plus, and it has just been beautifully renovated to celebrate their 10th anniversary.
Walking in to the reception, the first thing I noticed was the gorgeous smell. I would like to bottle that and take it home please!
I was given a form to complete about my state of health and preferences, which usually I will complete with an internal eye-roll as it’s a bit of a tedious task. But it was all written with such a great sense of humour, that it took the boredom out of it.
I was then lead through a secret spinning door into the inner sanctum – I felt like Alice falling down the rabbit hole!
Grace, my softly spoken therapist, gave me very clear instructions on where to go and what to do, which I liked. I don’t like being left twiddling my thumbs wondering what’s going to happen next.
The super soft robe immediately made me feel snuggly and relaxed and they even provided nicely fitting spa knickers (the holy grail in spas the world over), so I didn’t feel exposed and vulnerable.
The lights were dimmed, so it felt very private and I didn’t feel so self conscious about my wobbly bits, although I’m sure they’ve seen it all before.
The large, sturdy bed was deceptively comfortable and before I knew it, Grace’s gentle but confident strokes had me fighting for consciousness.
I think that maybe a gentle tinkling sound might have woken me from my coma, although I can’t be sure. I floated out from that place at least 4 kilos of stress lighter.
We know that the more relaxed a Mother is throughout her pregnancy, the better for the baby, so pregnancy is sometimes the first time a woman can take care of herself without the guilt that so many of us excel at.
I was a bit miffed that I wasn’t pregnant, as I would’ve loved to have joined the Yummy Mummy Club to get all the freebies, but I do get to sleep more than a few hours each night, so you can’t have your cake and eat it.
It works out such good value for money, with a free Mama Mio starter pack, a discount on each massage, a bonus add-on ‘Yummy Tummy’ treatment every time, then 10% off all Mama Mio Products, plus you can attend exclusive coffee mornings with guest speakers. The longer you join for (3, 5 or 6 months) the better value it becomes, so it’s best you get started as soon as you hit the magic 12 week marker!
So for more information and a cheeky little discount for SensAsia, come along to one of the Birth Zone events or classes and nab one of our gift bags.
If you are interested to explore pregnancy, birth and parenting in more depth, you are welcome to join us at one of our next events.
If you'd like to find out more about our next group hypnobirthing prenatal preparation course click HERE.
Group session dates:
Session 1 - Monday 27th October 2014
Session 2 - Monday 3rd November 2014
Session 3 - Monday 10th November 2014
Session 4 - Monday 17th November 2014
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