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From spas for pregnant women to those for pampered pooches, niche spas and special treatments are finding favour with spa developers across the world

We live in chaotic times and everyone deserves a good spa break. But it isn’t only busy jet setting executives or celebrities who are spending relaxing weekends at spas. Students, housewives, and senior citizens are also increasingly becoming regulars at the spas. But that’s not where the list of unusual spa goers ends. Spas are also catering to mothers-to-be, disabled people and even dogs! You heard that right. There are special spas that indulge these special categories of clients. Spa Mantra takes a look at some of these astonishing trends.


Spas for pregnant women

There was a time when spas would not touch a pregnant woman with a pole, fearing consequences. But today, the spa industry has developed so much that not only are spas offering treatments specifically tailored for pregnant women, but also opening spas meant especially for them. One such example is the Sweet Momma Health Spa and Wellness Boutique in Edmonton, Canada.


The spa caters to women (and men) all through the rite of parenthood. From Fertility to Pregnancy to Post Birth, they have treatments for all stages. The fertility treatments involve giving supplements, massages and acupuncture that optimize the chances of conception and complement tradition fertility treatments, if any.


The pregnancy treatments have lovely things as a belly facial for tight, itchy skin and leg remedies for swollen feet.  Besides, they have massages and nutrition counseling for expectant mothers. Finally, the post-birth treatments include, among other things, massages that are meant to tighten loose skin, reduce cellulite and stretch marks. There is even a massage for newborns!


The other treatments include the usual body wraps, body polishes, facials, manicures, pedicures, and waxes, and they even have their own line of products and supplements.


Mobile spa services for the aged and disabled

Spas across the globe are increasingly realizing the importance of designing spas that are accessible for disabled and elderly patrons. Some spas are trying to provide inclusive treatments, while some others are going as far as taking spa services home for those confined to bed. One such example is the Angels On Earth Home Beauty LLC. in Tucson, Arizona in the US. The company offers services like massages, hair-cut, make-up, nail therapy and facials at homes, hospitals and care homes. Some massages are especially done with an aim of alleviating aches and pains.



Their qualified and licensed therapists are trained in special curricula and render treatments with the care and patience needed for this set of clients.

Spas for pets!


Pet spas have been in vogue for some time now, but the range of services being included is increasing by the day. One of the most luxurious pet spas is The Pet Spa at Harrods in London, UK, which caters to the VIP (very important pets!).


While most pet spas offer services restricted to washing and basic grooming, The Pet Spa has enviable treatments, worthy of humans. To name a few, there are ‘pawdicures’ for dogs, which involve a milk soak, a steam treatment and claw painting, blueberry and vanilla facials for cats, and olive oil treatments for tortoises. But these luxury treatments come at a price.  A Thalassotherapy mud bath costs almost £50 (that’s around INR 4055!), a full body grooming costs £85, and a luxury massage costs nearly £125. Other treatments include aromatherapy baths, and healing John Paul oatmeal baths.


If a spa experience isn’t enough for indulgent masters, attached to The Pet Spa is the Harrods Pet Kingdom store. Here they can shop for ‘Chewy Vuitton’ handbag-shaped cushions, diamante collars, crystal-studded gold-lamé Robert ­Cavalli dog-coats, and even Perspex dog beds!


The spa goes beyond the realm of grooming and metes out behavioral counseling, animal Reiki, full body massages, nutritional advice and personal training sessions. There are special weight-management programs, souvenir photos of first haircuts and a pensioner’s club – all for pets! A brand associated with opulence, Harrods offers luxurious experiences in the truest sense at The Pet Spa.

Urmi Chanda Vaz

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