Flowers blooming, waves crashing, sun sizzling, beez buzzing as they travel from petal to petal in the Spring blooms. In Miami, the snow has... oh, Miami has no snow to worry about! The 90 degree weather with fairly cloudy skies and sea-breeze winds that carry salty aromas of March will be found at every turn. Families rushing to the beach, crowded malls, the exhausting bumper to bumper drives, it’s no news that Miami can be a stressing place.
New babies hatching and chirping in their nests, this is the season for new life. As expectant parents, you have fought through decoration planning for the new nursery, the shopping havoc in retail stores, the march madness all around and you find yourself in need of a vacation, in some cases, a staycation.
Welcome to the concept of "babymooning", in case you're not aware - this is not exactly like a honeymoon, but according to Sheila Kitzinger, author and childbirth educator, this is the necessary uninterrupted time parents need to bond with their new baby the first days after birth and occasionally by parents without their babies.
Jurlique Spa at the Mayfair Hotel & Spa Miami brings a new twist to the babymooning couples with their springtime indulgences: “a Babymooners Miami Getaway” for couples wanting to escape before meeting their new bundle of joy. This getaway comes with “Mommy Vices” and “Daddy Vices” Packages.
Jurlique’s inspiration is in nature, and it’s renowned as a pioneer in natural science for more than 25 years. With a biodynamic farm in the Adelaide Hills of Australia where organically grown flowers, herbs and plants thrive for proprietary blends that then are used at the spa. As one of only a handful of Jurlique spas in the U.S., the Spa features treatments utilizing the unique Bio-Intrinsic™ extraction method to capture the life-force of plants, enhancing their potency to create the most powerful, purest skin care on earth.
Holistic in technique, just about every product is biodegradable, hypo-allergenic, pH balanced and no animal testing whatsoever. Located inside the Zen-like gardens and fountains on the Mayfair Hotel & Massage Miami, the Jurlique Spa is a quiet haven for the body and mind. The facilities include seven sunlit treatment suites, a relaxation lounge and boutique.
The vitality of Jurlique’s essential oils work to stimulate the body and mind, formulated with unique blends of herbs and botanicals so pure and potent they deliver the best in high-performance Spa treatments.
Hand-picked flower petals evoke the essence of femininity. Australian super-fruits and plant derivatives like Kakadu Plum, Desert Lime and Wattle combine with innovative extracts such as Blue Sea Algae and Rock Samphire. The ingredients used for treatments at the Jurlique Spa are of the highest quality, hand-crafted with an artisanal approach to beauty and well-being.
Expectant couples can enjoy specialized pampering, gourmet breakfast in bed and a take-home indulgences basket. According to a University of Miami School of Medicine study, pre-natal massage provides multiple positive effects, including decreased back and leg pain, improved sleep, lowered anxiety and a decrease in levels of the stress hormone norepinephrine. Experts in pregnancy massage modify their bodywork techniques by being mindful of the changes in the body of a pregnant woman. These can include an increase in blood volume by as much as 50% during pregnancy, and sluggish blood flow to the legs. Circulatory changes mean a pregnant woman should avoid deep massage and strong pressure on the legs. Massage strokes to the legs should move toward the heart, especially after traveling.
First stop on your Miami Babymoon? The Jurlique Spa. After hours of travelling, slip into your luxurious robe and forget the stresses of planning and organizing for the baby’s arrival with a “Mother-To-Be Massage” (don’t worry Dad, you get one, too.) Expert therapists meet with you beforehand to tailor the massage to your needs. Getting a pre-natal massage helps ease soreness from swollen ankles, tender legs and tired feet. Spend the rest of your getaway sipping sparkling cider at one of the hotel’s rooftop poolside cabanas, taking in the panoramic sunset views over Biscayne Bay.
The Babymooners Miami Getaway also allows you to take some serenity home with you. Jurlique’s baby care products are formulated to keep skin soft and soothed - perfect for extra kisses and cuddles. Lavender essential oils help to calm both mother and baby. The takehome basket includes Baby’s Calming Bath Oil, Baby’s Gentle Shampoo and Body Wash and Baby’s Soothing Bubble Bath. For the expectant couple, Jurlique’s Comforting Blend Essential Oil creates a warm, relaxed atmosphere for a sense of intimacy and peace, plus a box of chocolate truffles to satisfy those unexpected nightly cravings. The Mayfair’s Babymooners Miami Getaway includes two nights in the hotel’s luxurious Venetian Suite, breakfast in bed daily, customized Jurlique Spa treatments, and the Takehome Treats basket from Jurlique.
Reservations are required for the Mayfair Hotel & Spa Miami’s springtime packages, one week in advance of arrival date. Any modifications or cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the date of arrival to avoid cancellation penalties. Additional restrictions may apply. Offer components, unless otherwise noted, are not transferable or redeemable for cash and cannot be applied towards future stays. Not valid with group bookings and cannot be combined with other discounts or offers. To book your Miami Vices Springtime getaways, call the hotel’s “Vice” specialists at 305 441 0000.
Your fun, peace and relaxation in Miami doesn’t need to end once you leave Jurlique, if you’re a new parent, just remember to take the sights and ambience of this great zen-garden home. Create a space for yourself to help you find your peace.
Until next time, Happy Travels –
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