• A Pampered Pregnancy

    Destination Maternity Offers A Relaxing, All-Natural Spa Designed For Moms-To-Be

    By Kristina M. Cappuccilli

    What
    with all the walking, climbing subway stairs and navigating narrow shopping
    aisles, being pregnant in the city can be stressful. But Manhattan moms-to-be can
    unwind in style and comfort at Edamame Spa at Destination Maternity, located on
    Madison Avenue and 57th Street. From the minute the elevator doors open, the
    spa’s tranquil, Zen-like atmosphere transports guests to a relaxed, stress-free
    state of mind.

     

    The
    spa, which launched about six years ago, has become a welcoming respite for
    expectant moms during a time when they are often overwhelmed by all the
    decision-making and anxiety that can accompany a pregnancy.

    “We
    really wanted to create a place for women who are pregnant to come and relax,”
    says Sue Perez, a licensed esthetician and the spa’s manager. When they arrive,
    expectant moms are led into the tranquility room, where the built-in waterfall
    makes their short waiting time all the more peaceful. Combined with dimly lit
    candles enveloping the room and warm earth tones coloring the walls, it’s easy
    to feel relaxed before the pampering even begins.

    The
    spa offers an expansive selection of body services for those who are past their
    first trimester and can safely indulge in treatments. Services include The Skin
    Resonance Facial, specially formulated to keep skin radiant despite the
    hormonal changes of pregnancy; the signature Mom-To-Be Massage, customized to
    relieve particular areas of stress throughout the body; and an array of other
    body treatments and enhancements. One of Perez’s favorites is the Lemon Verbena
    Body Polish, which exfoliates and hydrates skin. What’s more, all treatments
    are tailored to each expectant mom.

    Because
    health and safety are of utmost concern for pregnant women, all of the
    treatments provided at Edamame Spa are performed with certified organic
    products that contain no artificial dyes, carbons, sulfates or other chemical
    pesticides, Perez notes. Formulated with plant products harvested from
    uncontaminated soil, each product is beautifully fragranced and conditions the
    skin back to a gentle, supple state. Products are sourced from companies like
    Mama Mio, Naturopathica and Comfort Zone and are also available for purchase.
    Of course, women who aren’t pregnant are also welcome, and can enjoy everything
    from deep tissue facials and aroma therapeutic massages to anti-aging
    treatments and body waxing. The spa also hosts parties and baby showers and
    offers discount packages and gift cards.

    Whether
    it’s a one-time visit or a regular ritual, the spa’s philosophy is that
    moms-to-be deserve to kick up their feet and feel like a queen every once in a
    while. With adjustable, heated beds draped with 400-thread count sheets and a
    staff committed to client satisfaction, that’s easy to do at Edamame Spa.
    What’s more, Destination Maternity even offers a lounge area where other family
    members can hang out and enjoy TV’s, computers and toys.

    Relaxation
    is the goal at Edamame Spa, which caters to expectant moms trying to juggle it
    all. “Women living in New York—we
    work full-time, we have families, our lifestyle is hectic,” says Perez. “Going
    to a spa is something you do to feel better.”

    Edamame Spa (located
    inside Destination Maternity),
    28 East 57th Street at Madison Avenue, 212-588-1990, edamamespa.com.

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