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Published June 3rd 2019
Float, splash and grow at Melbourne Baby Spa
Melbourne's first Baby Spa is open in Rowville ready to pamper newborns aged 2 days to 6 months.
Baby Spa, which originally opened in London and has since expanded globally, was founded in 2005 by South African swimming expert Laura Sevenus.
Melbourne Baby Spa is now open in Rowville for bubs from 2 days to 6 months old. Image:Melbourne Baby Spa
Babies (and parents too!) can enjoy a safe and relaxed environment where they can be calmed, develop their senses, strengthen their muscles and bones, and build their confidence.
A visit begins with a 10 to 30-minute immersion in a neonatal pod or larger unit, depending on the age of the baby (pictured above.) Your little one is supported by a patented flotation device called a BUBBY®, allowing them to move freely in water, as they develop a range of movements.
The BUBBY® doesn't restrict movement or cause any discomfort and has been carefully engineered design to completely support the baby's head and neck. All Baby Spa water is purified by a reverse osmosis system and heated to the appropriate temperature according to the little one's age in weeks.
The sensation of floating in warm water puts babies completely at ease and can promote a number of key benefits, including helping muscular and skeletal strength through the water's gentle resistance. The baby's movement through the water has a positive effect on the digestive and circulatory systems, helping to reduce meconium levels and lowering the risk of jaundice three or four days after birth.
Subtle water pressure on the chest can increase lung capacity by strengthening intercostal muscles and the respiratory system and with regular visits, your little one can also boost their cardiovascular system and learn innate swimming reflexes.
Once baby is ready to come out of the water, the BUBBY® is removed and they are then gently wrapped in warm, soft towels and treated to a gentle massage by the fully trained spa therapists.
Mums won't miss out on being pampered either with Baby Spa Melbourne offering specialised pregnancy massages, foot, and leg treatments, pregnancy pilates classes and Mums Bubs pilates classes.
Booking are available at www.yourbabyspa.com.au and sessions are priced at $85 each, or 5 sessions for $380, or 10 sessions for $720.