A Mellow Mood
[spa for mamas & their families
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Tuesdays 12:30PM - 7:30PM
Wednesdays 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Thursdays 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Friday 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Saturdays 9:30AM - 3:30PM
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About a Mellow Mood
A Spa For Mamas & their Families:
On December 17, 2004, HeatherLyn gave birth to her first daughter, Ally Josephine. In an instant, she was exposed to a brand new world- the one of motherhood. HeatherLyn was determined to make her way through stylish, fresh and inspired. A Mellow Mood came to be because HeatherLyn wanted a place for herself. A baby-friendly, mama-friendly, natural spa. A Mellow Mood is a celebration of all things natural beauty and wellness. Our local Boulder spa is a destination for new and expectant mothers and their families looking to feeling as good as they possibly can, knowing that the products being used are healthy and effective. Style, beauty and joy are at our fingertips. Be a Mellow Mama.
A Mellow Mood's Philosophy:
Be a Mellow Mama.
We are the Creative Directors of our families. Our emotional and physical wellness can set the tone of our homes. The Mama-Tide is turning. Taking care of one-self is the new wave. Happy Mama=Happy Baby. Massage can mellow the mind and body, helping mamas to soften to their babies and importantly their partners. Getting your nails done... Makes diaper duty a bit more fashionable.
About HeatherLyn Ernst
As a certified prenatal, postpartum and Colorado licensed Massage and Bodywork therapist, specializing in working with pregnant and postpartum women, HeatherLyn has offered relief from pregnancy discomforts for many expectant moms.
HeatherLyn has been a practicing massage therapist in Boulder, CO for 15 years, working with local families in Spas, offering postpartum massage house calls and in the birth community as a certified DONA Birth doula. In 2006, HeatherLyn opened a Mellow Mood Spa for Mamas and their Families, born out of the true need for a safe and healthy spa for expectant families.
HeatherLyn started her massage training in Iowa City, IA, graduating in 1999 from Eastwind School of Holistic Healing. In 2000, HeatherLyn enrolled in Boulder College of Massage Therapy
New Beginnings: Massage Therapy for Pregnancy, Labor and the Postpartum Period, taught by Michele Kolakowski, NCTMB and Shoshanah Halpern, NCTMB.
In 2007, HeatherLyn completed Cortiva Institute Maternity and Infant Massage Program led by Michele Kolakowski, LMT of Sanctuary Healing Arts and Childbirth and DONA International approved Birth doula certification with Penny Bussell- Stansfield. With this certification, HeatherLyn has had the rewarding experience of supporting high risk expectant moms and working on Boulder Community Hospital's Labor and Delivery and Mom/Baby floor offering massage and doula services.
HeatherLyn offers a full -range of bodywork for families, with certified skills in Prenatal + Postpartum, Swedish + Deep tissue massage, reflexology, Body Treatment Specialist for Phytomer and Yonka, including scrubs, wraps and detox, Sauna Specialist and licensed nail technician.
My proudest parenting moment:
Seeing my girls meet each other for the first time. Upon hearing her big sister's voice bounding down the hospital hallway, baby Kate looked around the room, searching for that voice that she knew so well already. Joey barreled into the room and their eyes connected with razor sharp focus. That connection is one I will never forget, made me feel whole.
The proudest moments in my career:
Attending births as a doula and witnessing the power of women and a baby's first breath.
I define downtime as:
Books. Fashion Magazines. Coffee. Repeat.
My guiltiest pleasure:
Flying to Chicago to see my best friends, flying solo, sleeping solo with a stack of magazines and late night recordings of Rachel Zoe and Project Runway episodes.
I can't believe I forgot:
My coffee cup on the top of my car. Again.
Patience. Patience. Patience.
My parenting motto in 5 words or less:
Try to do less
A typical Sunday morning:
Mama sleeps in. Chef Papa makes breakfast and we do nothing.
My favorite moment of the day:
Plopping down on the couch at the end of the day with my hubby. Girls are down. Relief. Exhaustion. Fortune. Laughter.
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