A Mellow Mood
[spa for mamas & their families]
The Sauna, or in other terms a HotHouse, is a place to relax with friends and family, and a place for physical and mental relaxation as well. In Finnish tradition, Saunas are not luxury treatments, but seen as a necessity for health and wellness. Before the rise of public Healthcare and Nursery, almost all Finnish mothers gave birth in saunas. Traditionally Saturday is the custom day for sitting in the HotHouse. The number of sauna cycles- going into the sauna and cooling down out of - and the duration of time in and out of, can vary from person to person based on preferences and state of health. 2 cycles is the minimum to achieve balance for the central nervous system. Visit the HotHouse Menu page for pricing.
The HotHouse is a sacred space.
Conversation is relaxed, it is rude to swear and controversial topics are avoided. Taking a sauna starts with washing one self up. Enter the dry, hot rock heated, Sauna. When the heat becomes uncomfortable its time to step out and cool down. Custom is to be wrapped in a towel and to have a drink and a snack. Step back into the sauna and repeat. 30 minutes- 2 hours can be expected.
Facts For Families
What to expect at a Mellow Mood HotHouse in Boulder
Here is an example of a possible flow for Sauna cycles:
Joy of Sauna 60 minutes
Massage For Good Maternal Health
Massage provides an integration of the body and mind, producing a meditative state or heightened awareness of living in the present moment. Massage can provide emotional balance, bringing with it true relaxation and peace.
A peaceful mama is our mission at a Mellow Mood. Our selection of services focus on prenatal and postpartum body care. Visit the Mama Spa page for pricing.
Facts for Families
Numerous studies conducted have shown that mothers who are massaged regularly in pregnancy are more nurturing, can more easily read their baby's cues and can tolerate the fussiness of infants more easily than those that aren't massaged. So it doesn't hurt to have your partner give you a massage and/or schedule one with a prenatal massage therapist occasionally throughout your pregnancy.
Constant nurturing of a new baby depletes mom's oxytocin levels (oxytocin = happy,bonding hormone) Postpartum massage helps mamas connect to their own body through nurturing touch and boosts emotional reserves for better connection with their partners.