For the last month we have been delving deep into the self-care waters. We’ve treaded through a daily self-care routine that any new parent can adopt, and we’ve plunged into weekly activities that new parents can grab ahold of. This week, we will finish this series on our favorite self-care splurges for new parents.
Splurges: once a month
Pamper yourself: Okay, I have the ULTIMATE go-to place for a mini-getaway. The Glade: Salon and Day Spa (it’s just as amazing as it sounds) located in Travelers Rest, just off Main Street. It is an Aveda salon, which uses eco-friendly products that are made from pure flower and plant extracts, and they specialize in massage, airbrush tan, haircuts/color/style, facials, manicures/pedicures and so much more. An added bonus, if you mention Foothills Family Doulas in the month of May you will receive 20% off of your first-time purchase! The Glade wants you to feel as beautiful as you look, and so do we. Last month, I got a massage from Kristen; she seemed to melt every tense muscle in my body. I was a wobbly mess for the rest of the day… in a good way. So treat yourself for Mother’s Day!
Get back to nature: We are really blessed to live in one of the most beautiful place on the east coast! Our doulas are proud to live in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and we know you are too! We have unlimited access to waterfalls, hiking trails, natural water slides, swimming holes, campgrounds, and state parks. Some of my best thinking has been done at the top of a mountain, overlooking the place I call “home.” You and your partner, and your little(s) can pack a lunch on a sunny Saturday and head for the mountains. There are so many to choose from that you could literally have amazing weekend trips for years!
Finally, Hire a Postpartum Doula: You know, I couldn’t leave this out. Imagine waking up in the morning to the smell of coffee brewing and gentle feet walking to and fro through your house. You get up to find breakfast warming in the oven, a load of laundry is running in the dryer, last night’s dinner dishes have been washed, and your newborn is fed and happy. Sounds too good to be true, right? Most people just don’t know that there is someone who will come to your home, help you with light house work, AND allow you get the much-needed rest or self-care that you deserve. Postpartum doulas are professionals at getting babies to sleep, whipping up a delicious dinner, and can change a diaper faster than you can yawn. And they care. Genuinely. They want you to feel empowered, rested, and confident in your role as a parent. Our postpartum doulas are trained through a credible agency that equips them with the education and knowledge to care for you and your newborn. This type of service goes far beyond any care you’ve ever experienced. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with your postpartum doula from Foothills Family Doulas!
Everyone’s postpartum journey is different. Find others who are traveling in the same direction. They’ve got your back!
What is your favorite self-care activity? Let us know in the comments below.