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May 5, 2008

FREE "baby spa" opportunity

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Here's a fun chance to pamper your baby (ages four weeks to pre-crawling) at Hela @ The Collection in Chevy Chase - for free! Tomorrow and Wednesday, May 6-7 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon, participants are invited to an infant massage instruction session.

In partnership with Infant Massage USA, Hela Spa is expanding its baby spa services, encouraging families to check out the benefits of practices like therapeutic touch. It's true: The research suggests that babies who are massaged tend to sleep longer and more deeply, spend more time active and alert for learning, have fewer problems with gassiness or constipation, and benefit from the bonding experience with their caregiver.

The Collection spa is located at 5481 Wisconsin Ave., Level 2. No charge, but class size is limited. Call 301.613.9828 to reserve your space.

p.s. I'm a firm believer in spa days for MOMS, too. Aside from feeling good, it's the best preventive medicine for a tired, busy body. And Hela Spa's Georgetown location is offering Mother's Day specials - including a "mom-to-be" package that sounds divine. Be sure to forward this link to your partner, if he needs a little nudge in the gift-giving direction!

Posted by Sarah at 11:52 AM.