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Send Mom on a Wonderful Wellness Trip for Mother’s Day

Whether on a solo trip or spending time with those she loves most, here are six wellness-inspired destinations that make for a great gift for mom.
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After two years balancing hybrid work and school schedules, travel restrictions, and ever-changing health mandates and protocols—in addition to all of her usual responsibilities—it’s safe to bet that most moms could use a vacation. Now that it seems as though airlines, hotels, and spas are beginning to operate as normal again, Mother’s Day is the perfect time to get mom back out into the world. Whether on a solo trip or spending time with those she loves most, here are six wellness-inspired destinations that make for a perfect gift for mom this Mother’s Day.


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Send mom to the Big Apple this May for a solo getaway at the Conrad New York Midtown. Book the hotel’s Mother’s Day Wellness Getaway package between April 29 and May 10, 2022 to treat mom to luxury accommodations, 25 percent off treatments at Exhale Spa, and a welcome amenity and complimentary beauty touch-ups from Bluemercury. While on property, she can enjoy in-room dining from the property’s signature restaurant, Dabble; nightly turndown service; luxury bath amenities; an expansive art collection; and an 1,500 square-foot fitness center.


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A few hours outside of New York City at Long Island’s first destination wellness retreat, Shou Sugi Ban House, licensed massage therapist and holistic healer Gretchen Newman will be offering the Feminine Body Ritual & Lymphatic Glow, from May 12 to 15, 2022. Designed to nourish and cleanse the creative power centers of women, the Feminine Body Ritual ($350, 90 minutes) is an external hands-on therapy that actively supports the healing of abdominal scarring, menstruation ailments, abdominal bloating, and menopause symptoms, while providing support for enhanced fertility during the conception phase of life. The Lymphatic Glow ($350, 90 minutes) uses several techniques to awaken and encourage proper lymphatic flow and drainage to contribute to strengthened immunity, a glowing complexion, and feelings of wellbeing, promoting a natural rejuvenation within the body.


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South of the border at Mexico’s Grand Velas Los Cabos, mom can enjoy a solo “Momcation” package that kicks off with a welcome signature cocktail or Champagne with fruit caviar and a mini head and neck massage upon arrival. During her stay, she’ll be treated to a Spa Atelier workshop to create a DIY hand scrub, a 50-minute aromatherapy massage, a 50-minute organic blue agave facial, and the renowned Se Spa hydrotherapy ritual. Other activities included range from a private yoga session on the beach, a spirited hat-decorating workshop, bubble tasting of the resort’s best Champagnes and sparkling wines, and more. Outside of Los Cabos, Grand Velas is offering additional Momcation packages at its properties in Riviera Nayarit and Riviera Maya as well.


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Across the Pacific in Hawaii, the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa is celebrating Mother’s Day with an over-the-top Hyatt Maui for Mother’s Day package. Intended for the family that wants to celebrate with mom, the package lets guests can choose from a three-night stay in the Presidential Suite or the Palace Suite, which can accommodate up to six people. During her stay, mom will be treated to a day of pampering at Kamaha’o, a Marilyn Monroe Spa, which includes a massage, a facial, and a pedicure. The family will also experience the gorgeous waters of Maui on a Snorkel Trip on a Catamaran, a brunch at Swan Court, a Private VIP Table at the award-winning Drums of the Pacific Luau, and more.


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For the mom-to-be, the Saxon Hotel, Villas, & Spa in Johannesburg has introduced a new Mother-To-Be Signature Package. The three-and-a-half-hour package begins with a gentle exfoliation to enhance the natural pregnancy glow, revealing smooth, radiant skin, followed by a soothing prenatal massage that eases the physical strains pregnancy has on the body. A nutrient-packed lunch from the Spa Café menu is served before a 60-minute Saxon Luxury Pedicure, which incorporates the revitalizing scent of the Saxon Signature fragrance along with a milk bath soak and Himalayan salt scrub to release feet tension.


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At Forestis, mom can look within herself surrounded by the nature of Puez-Geisler Nature Park at nearly 6,000 feet above sea level in the Dolomites in Italy. At the Forestis Spa, guests are encouraged to balance themselves with the Tree Circle Ceremony. During the treatment, mom will choose the species of tree—spruce, larch, stone pine, or mountain pine—whose scent will be sprayed in the room. Then, the body is cleansed during a wrapping technique that prepares the face and body for absorbing the beneficial balancing properties of the ritual. During the ceremony, wooden sticks and stones are used to perform a relaxing massage to release tension and activate the body’s energies to bring harmony to the conscious and subconscious. The unique experience is ideal for the mom looking to reconnect with herself.



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About The Author

Samantha (Sam) is a digital and content strategist who has been covering the health, wellness, and hospitality industries since 2016. A journalism graduate of Rider University, she has bylines in American Spa, American Salon, Travel Agent Central, Luxury Travel Advisor, International Meetings Review, BroadwayWorld, The Odyssey, and more. When she’s not working, she enjoys listening to podcasts, visiting Instagrammable art exhibits, looking for new restaurants to try, and petting dogs she passes on the street.