All women, mum or not, dream of being pampered. It’s in our bones. To us, being cared for is something we’re used to doing for others — so when it happens to us, we slip into a happy coma. It’s Heaven!
Since having kids, I never really get the chance to have “me time” and get pampered. The closest thing I get to a “massage” is getting my four year old to walk across my back. Hot tip for mums: it’s freaking awesome for about one minute, then it’s super annoying and painful.
As much as I love being walked on by a toddler, nothing compares to going out and having your head massaged at the hairdressers, your nails “did” or getting a full body relaxation massage in a quiet room with no kids and nobody to look after.
I’m drooling as I write this.
So, from one mother to another, please go and spoil your mum this Mother’s Day.
Here is the ultimate list: Where to pamper mum in the City.
1. Virgara Hair & Beauty – Melbourne Street
:: Shop 2-116 Melbourne St. North Adelaide, 08 8267-2002
If you want your hair “did”, these guys do all that and more. Haircuts and colours, facials, makeup and spray tans – all the wonderful things to make your mum feel as beautiful as we think she is. Everyone loves a good head massage at the hairdressers! You’ll find Virgara Hair & Beauty on Melbourne Street, surrounded by lots of delicious coffee spots and “watering holes” – perfect for an post-pampering drink.
They’re offering two great specials for Mother’s Day: Buy a take-home product and receive a complimentary wash, cut and blow-dry with a conditioning treatment, for free! Or, get your roots done with a regrowth colour, cut, wash and blow-dry for $98.
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2. Clarity Wellness – Melbourne Street
:: 60 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide, 08 8239 0575
You’ll find this gem on Melbourne Street, North Adelaide. Mums are normally riddled with aches and pains, even though they never complain about it. (I’m the exception to the rule). Never-the-less, Clarity Wellness does acupuncture, pregnancy treatments and remedial massage amongst other things that your mum needs and loves. They also offer gift vouchers so your mum can pick and choose how she wants to be pampered.
Mum will love a 90 minute nurturing massage, including herbal tea and Clarity-blended bath salts to take away for $100 (normally $130). To make it even easier, you can book online at Clarity Wellness.
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3. Axia Hair – Rundle Street
:: 229 Rundle Street Adelaide, 08 8223 4636
“The perfect hairstyle and a great experience”, that’s what Axia Hair is all about. The name meaning value, or worth, their relaxed environment welcomes clients to come in and be provided with excellent service and stylists who always go the extra mile.
Located on Rundle Street, it’s the perfect spot to take mum for a wash and blow dry and then whisk her away for a delicious lunch along Rundle afterwards.
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4. So Spa Boutique – Hutt Street
:: 198 Hutt Street, Adelaide, 8227 1116
Putting the “SO” in so good, So Spa Boutique specialises in three things mum’s love: advanced featherstroke brows, facial treatments and the latest massage techniques. I’ll have all three thanks! So Spa offers a boutique experience in the heart of Adelaide and customises treatments for every individual.
They even offer their very own healthy bites & tea/coffee menu! Hutt Street is riddled with cafes and eateries so make a day of it with your beautiful mum.
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5. Eassa Day Spa – Hindley Street
:: 34 Hindley Street, Adelaide, 08 8231 8669
You’ll find the brand new Eassa Day Spa in the heart of the City on Hindley Street. With total indulgence and bliss, they offer a smorgasbord of treatments, from massage, nails and facials, to spray tans and relaxation spa packages. They even offer a treatment called King For A Day, which is exactly what it sounds like, a five and a half hour treatment. I cannot even imagine – bliss!
For Mother’s Day they’re offering a special 90 minute spa package for $110 (normally $140) and a two hour luxury spa package for $199 (normally $250).
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6. Therapia Physio – North Street near Currie Street in the City
:: 25 North Street, Adelaide, 8221 5011
Mums and mums-to-be, Therapia Physio welcome anyone who wants to lead a healthier life. With qualified physiotherapists, they help your mum get back into sport, recover from surgery and better understand her body. They offer pregnancy yoga and pilates, massage therapy and acupuncture, amongst other things. Patient Care is their number one priority, they go above and beyond for their clients.
This Mother’s Day, get a one hour pampering massage, plus enjoy a restorative yoga/meditation class and pilates mat class for $65.
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7. Snip n’ Shape – Exchange Lane off Grenfell Street
:: 25 Grenfell Street, Grenfell Plaza, 82316262
Hair cuts, colours, facials and waxing, Snip n’ Shape on Grenfell Street has it all. They even do Keratin hair straightening (all my friends rave about this). I need to invest, especially because they’re offering 50% off for the treatment.
They have special Goldwell Mother’s Day Packs at the moment for $44.95, including 3 gorgeous products and are also offering a cut and blow dry plus a 30 minute Oligodermie facial for $80!
Image credit: Snip n Shape
8. Contours by Diamond – Melbourne Street
:: 262 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide, 0423 025 912
Helping to make mum feel her absolute best, Contours by Diamond is a wellness centre and offers a range of personalised treatments, specializing in Biomesosculpture, Microdermabrasion and tailored slimming treatments.
They also do teeth whitening, organic peels and oxygen therapy. For Mother’s Day, they are offering a pamper special: $65 full microdermabrasion using flower peel!
Now, let’s all get pampered and have a super relaxing and happy Mother’s Day! For more options to pamper mum in the city, head over to The Adelaide City Council.
:: Sponsored by the Adelaide City Council ::