Australia's best pregnancy day spas

Posted on 04 January 2017

If the job of growing a human, coupled with fatigue, back aches, morning sickness and swollen ankles aren’t big enough excuses for a pamper session, then we don’t know what is! Visiting a day spa during pregnancy is an absolute MUST and the team at The Ten Active have a list of the best around Australia covered.


Popular treatment during pregnancy are no different to those you might enjoy normally, but ensure you follow our guidelines to ensure the safety of yourself and your baby.

-        Massages during the first trimester of pregnancy aren’t recommended, so perhaps have your partner do a lovely gentle foot rub at home instead

-        Steer clear of essential oils and retinoid during facials, as these aren’t recommended either

-        If you opt for a manicure or pedicure, ensure you use nail polish that is free from formaldehyde and toluene 

-        Give the sauna and steam room a miss throughout your pregnancy, as overheating is dangerous for you and your baby

Our Picks

NSW – Yummy Mummy Day Spa in Clovelly
Yummy Mummy is situated in both Perth and Clovelly, and its reputation for luxe pregnancy pampering proceeds it. It is a day spa designed for mums and expecting mums, so all your needs are well and truly catered for. We love the specialist knowledge that the therapists have for common skincare issues, and particularly pigmentation during pregnancy. The products are all super safe and completely compliment your skin. Our treatment choice? Go for the Glow Package, which includes a foot soak, full body scrub, massage, facial and yummy treats. You will leave the place feeling heavenly! 

Victoria – Body Freedom Urban Day Spa in Melboune CBD
This luxurious day spa, situated in the hustle and bustle of Melboune city, specialises in pregnancy massage. The trouble that the therapists go to, to make their clients comfortable is second-to-none and is coupled with an environment that oozes comfort and wellbeing. Our pick? The75 minute massage on the futon by midwife trained masseurs or for the ultimate indulgence, go for a pregnancy package. 

Queensland – Endota Spa (various locations)
Endota Spa has become the largest day spa network in Australia, and for a very good reason! The back-to-nature inspired experience not only relaxes and unwinds, but recharges you in great comfort. The pregnancy ‘pick me up’ spa package is designed to alleviate antenatal aches and pains, leaving you ready to tackle any pregnancy challenge. 

South Australia – Temple Day Spa in Unley
Temple Day Spa is a boutique day spa and have been voted ‘Best Day Spa in Adelaide’, so, as you would expect, the service and treatments here are nurturing and are sure to leave you pampered. Their soothing pregnancy massage is customised and specially designed to support you and your baby, allowing you total relaxation and calm.  

Western Australia – Hidden Valley Day Spa in Pickering Brook
Situated within the Hidden Valley Eco Resort, this day spa is a great excuse to take a few days away to completely relax and enjoy the serenity just 30 minutes from Perth. The day spa boasts some culturally diverse rituals and packages, including a traditional Balinese treatment and a Shirodhara treatment, adopted from ancient India. Their pregnancy relaxation massage is our top choice and includes an exfoliating coconut and vanilla foot scrub. Divine! 

Tasmania – Savoy Day Spa in Hobart
The menu of specialist pregnancy treatments at this gorgeous day spa will have you booking in an instant. In a premier location and in a spectacular setting, the treatments here will have you relaxed and feeling balanced and rejuvenated in no time. The ‘Silk-E-Smooth’ treatment left us with the softest skin ever experienced and is an absolute must! 

Can you add to our list? We would love to hear your top recommendations for day spas across the world!

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