Children’s spa treatments take the spotlight

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CHILDEN’S spa treatments have surged in popularity recently, and Youth Central chats with some spa owners about the importance of grooming children young to take care of themselves.

Luise Nghiwete, therapist and owner of Lui Heavenly Touch Spa at Walvis Bay, offers various treatments like massages, pedicures and mini facials.

Costs range from between N$50 and N$200, Nghiwete says.

The spa also does massages for babies and toddlers who suffer from colic or bloating.

“We try to massage their tummies to minimise discomfort,” she says.

Treatments for children are an excellent investment, says Nghiwete.

“Introducing spa dates to kids and teenagers will minimise them doing the wrong things.

“We want to groom the kids from a very young age. To urge them to take care of themselves and to take care of their bodies,” Nghiwete says.

Meraki Wellness Centre’s Hendrina Amakali says the centre offers a range of treatments including manicures, facials and massages, ranging in price from N$15 to N$190.

They offer children’s treatments because they understand that self-care is essential. They also believe it’s a great idea to introduce spa treatments to children while they are still young.

“Our fabulous fruity facial are 40 minutes long including a scalp massage. The heavenly massages are for 50 minutes, while our ice cream manicures are about 50 minutes long.

“We decided to introduce these treatments to encourage self-care and love, which ideally will be best to introduce at an early age. Children also suffer from exhaustion and general muscle tension from running around and being so active during the day. Spa treatments will then also be a good treat for them so they can start learning how to relax and reconnect the mind and soul, which definitely helps them to get more productive.”

Many parents, however, see the kiddies spa menu as a waste of money, says Amakali.

This is because they don’t understand the therapeutic benefits of a child being pampered at an early age.

Amakali says the centre plans to launch a kiddies’ pampering party soon.

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