Brackenridge Country Retreat & Spa, Martinborough is now offering Mums with babies an opportunity to pamper themselves in an environment that is accepting of a few grizzles, on the second Wednesday morning of each month.

“Many new mums are sleep deprived and in need of some relaxation, so we’ve created a morning once a month where they can be at ease in the Spa knowing that it’s a Mums ‘n’ Bubs morning and a few cries or grizzles is absolutely fine.” said Sharon Garrett, Spa Manager.

“This also presents a terrific opportunity to meet other mums in our relaxation lounge prior to, after or as a break in between multiple treatments.”

Because of the risks in a spa, including hot fireplace, wax pots and an unsupervised pool, toddlers and active crawlers are not welcome, explains Sharon.

“The morning is really for mums with little babies who they are not comfortable leaving with a baby sitter.” she adds. “Talking to mums and polling groups such as Wairarapa Mums on Facebook, we discovered that many mums feel uncomfortable taking their precious new baby to a salon or spa in case they disturb others.”

This got Sharon thinking.

“All of these mums prior to baby’s arrival had a regular mani/pedi, did their monthly maintenance whether that was waxing, eye brow shape, a spray tan or even a facial. So why should they miss out now just because of a new arrival? The idea is certainly not a new one to the industry, so I can’t take the credit for that, it was more a case of finding a way to make it work with our existing business.“

Mums must keep their baby with them at all times, including taking he/she into the treatment room with them for their appointment. All appointments need to be pre-booked.

Brackenridge Spa has created some new shorter treatments exclusively for this group including:

Essential Manicure or Pedicure with FREE Gel upgrade – no one with a small baby has time to wait for polish to dry – Gel is the way forward and it’s long-lasting!   (Price $39 | $49)

Essential Manicure & Pedicure Combination with FREE Gel polish (Price $75 representing a saving of $33 off normal prices)

Mini Facial (30 mins) Let us pamper your skin. We’ll start with a cleanse followed by an exfoliation to remove dull skin cells.   Our therapist will apply serum to your face and a beautiful eye cream to hydrate the delicate skin around your eyes. The facial will finish with the application of an SPF moisturiser. (Price: $45 usually $65)

Massage (30 mins) Unwind with a Swedish massage. The long, flowing movements of this massage will leave you feeling relaxed and best of all this massage is tailored to your needs – so if your back is sore we’ll focus there to give you some relief.   (Price: $45)

In addition, there is also 2-for-1 Waxing on Wednesdays (2 body parts for the price of one, with the cheaper of the two, completely free) and the current Winter promotions.

The next Mums ‘n’ Bubs morning at Brackenridge Spa will be on Wednesday 12th September from 9am to 1pm.   Mark the second Wednesday of each month in your diary.

The Brackenridge Day Spa is open 7 days per week from 9am to 5pm and is part of the popular Brackenridge Country Retreat & Spa, located just over an hour’s drive from Wellington, in Martinborough and just a 2-minute drive from Martinborough Village.   The retreat is situated on the doorstep of the South Wairarapa’s acclaimed vineyards, in a lush country setting. Facilities include a choice of private self-contained cottages or studios, day spa, 20-metre heated indoor salt water lap pool, gym and outdoor heated spa pool.   The property is a favourite for special events and weddings with several outdoor venues, meeting and conference rooms available to suit groups of two to 200.

For further information about Spa packages and gift vouchers email [email protected] and book spa treatments online at

9 August, 2018