Hudson Valley Spas to help mom recharge

6 spots for mom's to relax and unwind

spas and retreats in the Hudson Valley

The Hudson Valley is home to many wonderful retreats, whether spiritual, spa-like, nutritional or yoga-based. Whether for just the morning or an all-day affair, local spas can recharge moms or prepare an expectant mom for their big day and beyond.

The health benefits of a massage alone are worth the investment: improved circulation, lowered blood pressure, the release of toxins, and let’s be honest, it just plain feels good.

Here are six Hudson Valley retreat spots to consider:

Aspects Inn and Spa, Woodstock. Having renovated their vintage 1910 colonial home with two private antique furnished two bedrooms apartments, professional artist and writer Lio and Sharon Magat  have created a custom designed 2000 sq ft state of the art spa and 40 ft indoor pool addition to provide a unique and exclusive sensual retreat for body, mind and spirit in the heart of the soulful milieu of the village of Woodstock. Relax after an invigorating swim in the natural saline 40’ pool in the 47 jets saline jacuzzi and finish off in the therapeutic infrared sauna to the soothing sounds of stereophonic music. Experience an array of personal spa therapies from yoga to massages to facials and salon treatments with select local professional therapists in the privacy of your own spa setting.

Bodymind Massage Therapy, New Paltz. Bodymind Massage Therapy sessions are tailored to meet your needs. Whether you are overstressed or overworked our massage techniques will relieve and calm you. We also specialize in massage for people with chronic pain, headaches or those in need of back pain therapy.

No two people are alike, so no two massage therapy sessions are alike. We use our skilled hands and intuitive observations to give you and your body what you most need at the moment.

Depending on your needs, we may work your whole body or focus on a certain area. You may need a specific injury area addressed, you may need to unwind from your busy lifestyle, or you may need to be invigorated to face the day. Whatever your needs may be, our goal is to help you restore balance in your body and mind.

Miracles Day Spa, Wallkill
Rejuvenate your body and unplug your mind at Miracles Day Spa-an all-Natural Day Spa with B&B. They spa specializes in therapeutic massage, facials, body wraps, couples massage, reflexology, pregnancy massage and hot stone massage. 

You can also book a weekend getaway at Serene Vista Spa Bed and Breakfast. They will make your getaway peaceful and relaxing with comfortable beds, soft sheets and quiet surroundings that afford restful sleep. Then awake to delicious breakfast, spa treatments and magical outdoor spaces.

The Little Owl Spa
The Little Owl Spa offers one price for all types of massage therapy. The cost only varies based on duration of massage. Each session is customized to the clients needs in regards to pressure preference and massage type. Some of the modalities of massage that the massage therapists are trained in are: Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, myofacial release, trigger point therapy, neuromuscular massage, Eastern massage & lymphatic drainage. Aromatherapy is incorporated into every massage. 

You can also get a facial with or without chemicals, hard and soft waxing for multiple parts of the body, healing sessions with sage, crystals, singing bowl and energy work, plus skincare consultations.

One Light Healing Touch, Stormville. Guests can learn healing and beneficial techniques.  “The six sacred self-healing practices deepen your personal healing and spiritual awareness, including meditation, visualization, sound work, breath work, movement and sacred ceremony,” said Penny Lavin, associate director.

“Guests will explore the ancient art of spiritual healing and discover the skills to access, strengthen and apply the healing energies we all possess,” she says.

Garrison Institute, Garrison. For those who can just grab an hour or two, this stunning spot along the Hudson River offers spectacular views and a contemplative atmosphere. There’s a gazebo for river-gazing, and a brand new labyrinth which enhances the meditative practice. Their grounds are open to the public from dawn until dusk. Plus, it’s free.

Jamie Lober is a contributor to HVParent.