I'm back...Nine months went so fast!
Wednesday, 2 March 2016 | Admin
Senior Therapist Libby
Seems like only yesterday since I last saw you all!
Nine months went so fast. I can hardly remember what I was like before I created my best work of art, my baby boy, Lincoln. It's true what they say; rest as much as possible and do the things you enjoy before your little bundle arrives. I never fully understood those very wise words until about 4 months into motherhood (4 months was when I said I'd be back at work – Ha!)
Almost eight months on and for the first time I have just painted my toe nails! This is not because I haven’t wanted to; don’t get me wrong, I have. I have often thought of putting some color on them as being a beauty therapist who previously would change her manicure/pedicure every week this feels like a life time, but I have chosen not to as the 20, 30 or 60 minutes that my son naps are filled with the day to day house work and the thought of him waking up and me not being able to roll around on the floor or let him bump into my feet while he speeds around the house in his racing car is not an option. My nails have just taken a back seat …Until now that is! I'm back and back to work. My priorities have changed yes but I'm also finding me again. Some of the ‘old’ me mixed with some of the ‘new’ me to make the ‘mommy me’. It's time to paint those toes. Do those eyebrows and dare I say it have a massage!
Being as its nearly Mothers Day and my first Mothers Day I wanted to remind all you yummy mummies to have some ‘ME’ time too. Its ok! A fabulous lady called Anna Jarvis in 1908 had the wonderful idea of creating a day in which mothers and all things “mum” should be celebrated. The way I see it, it would be rude letting this wonderful lady who created this day down. So… take a few seconds, close your eyes and imagine yourself at Esqué on our very comforting waterbeds. Lights are dimmed and gentle music is playing in the background. Pick your top 3 or 5 or all the treatments if you fancy (heck why not!). What do you choose?
For a little help and inspiration, below are my recommendations for all different kinds of Mothers Day treats for the beautiful mummies to be at Esqué. The New Yummy Mummies (like me!) and the Super Mummies with quite frankly real super powers that have managed life with a child in tow or with more then one little bundle of joy!
Beautiful Mummies To Be- (I have been there, done that and I’ve got the hugs! Please don’t be worried if you are feeling delicate. We will take you under our Esque wings).
Super Mummies – You deserve every single treatment… Twice!
I’m asking you to give yourself permission to stop. Rest and have a little ‘ME’ time. Give your mind some down time too. I recently read a quote - “A woman’s mind should be the most beautiful part of her”.
Becoming a mum is hands down the best and most heart fulfilling thing I have ever done and wouldn’t change it for the world but it's important to remember that I am a person and not just a Mummy … Mother’s day is that time. I say grab it. With both hands and feet and squeeze the hell out of it.
I hope to see you soon. We can talk babies or we don’t have to talk at all.
P.S. Extra Bonus – Buy an Esqué gift experience before March 6th and get a FREE cupcake voucher from the fabulous Sweet As.
Love Libby x
Esqué Senior Therapist