prenatal massage and powernap in midtown Manhattan

I know what you’re thinking, paying for a nap is crazy. But if you know anything about my ongoing issues with upstairs crazy loud lady, you’ll understand that its not that weird. In fact from the reviews on Yelp, alot of New Yorkers are benefitting from their 20 minute powernaps in the heart of the city at Yelo Spa. Powernaps can be used as jetlag or hangover recovery or at the end of another of their treatments as I did.

Heads up, if you do use Yelp, they are are offering a free 20 minute nap if you book and pay for one of their treatments of at least 50 minutes. And of course you have to check-in on Yelp. So, I was able to add my free nap on to the end of a blissful prenatal massage.

I had 2 prenatal massages in Auckland and have had other types of massages in Montreal, Spain, Sydney and Christchurch and none have compared to the one Beth gave me this weekend. In a word, awesome! Prenatal or not her pressure was just right and she paid attention to the areas I complained about. My last 2 massages in Auckland, the therapists barely wanted to touch me. Heck, they knew I was coming for a prenatal massage but yet they didn’t actually feel confident to administer one.

They got everything right, the staff was friendly, I got to choose my own music and aromatherapy scent to be pumped into the room. How many times have you been enjoying a good massage but absolutely hated the music the therapist was playing, this won’t happen at Yelo Spa.

Below is a video of what the powernap is like.

Cool, eh? I don’t know if I will make it back before baby comes. Though the massage was still cheaper than any other prenatal massage I could find in Manhattan, it is still more than I have ever paid for a massage. Also, the pillow system for side massage was great – I’ve heard of some dodgy masseuse tables with a hole cut out to prop your belly in. Does not sound comfortable in the least.  I think I will definitely be back post baby for a little TLC.


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