It's Mom's Day, so why not make her feel special?
Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, Manalapan
By Jan Norris
Forget brunch. What Mom really wants is an “ah” day, de-stressing and relaxing on her own. A day at a spa is one “time out” Mom will appreciate.
Local hotels have come up with packages to treat moms like queens, with pampering programs that include waterfall massages, reflexology to rejuvenate, exotic floral baths and more — served with Champagne, or even drinks on the beach.
Even those soon-to-be mothers can get in on special massages designed just for them.
These spas are rated among the top 100 in the county by Condé Nast travelers.
While all the spas have extensive treatment menus available year-round, special Mother’s Day (May 11) packages are available this month, with some including a special room rate.
Treatments at Eau Spa in Eau Palm Beach draw from global roots for relaxation. The “Make-It-Up-to-Mom Hammam” service is a detox for the body. She will be submerged into a heated float bed, then wrapped in a rhassoul clay cocoon. Orange quince mist cools her down; then comes the massage with amber oil tangerine fig butter crème.
“The Queen Mother” treats Mom like a royal, and includes a hand-drawn bath of exotic florals, Oriental teas and precious oils where an attendant hand bathes her and polishes the skin. A soft buff is followed by a massage with butter and silk.
These are 90-minute treatments for $295.
The mani-pedi stations at Seagate Spa, Delray Beach
A “Better Than Flowers” package at Seagate Spa in the Seagate Hotel includes a jasmine rose milk bath mani-pedi, a frangipani body polish and 50-minute lavender oil massage, plus a glass of Champagne. It’s $280 for this deal.
New at Seagate is the Sodashi skincare holistic skin treatments, including a thermal infusing facial (80 minutes is $250), a green tea salt therapy exfoliation (50 minutes for $150), a chakra-balancing treatment (80 minutes for $185) and a hair and scalp mud treatment (25 minutes for $60).
The Skin Authority skin care line, a pioneer in anti-aging and natural, organic ingredients, is used at the N Spa at the Delray Beach Marriott. A special “Rose Spa Day” features head-to-toe pampering and relaxation for moms.
Choose from a 50-minute aromatherapy rose massage ($112), an 80-minute anti-aging rose facial — a signature treatment at N Spa — for $184, or the rose mani-pedi, a two-hour treatment for $104. Bundle all the rose treatments for $400 and save $100.
Special “Spoil Yourself” Spa packages for a deluxe room, and a choice of a Swedish massage or essential classic facial start at $189 online.
The spa at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.
At the award-winning Spa Palazzo in the Boca Raton Resort & Club, moms who stay at the hotel get a complimentary ritual bath with the purchase of any 50-minute spa service.
The gardens, elaborate mosaics and cypress woodwork at this spa have earned the spa top honors among Condé Nast travelers.
The ritual bath starts with a trip through the steam room, the inhalation room and sauna, followed by the ritual soak, a Swiss shower, a waterfall massage and a dip in the Jacuzzi.
Signature packages include a Renew and Detox three-hour package. With it, moms get an O2 facial, a marine algae wrap, a 50-minute signature massage and a Natura Blisse spa gift.
The Spa Staycation package includes a luxury room, a Lomi-Juma massage that encompasses massage, exfoliation and a treatment wrap.
Rates at the resort start at $249 a night.
Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach
Moms and mothers-to-be can be pampered at the spa — then have lunch and a day at the beach at the Four Seasons in Palm Beach.
Their Day Spa & Beach Retreat package includes a 50-minute spa treatment, lunch at the beachfront or poolside restaurant, and beach access all day for $195. Valet parking is free, too.
For expectant moms, the resort offers those in their second and third trimesters of pregnancy a special de-stressing massage. Others get an Ocean Bliss massage with blended organic essential oils.
The Omphoy Resort & Spa in Palm Beach
There is a pregnancy massage and a fitness class with a deep-cleaning facial, mani and pedi at The Omphoy’s Babor Spa. The Mothers-to-Be Dream Package is $296.50.
The “We Love You, Mom” deal includes the same without the massage for $180.50. A glass of wine is included in the happy hour package of classic manicure and pedicure — served up 2-6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, for $59.50.
For a whole day event, choose ADay She Deserves package: a deep cleansing facial, Swedish massage, classic mani and pedi, and a fitness class. It’s $249.50.
For all spa treatments, reservations are required. Expect a service charge to be added at many of the spas; ask in advance. Many can be booked online with special deals available using online codes. Visit the spa websites to find these.
Coastal Hotel Spas
Eau Spa at the Eau Palm Beach, 100 Ocean Blvd., Manalapan; 533-6000; www.eaupalmbeach.com
Seagate Spa at the Seagate Hotel & Spa, 1000 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; 655-4950; www.theseatgatehotel.com
N Spa at the Marriott Delray Beach, 10 N. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach; 278-8111; www.marriott.com
Spa Palazzo at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, 501 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton; 447-3000; www.bocaresort.com
Spa at the Four Seasons Palm Beach, 2800 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach; 533-3715; www.fourseasons.com/palmbeach/spa/
Babor Spa at The Omphoy, 2842 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach; 540-6440; www.omphoyspa.com