May 10, 2012
I have been a part of a MOPS group since 2006. About three years ago our group started a tradition of having a “Spa Meeting.” It is one of the most popular meetings.
The first year we had it, my youngest was only a few months old. She had gotten over bronchiolitis and I was still very sleep deprived. This meeting came at the right time. The free hand massage and hair cut was amazing. I was grateful for one of the moms who generously held my baby the whole time so I could enjoy it.
Here is how we do it. It does vary from year to year.
We offer 10-15 minute massages. In the past we had a woman come in and do hand massages. This year we were lucky to have someone who was able to do neck and back massages.
We offer eyebrow waxing. This is always very popular! The sign-up list fills up quickly.
We offer some type of craft that goes along with ”a self care” theme. In the past we made neck wraps. This year we made a therapeutic sugar scrub. Several of the ladies said it made their hands feel super soft. We always choose a craft with simple household items that is affordable.
We have a table lined with every single color of nail polish you can think of! It is fun to socialize and paint nails or toes.We have another table with hand creams, satin hand treatments, and ring cleaner. I honestly don’t know what the satin hand treatment is! I usually spend so much time at the massage and nail polish table, I miss some of the others!
At the center of the room is always a big jar filled with a special elixir punch. It is very simple–lipton green tea mixed with ginger ale with lemons and limes to garnish. It is such a small part of the spa day, but I look forward to it every year!
I think many of the moms appreciate a relaxing environment to socialize, share, and get to know one another better.
Our Spa meeting does not cost an excessive amount of money. Many of the volunteers (massage therapists, beauticians) donate their time. They are welcome to pass out business cards or promote their business. The hand creams, nail polish, ring cleaner is all donated or borrowed. We do spend money on craft supplies, but it is kept simple. You could easily do a spa day like this in your own home with a group of ladies. Or for a teen girl’s birthday party or girl’s night. It might even become a tradition everyone looks forward to it each year!