Family Bonding at Spa Natura with Angel’s Massage

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A nice bonding moment with your kids is going to the spa. A massage will also benefit them health-wise. Photos from the internet.

We have seen many commercials incorporating body massage for kids as part of our daily routine. We are encouraged not only to touch and cuddle but also knead our kid’s bodies.

That is because there are many benefits of massage. For one, I read that massage improves their body circulation and their immune system. In another article, I also learned that massage makes their young bones stronger. But the obvious reasons are of course, beating stress and helping them relax especially when they are sick. And it just simply feels soooo good!

Ever since Dindin was a baby, I would massage her after bath time. She has very dry skin so I have to put lotion on her. Whenever I do this, I would incorporate some strokes while applying the lotion. It doesn’t take long because her body is still small so I think I would be done in 5 minutes tops. As she grew older and she could already stand up while getting her dressed, her massage would be done at night before she goes to bed. We try to do it every night or whenever we can.

We did stop doing it for awhile this year because it was hard for me with my growing baby bump. But then she started schooling and one night, she had nightmares and would talk in her sleep. I believe she was so tired at school and also stressed at the new routine. After all, she is already in Kinder 2 at her age. So the following night, I gave her a full body massage. And every night soon after. The nightmare did not recur.

Sadly with the new baby, we just massage her on demand now. Hubby and I are already so tired with lack of sleep. But we still do when she asks for it, even though it is not so thorough anymore.

By the way, I use lotion or any massage oils I have. Dindin likes the ones that are infused with eucalyptus because it makes her breathe better, especially if she has colds.

When she is older, I will bring her to Spa Natura here in Bacolod one afternoon because it would be a great bonding moment for both of us. I also like to get a body massage in order to relax my tired body, so this would be perfect for us. For sure, when we come out, we will both feel relaxed and refreshed. Then we can just unwind at their plush lounge while enjoying complimentary hot or cold drinks. And I will bring the bonding thing further by having snacks together afterwards. πŸ˜€

Do try this, too. It would be a fulfilling time for you and your child.

Note: Spa Natura is located at the Second Level, Two Sanparq, San Antonio Park Drive, Lacson Street, Mandalagan, Bacolod City, Philippines. For inquiries and reservations, please call 709-0399 or 441-2495.

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Sigrid is a work at home mom and Bacolod blogger who tries to juggle taking care of the kids, homeschooling in Bacolod, covering events, designing, writing, and blogging. After finishing her degree in Mass Communications from the University of St. La Salle, she went on to become a news reporter/writer for a local daily and eventually pursued a career in advertising as a copywriter and graphics designer. After her stint in the corporate world, she became a freelance writer, contributing to national and international publications covering a variety of topics. She was a contributing food writer to COOK Magazine before she became a food and mommy blogger. She blogs at:

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  1. Flor Ann Basa Guarino says:

    Oh… ngayon mayroon na po akong idea. Kasi po yung anak ko iyakin paggabi cguro stress din po sya school matry nga po ung massage before bed time…Thank You so much po. I really love reading your blog.

  2. I usually bring him in hilot kasi sobrang payat ng anak ko kasi pag daw regular na hilot parang namamasahe na din kaya lang wala effect payat pa din sya

    1. Loving Mama says:

      Do it yourself na lang sis. At least mas regular pa. Di naman kelangan professional strokes as long as ma stimulate lang ang muscles πŸ˜€

  3. Krisyhelle Garcia (Krishy Gee) says:

    Wow! An awesome info! Hope we can give massage also to our baby although were too busy haizz :((

  4. Mimi Ramos says:

    I would love to do this with my son Basty. His now 3 years old, he has sudden wake up, tapos bigla syang iiyak, i guess sa bad dreams yun or sa pagod sa paglalaro maghapon.

  5. Flor Ann Basa Guarino says:

    Oh…Mayroon na po akong idea. Kasi po yung anak ko iyakin din pag-gabi. Matry nga po itong body massage before bed time.

  6. Mary Ann Laquian says:

    Mina-massage ko rin yung anak noong baby pa sya. Specially sa tummy kasi kabagin si baby noon. Dami talaga benefits ng massage plus bonding time na rin.

  7. Ralyn Serra says:

    agree with this. I always see to it na ako mag babath sa anak ko every afternoon or before evening para fresh sya bago matulog. one of the process is ung pag lolotion ko sa kanya sa paa. and she really loves it dahil minamassage ko rin sya. that sometimes bring her to sleep ng hindi pa kami natatapos mag masahe.

  8. omzcal says:

    Thank you po for your helpful tips, massage ko rin yung baby ko kasi yun ring yung bonding moment nami…:)

  9. Pearl Paguio says:

    I also massage my kids when they were still a baby, it really benefits them big time. Though ngayon d ko na nagagawa, but I think i’m gonna include it to our routine again. πŸ™‚

  10. debbie jane de dios says:

    i am also an avid fan of massage spa(s).. i am a super workaholic mom and wife..this would soothe my tired muscles and helps me regain my inner balance.

  11. arra odeza says:

    i also love to massage my baby before matulog or minsa n pag gising s umaga pra daw tumigas ang mga buto sbi skn ng mga matatanda. i havent been to massage parlors kxe eh since we cant afford that yet hehe pero pwede naman sa bahay minsn si baby prang big girl na xa kunwari hinihilot din dw nya ko. prang bonding moment namin

  12. Vanessa Rose Palacio says:

    Wow! I want to try it for my baby. I only just know now that there’s a massage for babies. <3

  13. maricris abarabar says:

    minamassage ko 2 kids ko nong baby pa sila every morning para daw maging strong especially lower extremity in preparation to walking and standing. pero d ko pa sila natry dalhin sa mga SPA baka makiliti sila lol…

  14. Marinela Diaz says:

    I started massaging my baby when he was barely a week old. Gentle strokes helped him relax so that he sleep better. Massage also worked wonders when he had tantrums. My son is already 18months, but I still make it a point that after bathing, I massage him using his baby lotion. He likes it a lot. Actually he falls asleep everytime I massage him.

  15. I also massage my baby right after he takes a bath. πŸ™‚ He enjoys it a lot. πŸ™‚ May mga nakita din akong massage tips sa babies sa iba’t-ibang website. πŸ™‚ It’s really healthy for the babies,.

  16. roschell malit says:

    I massage my baby to keep them more relax and good sleep. especially its good bonding to me and my baby.

  17. Mary Gerlyn C. Kalacas says:

    Hay naku sis. Takot talaga ako i-massage si baby nun kasi parang napakafragile nya. Baka masaktan ko pa or what. Pero tama ka simple massage pwede lalo na after bath, hinihilot ko ung tuhod nya inwards para daw di sakang at stronger bones pa. I’m not using baby lotion or baby oil kasi baka makaaffect sa respiratiory system lalo na siguro ung baby powder. One thing is, buti ung kasambahay namin marunong manghilot kasi may pilay daw si baby. Ayun gumaling naman ung anak ko. Pero not advisaable pa din. Better to consult your doctor first. πŸ™‚

  18. sherry ann gole cruz says:

    my baby bella,love massage,it helps her sleep well during nights,napapahimbing talaga ang tulog,my in laws dont believe in hilot so i im the one who massage m kids,i do wish to learn to massage my kids the right way

  19. maganda talaga sa mga baby ang massage especially kapag matutulog n sila kc para rin silang narerelax

  20. Mary Ann Cueto says:

    Ang anak ko po gustong gusto nya ang massage ko, narerelax cya sobra, kaya madaling makatulog!

  21. Sometimes i am the one na nag masahe sa kids ko especially may sipon at lagnat w/ vaporub.. nakakatulog siya ng mahimbing and wake up with the good mood na.

  22. Lynlyn Pacatang says:

    Hands on po ako sa mga anak ko, ako nagpapaligo Araw Araw at sa gabi bago matulog hinihilot ko ang likod nila,pangpasarap ng tulog nila.

  23. Cristina Fortu says:

    I also loved massage! especially foot massage. With my first born I also do massage to him after bath and before going to bed and also with my second one. the I LOVE U massage. But now I can’t na. Super ligalig na po kasi sila ngayon that they will mimic what I am doing. Hindi na makatagal to prone or supine position even half a minute while doing the massage kasi gusto na tumayo at mag massage din. Hehehe. I really love to have massage after a tiring day doing household chores especially after washing our clothes. I asked my hubby to do it for me, and my 2 makukulit’s will also join to massage my back. Ansarap lang sa feeling na may malilit na kamay na nagmamasage sayo. :))

    1. Loving Mama says:

      hahaha that’s cute! You take turns na lang massaging each other mommy. πŸ˜€

  24. jaycellmae almendra says:

    malaking tulong talaga ang pagmamasahe.. yung panganay ko araw araw ko minamasahe nun baby sya I used baby oil, kaya mabilis sya natutong maglakad, sabi kc pag lage minamasahe ung paa ng baby mabilis makakalakad..kaya un lage ko gnagawa until now sa 2nd baby ko..

    1. Loving Mama says:

      I think so too. My daughter also has strong bones πŸ˜€

  25. Mareva Baringian says:

    pwede po ba massage for 4 months old baby?

    1. Loving Mama says:

      Yes sis. Simple and gentle strokes lang muna.

  26. Sheena Malate says:

    yes! helpful ang massage for kids kahit sa newborn. before bedtime i usually massage my baby to soothe and relax her. Nagiging dire-diretso ang tulog ni baby with my massage.

  27. Liza Marie Valenzuela says:

    The best pa rin ang massage ng isang ina. Nothing can beat that. With care and love. Pero maganda rin un dinadala din sya sa spa salon para naman maiba un environment.

  28. RUBY PAPIO says:

    Wow parang ginagawa ko sa baby ko ito sabay tawa siya.. sarap sa pakiramdam

  29. mary joy says:

    When i became a mother my Lola and mother taught me about massaging my baby’s legs pra tumibay daw ang mga buto at makapaglakad ng maaga at di maging lampa. Also, it makes the legs straight and not yung tinatawag nilang peke or sakang.. I thank them naman coz my kids grown with straight legs and not peke or sakang. Right now, sometimes I massage their back if they are sick lalo na pag may lagnat at mga ubo.

    1. Loving Mama says:

      That’s true. I also do that to my daughter now…since she came out of the hospital. πŸ˜€ But still have a lot to go.

  30. Ellen May M. says:

    Kung wala naman sigurong malalang nararamdaman yong bata pwede wag muna hilot. Kasi pag parating pinapahilot masama naman. πŸ™

  31. A mild massage to a child usually relieves minors pains. It may also be a corrective measure for some minor inborn defects like the “sakang” or “piki”. I often do this to my children 1-3 yrs old.

  32. kristina punla says:

    My first born love a foot massage. He says its really relaxing. I usually give him a foot massage after his long day at school.

  33. JL Bac'z says:

    Massage feels good after a stressful day. Its very beneficial, kaso its expensive lalo na if sa SPA. Kaya kay Misis sobrang okay na ako (hahaha) Everytime nagpapamasahe ako kay Misis my younger daughter nagpapamasahe rin (kawawa nman si Misis)

  34. Mitch Lalic says:

    My 2yrs old daughter loves massage. Ever since shes a baby, minamassage ko talaga sya para mafeel nya ung comfort at love ko sa kanya. pero ngayon mejo hindi ko na nagagawa kasi puro laro at malikot; nakikiliti na rin. But I’ll try ulit para bonding na rin.

  35. Mary Anne Ramirez says:

    Yes, massage spa for kids are now available. My kids have already tried it and they said that it was very relaxing and gave them more energy(as they say). But, we still go to our ‘hilot’ whenever they don’t feel well. I don’t know I still believe in them because everytime we visit them and have their services for the kids, the kids suddenly feel better or fever suddenly is gone and they have a much better mood.

  36. vernie feliciano says:

    nakakarelax tlga ang massage lalo na ung work na stressful nakakatanggal ng stress ang pa massage pati mga masa2kit na part sa katawan tnggal lhat kay baby naman soft massage lng from me kc nakakabilis daw matutong lumakad ang baby kapag minamassge ung mga legs at iwas piki at sakang nrin =)

  37. Mary Louise Sanchez says:

    Massage is one great way to stimulate body circulation and I know that both kids and adults do need to have this once in a while as a form of relaxation too.I myself do it to my baby because of the benefits it offers to young ones.It will also strengthen their muscles in preparation for other important developmental milestones such as walking.Since our budget is tight,one way to have this bonding moment is every weekend when everybody is at home and free to offer their hand to each other for a home massage session.

  38. Natutuwa akong sabihin na ang aking baby niece ay gustung gusto ang foot massage nung months old pa lang sya. Inaangat pa nya ang paa na parang tumatakbo pag ginagawa ko yun, bonding moments ko sa aking pamangkin!

  39. kailangan din e massage ang mga bata para sila ay ma relax at para hindi rin sila ma stress.

  40. Elinor Semira says:

    haplos ng ina is still the best. i used to do massages for my daughter when she was still a baby. the best bonding moment for moms and babies i have to say.

  41. Janine Santos says:

    My tita thought me of ways on how to massage my baby..so I massage my baby twice a day..first is after he takes a bath and the last one is before he goes to sleep.. ^_^

  42. Leizle Demaisip says:

    With my 3 kids, I always massage them especially kapag may mga nararamdaman silang sakit sa katawan. It helps din kasi ung massage ng mommy diba :). And do some research the right way/technique on how to massage babies.

    1. Loving Mama says:

      Actually I just follow what I learned from the spa. haha And well, intuition na din πŸ˜€

  43. Timbel Mae D. Pepito says:

    i have never tried going to a massage spa. the hubby kept asking me to go together but i always refuse. I am not comfortable of other people touching me hihihihi
    i would also massage my baby sometimes and we would always end up snuggling each other awww… mama and anak moments… priceless!
    i dont know you personally @Loving Mama but you seem to be a really sweet person… your genuine affection to your husband and children is really felt. Unlike other blogs ive read that are obviously elaborating or exaggerating just to monetize. i salute you =)

    1. Loving Mama says:

      Thank you sis. πŸ˜€

      Btw, good for you that you don’t like massage, walang gastos! LOL

  44. Michelle Talaboc (@chelxlife) says:

    whenever my son is not feeling well, he always as me to massage him, he kind of get used to it already. It calms him down, relaxes him and makes him fall asleep faster.

  45. Leny Martinez says:

    wow!sarap naman..actually my son,the eldest until now he wants me to do massage at him because nasanay sya noon maliit pa sya na minamassage ko sya lalo na kapag masama ang pakiramdam nya..when he ask me to do this at him masaya ang feeling ko kase it also a sign of having a closeness as mother and child and it is a kind of paglalambing..someday dadalhin ko kids ko sa spa for bonding..

  46. Belinda Ibanez says:

    I’ve done on my eldest daughter and been doing it on my son. It really relaxes them and they love mommies touch, we get closer to each other usually i massage them kapag bagong paligo at before going to sleep, masarap ang tulog nila mahimbing.

  47. Mary Louise Sanchez says:

    Since we’re on a tight budget, maybe I’ll be the one to do it on my little one! I know how beneficial massage is, especially with the babies. It improves the circulation and relaxes tense muscles.:-) Maybe son we have it at Spa together with my hubby. πŸ™‚

  48. Mertevchel Teves CaΓ±ete says:

    Akala ko massage only applies to adults, nasa isip ko pala eh hilot for kids. In this way, kids could also relax themselves from school stress same that goes with the work stress na na-eexperience natin. I will recommend this to my ate and kuya to this with their kiddos.

  49. Aliz G.M. says:

    Lucky talaga mga kids ngayon kase may mga Spa na para ma pamper sila dati sa bahay lang ginagawa. Sa bahay, I love giving them a soft massage at gustong gusto nila.

  50. Ralyn Serra says:

    My daughter love this. i do massage her feet and hands after bath using her lotion, and sometimes fall asleep with it.

  51. Lelorvina Belandres says:

    I love giving my family massage. I do this regularly as our bonding moment.

  52. Emilie P. Udasco says:

    Having a massage with the whole fam at the spa is such a nice way of family bonding… we’ve tried this once before, it was very relaxing. πŸ˜‰

  53. Pinay Mama says:

    This is super cool although I really don’t like having a massage because it feels like I am being stressed out more.

    My son and his dad will surely enjoy this spa bonding since they both love the idea of massaging their back. They would ask for it sometimes that I do not know who to massage first. Haha!

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