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Focus on moms.

Mother's Day takes new meaning at Barefoot & Pregnant, the first spa in the West to cater exclusively to pregnant women and new moms (www.barefootandpregnant.com or 415/388-1777). Stacy Denney opened her Larkspur, California-based spa in 2003, about a year before giving birth to her first baby. Women come here for what Denney calls "a real prenatal massage" (from $65)--as opposed to the lightweight, pillow-between-the-legs version--as well as prenatal yoga and workshops on infant massage and signing with your baby.

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Denney's not alone: Obgyn Lisa Masterson heads the Ma Spa at Ocean Oasis in Santa Monica (310/458-8190), where a $130 labor-inducing massage can help women on the verge. And in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain (www.sanctuaryoncamelback.com or 800/245-2051) offers a $130 watsu massage that's done in 94[degrees] water to create a feeling of weightlessness.

Denney feels certain the trend's here to stay. "Women will continue to take care of themselves--especially during that time."
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Title Annotation:SPAS; Barefoot & Pregnant, in Larkspur, California
Author:Wolf, Amy
Publication:Sunset
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1U9CA
Date:May 1, 2005
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