Every time December rolls around I encounter the same problem: what to get my best friend for Christmas. What makes it all the more impossible is that her birthday is right around the corner, too. So whatever I get her really has to be a double whammy. Triple whammy, in fact, as she just told me she’s pregnant. She’s already stocked up on all the lotions and oils to keep her toned as her belly begins to stretch. For this very same reason, clothes aren’t really an option either and she really has quite enough scarves. So after about an hour of racking my brain, I had it – a spa treatment just for a lady who’s preggers.
A couple of spas around Warsaw offer spa treatments for pregnant women, but in the end, location won out. We both live in the center, so it made sense for us to make our way over to Al. Ujazdowskie and check out the old-fashioned promise of the Retro Day Spa. It certainly didn’t disappoint. The interiors are royally indulgent, as if you’d walked into the private quarters of a 19th century Duchess. The staff is very polite and the atmosphere is generally laid back. It’s got a private sort of vibe, with just two main treatment rooms filled with old-school paintings and furniture.
The ultimate test came when my friend decided she preferred to opt for just a leg and foot massage, instead of the whole shebang because she didn’t really feel like getting undressed. There was no trouble at all, the staff catered to her requests as I sat beside her and chattered away as I caught her up on the enigmatic faces gracing the pages of all those trashy gossip mags. We had an incredibly pleasant evening having some much-needed girl time as Kasia prepares for introducing a new little person into this world. As for her feedback: “It was great to just sit back and get pampered for an hour.” And kudos to me for putting it all together! (AL)