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This Woman Opened a Spa Just for Parents (With Free Childcare)

There's also a nap room. For parents

One savvy mom opened a spa in Los Angeles where moms can get treatments while their kids are taken care of with in-house childcare.

Spa Lé La wants mothers to indulge in worry-free self care (facials, massages, acupuncture, etc.) while being assured their baby is being watched by a CPR-certified nanny. There are also on-site classes toddlers can take while mom has mom time. The first child receives free care and each additional kid is $6. 

Trina Renea, facialist and founder of Spa Lé La, tells Personal Space she grew a loyal clientele by also offering services specifically for pregnant and postpartum moms. Those moms tend to return to a place they’ve grown to trust, and bring their child along after giving birth.

“When I became a mom, I became friends with other moms and they were always saying ‘I wish I could get a facial, but I have this baby with me.’ I thought well that’s crazy that moms are living like this…I thought, over the decades nobody has built a spa we can go to with kids? If you don’t take care of yourself, you can’t take care of your kid.”

At Spa Lé La, kids can play on the premises, or take classes, while moms can self care, if only for 30 minutes. You can enjoy a nap room for 25 minutes, or spend 25 minutes in one of the spa’s quiet room pods (which is a good amount of alone time for a mom).

“I remember driving around with my daughter on the freeway hoping she’d fall asleep so I can pull over and take a nap for just 30 minutes,” Trina says. “Now I can be that place. Just come here when you’re stressed out. I wanted to make it a safe place where everybody is CPR-certified, everyone is highly background checked, most of [my employees] are moms, all are gentle and kind and sweet, it feels so safe for them to come there. I tried to think of every tiny little detail to make a mom feel safe. Everything is safe, including the cleaning supplies, and paint on the walls, all coffee is fair trade and organic. I had moms in mind — I asked about 500 moms what they would like, and they guided me.”

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