Julia Barnes has always been passionate about working with babies and children. An experienced, Registered Paediatric Nurse she has devoted much of her working life to ensuring the littlest people are happy and healthy.

Her new venture My Baby Bubble Spa provides stimulation, socialisation and relaxation for mums and bubs. Situated on the Gold Coast, the practice is run by a team of female healthcare professionals all with a background in nursing or midwifery.

Sessions begin with a water immersion in a magnesium enriched hydrotherapy bath, followed by a relaxing massage. “After a session the majority of our clients fall into a lovely peaceful sleep allowing their mums a little time to indulge in themselves,” Julie said. While the babies are being pampered, mothers and carers are encouraged to socialise with other women at the centre, providing valuable support and connections. “The first year of parenting can be the most challenging and rewarding experience for parents and families,” Julie said. “The centre is designed to provide support and opportunities for parents whilst providing their most precious child with the best optimal start in life.”

Julie said the spa has a range of health benefits including improved digestion, stress relief, improved growth and development. The centre also offers additional support services for new parents including counselling, education programs, pre and post natal massage classes, as well as free classes that discuss the topics of self-care for mothers, naturopath advice and breastfeeding.

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