This article appears in the November issue of 400 Life.
Amidst the everyday stress of motherhood, pregnancy and chronic pain, women of all ages and backgrounds experience the daily struggles of life. Representing the “peaceful center of every woman,” Bliss Mama Wellness strives to address women’s daily stressors through therapeutic massages, skincare treatments and lifestyle counseling.
Jennessa Sabella, founder of Bliss Mama and advocate for natural, balanced lifestyles, believes that her job as a massage therapist is to use the spa’s calming atmosphere with her massage technique to maximize customer satisfaction.
As Bliss Mama’s third anniversary passes, Sabella expresses her passion and gratefulness for their progress. “It’s not just a spa service,” she says. “It’s really an honor to get to serve these women and to do so by providing the most relaxing experience we can.”
The business recently renewed its lease for three more years, and hope they can sustain in their cozy office as the customer base continues to grow.
Many massage therapists have different beliefs on what makes the most effective massage.
Some prefer gentle touches while others opt to perform deep tissue.
“My theory is that you need both. We’re a whole person, not just a physical body. You want to address the deeper tissue issues and nourish the senses so that the customer is nice and calm,” Sabella says.
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According to Sabella and her staff, massages hold tremendous healing power, not just physically, but also mentally.
“Many of the women we treat are dealing with severe cases of anxiety and depression, even domestic abuse. We work with local charities in the county to bring our services to those who really need it.”
In addition to the emphasis that Bliss Mama places on emotional wellbeing, its most popular services, pregnancy and fertility massages, demand that they normalize body conditions and cycles to create bodily balance that makes conceiving more likely and pregnancy more pleasant.
Bliss Mama’s skincare services are plentiful, and use products that are safe for pregnant and menopausal women. The holistic, custom made formulations are free of parabens, hormone disruptors and other toxins that are found in many of today’s skincare products.
Procedures include the Hydroderm facial, which is like “irrigation for the pores,” microdermabrasion, which sloughs off the top layer of dead skin cells, and microcurrent, a quick face lifting procedure.
Bliss Mama is also excited to introduce their express manicure and pedicure services in the near future, which don’t use any water that could lead to potential cross contamination. The holistic nail polishes that they use are also formaldehyde free, making manicures safe for pregnant women.
“All of us are so passionate about what we do here. Our goal, really, is to please, and knowing that we’re helping so many through our service fulfills our sense of purpose.”
Find out more about Bliss Mama Wellness blissmama.com.
Story by Diya Mohan for 400 Life.