When you go on a family holiday so much of the itinerary is tailored around the kids. We put most of our energy into making sure they have a great time. But what about the parents? Why not include some indulgence for us on our family holidays too.
My kids, now 10 and 13, have had a few trips to the Gold Coast and in the past it has been all about them. I always have theme park tickets arranged, sunscreen and bathers packed for days at the beach, but on this trip I decided on something different. A pamper package for mum pre-booked and part of the itinerary.
I came across a company on the Gold Coast that specialises in catering for holiday makers, Ripple Massage, who take the hassle out of pampering by offering an in-room service.
If you are worried about taking time out, finding a massage therapist, getting a car park - a mobile massage is a great option. An in-room mobile massage comes to you in your accommodation and they do all the hard work.
You don’t need a car, or to catch an uber - worry about getting a car park - or rushing back to the family when you are finished. You simply answer the door to a masseuse carrying a mobile massage table.
I opted for the one hour pamper package that included a full body massage, foot soak and hot towel face massage. And I have to say the hot towel face massage was amazing!
My masseuse arrived with everything required to provide an hour of downtime for me - a massage table, speaker to create a calming ambience and plenty of massage oil. Bliss!
With the massage table set up in front of the apartment’s balcony I was able to switch off for an hour, listen to the sounds of the beach crashing on the sand and melt away into the soothing massage as the morning sun shined through the windows.
Whilst my little darlings are the world to me, there should be a balance to your family holiday. Yes the kids are the main priority on a Gold Coast holiday - however parents deserve some down time amongst all the thrill rides, character greetings and trips to the beach.
Have you ever pre-booked a mobile massage as part of your family holiday itinerary?
Itchy Feet Family
*Itchy Feet Family were a guest of Ripple Day Spa and Mobile Massage. For details about the packages they provide visit www.ripplemassage.com.au
Penny, an avid Trip Advisor Reviewer, is the author of ITCHY FEET FAMILY. A family of 4 living in Adelaide, Australia, and taking every opportunity to travel and explore the world.