Little Butterfly London is a multi-award winning luxury mother and baby skincare brand.

Created with love, exclusively in England, organic-certified by Ecocert, approved by the Vegetarian Society and dermatologist tested and endorsed as safe for even the most sensitive skin. Our brand is known for creating imaginative blends of precious and scientifically validated ingredients for women who choose only the most premium products for themselves and their babies. After launching pre and post natal organic treatments, reviewed by the Good Spa Guide, the expert team are further empowering ‘mother wellness’ with our latest concept, The Positive Birth Retreat.

Take time to celebrate your pregnancy, pamper body and mind, and prepare for the next big chapter in your life. This 2-day retreat is the perfect way to say YES to a positive pregnancy, birth and early days with your baby, all in a tranquil luxury hotel & spa setting.

mindful & wellness preparation from bump to baby

the 2-day retreat will include mindful and wellness techniques before, during and after birth

Hypnobirthing and essential oils – Irja Howie will open our eyes to the beauty of birth. Prepare to unlearn things you thought you knew about birth, and discover through evidence-based teaching and powerful techniques, how to harness the resources you have within for an empowered and positive birth experience. Essential oils are nature’s own medicine cabinet and are a great way to support you, bump and baby’s health and wellness.

Pregnancy Pilates. Alice Milner will guide you through a beautiful routine to help you feel aligned and strong in your pregnant body. Taking care of your body and your pelvic floor is a huge factor in speedy post natal recovery.

Mindful Breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is natural, but not always easy. Learn what to look out for and helpful techniques that will get you on the right tracks feeding your baby, and support you through challenging times.

Little Butterfly London Dreamy Pregnancy Massage (60 mins). Little Butterfly London for mother and baby looks after even the most delicate skin. This heavenly treatment incorporates our ‘Fall into Dreams’ Mother and Baby Oil with a full body massage designed to soothe, calm and relieve the strains of pregnancy. For mums to be who are experiencing disturbed sleep, aches, pains and puffiness, this exquisite massage allows precious time to rest and restore. A full-size Mother and Baby Massage Oil (100ml) will be opened and used for your treatment. With our compliments, you will receive the rest of the product to take home with you; to nourish, soften and promote peaceful sleep for both you and baby.

Little Butterfly London baby’s healing and calming skincare set. A luxurious organic-certified skincare collection, dermatologist-approved for even the most sensitive, dry or eczema-prone skin.

Full use of the spa facilities

1-night stay including nutritious lunch and dinner day 1. Plus breakfast and lunch day 2.

Hotel room. Upgrades available upon request plus supplements for additional night stays or partners wishing to stay and join aspects of the retreat.

the positive birth retreat will be hosted by Irja

“My vocation to support women in pregnancy and birth was born from my own experiences. After a panicked and distressing first experience it was clear to me that there had to be a better way – better preparation, better support, better information.

On the recommendation of a friend I did a hypnobirthing course – the way it changed my outlook on birth and uncovered so many untruths and myths that abound all around us blew my mind.

My second birth experience was empowered and wonderful and I knew that I wanted to help spread the message, so that a positive birth preparation including hypnobirthing would start becoming more of the norm.

I passionately feel we need to change the way we view birth in the UK as something frightening, a horrible hurdle to have to get through, as an emergency etc, to instead embrace it as a beautiful gift and an amazing experience to look forward to.

I trained with the pioneer of hypnobirthing in the UK Katharine Graves 3 years ago and haven’t looked back! It brings me huge amounts of joy to see the transformation in the couples I work with and to hear the positive impact hypnobirthing invariably has on people’s birth experiences – no matter what turns they take.

I’ve additionally trained in the 3-step birth trauma rewind NLP techniques and in Reiki, as I feel and know there is a lot of healing that needs to take place too for many.” Irja

the schedule

day one

10am – 12.30pm
check in and use of the spa facilities with a Little Butterfly Dreamy Pregnancy Massage

12.30pm – 1.30pm
lunch

1.30pm – 4.30pm
hypnobirthing with Irja

4.30 onwards
rest time and dinner

day two

8am-10am
Breakfast

10am – 11am
pre-natal Pilates with Alice

11.15am – 1pm
mindful breastfeeding with Irja

1pm – 2pm
lunch

2pm
use of spa facilities

4pm
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