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A new spa in Houston, Texas caters exclusively to newborns, offering water therapy and neonatal massages (ABC-13)

It's fairly common for women, especially moms, to take a spa day, but a new Texas retreat focuses its services on the infants.

Float Baby is a new spa located in Houston, Texas that caters exclusively to newborns. The business, which claims to be the first of its kind, offers water therapy and neonatal massage.

The water therapy treatment involves attaching a float around the neck of babies two weeks to six months of age and letting them linger independently in a 'near weightless environment of purified water' for 20 to 25 minutes.

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Float Baby's website lists 'muscular and skeletal strength' as well as increased 'cognitive development' as just two of the benefits of the therapy. The cost for tub time is $65 per session, though you will get a discount if you order eight treatments. That package runs $415.

According to the website, babies must have completely lost their umbilical cords in order to participate.

In addition to water therapy, the spa also offers three-week "Peace Baby" infant massage courses to teach moms how to use light pressure and specific strokes to "increase oxygen and nutrient flow to cells, improving respiration" and help babies sleep soundly. That service costs $165 and that also includes homework and a complimentary 4 oz. bottle of Oli's Oil.

If their website is any indication, moms seem to like what's on the menu. Other moms believe the service fees are too pricey.

What do you think of the spa? Let us know in the comments below.



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