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About Baby Spa Perth
Baby Spa Perth is a sanctuary for babies (newborn to six months) and their parents, offering unique hydrotherapy sessions, baby massage and support. The Baby Spa is the only facility in the world that uses our own patented BUBBY® - a specially designed floatation device that supports babies in the water, allowing them freedom of movement that they would otherwise not experience.
Each visit to the Baby Spa involves a host of learning experiences, derived from both the water and massage. Care is given to provide the right amount of stimulation, with the baby’s age and individual sensory threshold in mind.
ANITA YAP a new mother with the recent birth of her son Xavier is a small business owner with over 10 years experience with female brow sculpting and massage. Her other business is currently based in the Western Suburbs and after studying at the WA institute of Beauty and Massage Therapy, she realised her love and passion for the massage industry.
Anita started her working career on the Superstar Virgo and Leo Cruise ships, she was hand selected from her college to work as a massage and beauty therapist for over 2 years on the ships. She then returned to Perth to work in several well recognised day spas. In 2005 Anita embarked on a year long goal of establishing her own business called Lush Face and Body where she practices massage and beauty. She has first hand seen the benefits of massage and is passionate about sharing that experience and knowledge with parents of infants in her new business venture Baby Spa Perth.
During her pregnancy she embarked on achieving her qualification as a massage instructor for infants, to enable her to teach mothers how to include massage in their infants daily routine.
Baby Spa Perth Co-Director KAVITA KUMAR is passionate about child development in early years and holds a degree in Health Promotion and Children and Family Development with a decade of hands-on experience working in the health sector both in Australia and the UK.
Living in Notting Hill, London for the for the last 10 years Kavita felt it was important to share some of the unique services offered to mothers there after personally experiencing the numerous benefits of infant hydrotherapy at Baby Spa London with her son Nadal. Soon after she began training with Laura Sevenus and later became an accredited Infant Massage Instructor training at the International Association of Infant Massage going on to establish Baby Spa Perth.
In setting up Baby Spa Perth, it was important to Kavita that the space would reflect her generation of new mother’s, offering them a place to share their stories in a supportive environment. Kavita is passionate about sourcing the organic and natural products sold at Baby Spa Perth which she has selected while living in Europe.
Meet the Founder
Laura Sevenus established the world’s first Baby Spa in Kensington, London. Passionate about swimming and babies since she was a child, Laura has dedicated her life to sharing the benefits and pleasures of learning to swim with young and old. She has over 40 years experience in providing safe and beneficial water-based environments for your baby.
After swimming competitively at provincial level and touring South Africa with the American Water Follies synchronized swimming team, Laura worked with a Springbok swimming coach and then opened her first swimming school in South Africa in 1967.
In the early 70s, she pioneered the BabySwim method in South Africa and then went on to help establish a qualification for swimming teachers and coaches.
She ran workshops in Europe and the UK in 1997, and three years later launched the Sevenus Swimming School in the UK with her daughter Kirsten.
She is the author of ‘Practically Swimming‘ (a specialist publication on swimming with your child).