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Welcome to
The Mama Sanctuary

Pregnancy & Motherhood Hub

 
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BEST SALON  2021

We are so excited to announce we WON BEST SALON 2021 at UK Hair & Beauty Awards. Thanks so much to our amazing team who work so hard, and to our clients who continue to support MAMA Sanctuary

 

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About Us

The Mama Sanctuary is a Pregnancy and Motherhood Hub, Hair & Beauty salon with creche - aimed at giving mums some much needed 'Me time' without the guilt of leaving their little ones with family or a babysitter. 

Founded by Rachael Kirkwood (Mum of 5) in 2019.   


After suffering from postnatal depression after her twin boys were born, Rachael struggled to get out of the house with 3 small babies. She wanted to give other mums a place they could get pampered and have some much needed 'me time' whilst someone else looks after the little ones - somewhere they could feel like their old self, somewhere to meet other mums, a baby-friendly salon that didn't smell of strong chemicals, a place to get advice on new mum worries etc. If only there was somewhere like this with a creche! 

The Mama Sanctuary offers all of this and more...

The Creche is £4 per child for the duration of your treatments. Twins count as 1 so only a £4 charge. Creche staff are fully qualified in baby and toddler room settings within nurseries (Booking is essential)

Hair Salon (Using Revlon Ammonia free hair dyes which are safe to use in Pregnancy)

Nail & Beauty Salon (Offering all beauty services (lashes, lash lifts, brow lamination, waxing, nails, spray tanning, facials, massage, dermaplaning)

Spa & Holistic Treatments (including Pregnancy Massage, hot stone massage, deep tissue, swedish massage and a range of facials - using Neal's Yard Products). We also offer Reiki Healing.

Pregnancy, Postnatal, Mum & Baby Classes

Mum & Baby Events, Meet a Mum, Midwife support, Pre & Postnatal Support - Sessions run throughout the month 

Baby Shower Venue. You can have a baby shower downstairs with treatments for upto 8 in our booth areas, or rent upstairs for private babyshowers upto 20 people. We can supply afternoon tea or other catering upon request.

Mollie & Oli Children's clothing and accessories - located inside the Mama Sanctuary, Stockport. Mollie & Oli are 2 of Rachael's children. A collection of Rachael's own designs are stocked in the shop, as well as 25 other local mummy businesses that make hand made baby and toddler clothing and accessories. **We are now a Katie Loxton Official Stockist**

Support your local mum businesses by shopping small 

www.mollieandoli.com

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Beauty Services

We offer a wide range of beauty services from a manicure / pedicure, threading, full body waxing, semi permanent eyelashes (classic, hybrid & russian), brow lamination, lash lifts, dermaplaning, facials, massages, spray tanning and more.

We also offer children's pamper sessions and parties. Email events@mama-sanctuary.com for more info

Spa Treatments

Health and wellbeing is our passion at The Mama Sanctuary, and our holistic Therapy Rooms are at the very heart of what we do. For us, health isn’t only about physical wellbeing, but also about feeling balanced, happy and able to cope with the stress of everyday life. Our holistic team are fully qualified in all areas of massage, facials,  pregnancy massage and Reiki - a must have for any anyone expecting a baby.    

We use Neal's Yard products in all of our massages, facial and holistic treatments.

See our price list below for a full list of services.

Swedish Massage
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Hair Services

Whether you're looking for a new look, a colour refresh, hair cut, hair extensions or a curly blow dry - Our Stylists will look after you and make you feel like a new woman. We use Revlon Ammonia Free hair dyes which are safe to use during pregnancy. Toddler and Children's hair cuts are available during the week and on a weekend. Treat yourself to an Olaplex hair treatment (we also stock the take-home range of Olaplex Products), or straighten those locks with the amazing Nano Keratin Treatment (Call to book your consultation on 0161 300 6835) 

Beauty Works Hair Extensions are priced on Consultation

Call the salon 0161 300 6835 for more info

Creche

Now you can get pampered and enjoy a hot brew whilst our qualified Childcare Staff take care of your little ones. If you wish to keep baby with you we have baby bouncers, cribs, breastfeeding and bottle feeding aids placed around the Mama Sanctuary for your use. 

Creche is £4 for the duration of your treatments

(Twins & Triplets count as 1)

Age from Birth to 11 Years Old.

See our FAQ'S for more info

Creche is open from 10am until 3pm Monday to Friday


**CRECHE BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL** 

Call 0161 300 6835 to book your space

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Baby Shower & Princess Pamper Parties

Are you looking to host a baby shower or princess pamper party at the Mama Sanctuary? We have packages available for groups of up to 8 which can take place on our booth seating in the Salon. Alternatively you can rent out the upstairs space (from Feb) for larger groups.
For more info on party bookings
please email events@mama-sanctuary.com

Classes & Events

We regularly host Mum Meet Ups, Independent Midwife sessions, Pre & Postnatal support, breastfeeding advice and more. 

We will be hosting various pregnancy, mum and baby classes from the end of January 2020. These will Include; baby first aid, baby massage, baby sensory, pregnancy and postnatal yoga / fitness, hypnobirthing courses, photography sessions, baby hand and foot casting and more.

If you're Interested in renting our upstairs space or advertising your baby business

please email events@mama-sanctuary.com

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The Team

 
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Rachael Kirkwood

OWNER

Mum of 5 (Including Identical Twins) and lover of making things look pretty. I created Mama Sanctuary so you could all enjoy a little bit of 'me time' without that mum guilt.


As a new mum I know how difficult it is to have that much needed 'me time' without the mum guilt. You still need to be you, you still need to look after your emotional and mental wellbeing. I knew I had to create a Mama Sanctuary, not just for myself, but all you mums to be and new mums out there. 


As a twin mum I know how expensive it is to buy 2 of everything, that's why I decided to make the childcare free for the 2nd child as we do get penalised for having 2 babies in 1 Pregnancy - Not here! 


I hope you enjoy your time at Mama Sanctuary x

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Amy Walker

MANAGER

Hi, I’m Amy and I’m the manager at Mama Sanctuary.

My background is retail management but after 18 months off following the birth of my second son I fancied a change and when the opportunity came along to work at Mama Sanctuary I couldn’t wait.

I became manager in November 2020 (but I have been with the team from day 1) and I have been loving my new role. I love what an amazing team we have here and how talented and hard-working all the girls are.

It’s such a unique and special place to work and I love knowing we can make someone’s day just by giving them a bit of ‘me time’ and much needed time off from being a Mum for a few hours!

I’m excited for what the future holds for Mama Sanctuary x

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Louise M

Senior Stylist

I’m Louise M, our Senior stylist at Mama Sanctuary. I have been a professional hairdresser for 13 years now and I absolutely love my job! I can do all aspects of hair and I also specialise in Hair extensions and our amazing Keratin treatment.


I have worked in many different salons over the years including a Revlon professional academy, my goal is to make you feel absolutely fabulous by the end of your treatment, being a mum of twins I know first hand feeling good and being pampered is a rarity so coming to Mama Sanctuary and making use of our amazing crèche is just what we need!

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Katie

Hair Stylist

I'm Katie, a hairstylist and colour technician at the mama sanctuary.

I started my hairdressing journey in 2012 at 16 years old age as a Saturday girl and worked my way up until I qualified in 2015. I specialise in balayage and curly blow drys as these are my favourites treatments to do.

I love the concept of the mama sanctuary, so mums and mums to be, can have a well deserved pamper whilst their children are being well looked after.

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Louise D

Senior Therapist & Lash Lady

Hi I’m Louise D
I have been in the beauty industry for over 14 years now. I have trained to the highest level of most beauty treatments from waxing, lashes, brows, pregnancy massage and other spa therapies, nails and body electrical treatments. Ie body contouring & hair removal. 


Being a mum to a 4-year-old little girl myself I know all too well how important it is to have ‘you time’.

Working in mama sanctuary I feel there really is nowhere like it & it comes with such a genius concept! I just wish there was somthing like this when I was a new mum.
I’m so proud I can work in mama sanctuary to offer mums a ‘you time’ hub x

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Dawn T

Senior Holistic Therapist

Hey there ... I’m Dawn and I’m a Senior Holistic and Reiki Therapist and Well-being consultant.
I have over 7 years experience and love the work that I do and the people’s lives I can make a difference to everyday. I have been with the Mama Sanctuary Team from day one on a part time basis providing treatments in Reiki, Massage (Inc Pregnancy), Facials, Manicures/Pedicures, Gels and Nail Art.

Other specialist treatments that I provide include Dry Cupping, Facial Cupping, Thai Foot Therapy, Made for Life (Cancer Touch Therapy) Hot Stone Therapy, Crystal Therapy and Indian Head Massage. I look forward to seeing all my returning clients and meeting many more new ones.

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Gemma R

Beauty & Spa Therapist

Hi I'm Gemma, a Beauty/Spa therapist at The Mama Sanctuary. I have over 10 years experience in the Industry and after training in beauty I chose the Spa route.


I absolutely love working at the Mama sanctuary, it’s so relatable. As a mum myself to a 4-year-old little girl I would have longed for a place like this to visit with her when she was smaller. 

I  specialise in pregnancy massage here and I can’t recommend it enough to all the new mums to be out there. The response I get from my clients once I have done their treatment is so rewarding and is one of the main reasons why I love my job - I get to make someone else feel better about themselves. 


My favourite treatment to do is Gel nails. I love this treatment the most as I feel it’s one I get to really interact with my client and it’s a treatment I feel I get to know them the most which personally as a therapist I think is SO important. 

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