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      Wellness and family

      Wellness and family aren’t that incompatible, there actually exist hotel chains especially for the family holidays, they offer professional children assistance while mom and dad can relax in the wellness area. The best equipped Italian region for wellness with family is Trentino- South Tyrol, thanks to the presence of many "Familyhotels", where families can count on numerous extras.

      Examples are: guided hikes with the family, laundry service, cots, playroom and playground, professional staff, children’s menu etc. In the remaining regions of Italy the famous hotel chain “ItalyFamilyHotels” is very popular, they are findable in every region. These hotels offer hospitality and family friendly conditions, they also offer the advantage of their position at the family friendly Adriatic coast. Moreover thermal localities like Rimini, Riccione, Merano and Sirmione offer wellness for children, here also the small guests can enjoy treatments against numerous diseases like otitis, colds or tonsillitis. Some thermal springs and health resorts offer wellness packages for expectant mothers, an example is the pregnancy massage, an Ayurvedic tecnique, which stimulates the sleep, makes the birth more comfortable and alleviates back ages and stretch marks.

      The most common massage oils are that of calendula or sesame. In the health and family resorts there exist numerous treatments which are suitable for children as for instance the Shantala massage, a massage especially for newborns. The perfect massage oil for this treatment is the oil of coconut in summer (refreshing) and the mustard oil in the winter (warming). It donates the child a better sleep, it alleviates colics, digestive problems, it stimulates the blood circulation and the job of the lymphatic system. The massage ends with a bath, in order that the child could feel relaxed.