Between fatigue, swelling, bloating, and an achy back, a woman’s body feels the effects of pregnancy most often in unexpected ways. And as such, the body of a pregnant woman needs more pampering than anybody. Spa treatments are an excellent way to achieve this; however, not all spa treatments are ideal for pregnant women.
Before booking your spa appointment, here’s some valuable information to know about what can be harmful and can work wonders for your pregnant body.
Massage During Pregnancy
Massages are a great pal during pregnancy, in particular for tense muscles and back pains. But before you schedule an appointment, we recommend that you speak with your doctor and follow their advice. If you’re given the go ahead, consider working with a pregnancy massage therapist.
We are delighted to be able to offer patients pregnancy massages. When getting a massage during pregnancy, you may want to consider using reflexology and scentless oil, and not lying on your stomach after the first trimester.
Facials During Pregnancy
A professional facial can work wonders in clearing skin pores that have been clogged by extra oil over time. Your skin is usually extra sensitive during pregnancy; being dry, oily or a combination of both.
Because your skin is so sensitive during pregnancy, we recommend avoiding treatments that are abrasive like microdermabrasion as they may do more harm than good. Also not advisable during pregnancy are aromatherapy, hot stones or retinoid. Instead, go for facial options that promote relation and increase blood circulation.
Botox During Pregnancy
Scientific studies have yet to determine the safety of dermal fillers like Perlane, Restylane or collagen during pregnancy. Therefore, it goes without saying that you should probably avoid these types of treatments at this time. Anyway, retention of pregnancy fluid can plump the face, making wrinkles and lines less noticeable without turning to cosmetic treatments.
What To Do Next
Take a day away from it all and indulge in a Total Health & Skin Center spa pamper package. There will be lots you can choose from before your bundle of joy makes an appearance.