Pregnancy can bring with it strain on your body and on your mind. When you’re pregnant your body of course is undergoing some major changes and this can have a huge impact on the way you feel. Indulging in some spa treatments when pregnant can be incredibly beneficial. They will make you feel relaxed, soothing away your stress, and they can have some marvellous benefits for your body too. However, you need to be extra careful when you’re pregnant, and ensure that you’re choosing a treatment that is safe for both you and your baby. But don’t worry, read our guide to which treatments are great during pregnancy and which you should avoid. If you’re in any doubt, get in touch and we’ll recommend the perfect treatments for you.
A body scrub will give your circulation a boost and this can be great during pregnancy as of course your circulatory system is transporting oxygen and nutrients to your baby. However, you skin may be extra sensitive during pregnancy, so choose a scrub that isn’t too coarse and if aromatic oils are being used, do let your therapist know that you are pregnant as some oils cannot be used during pregnancy.
A gentle hydrating facial can really help to combat dry skin and redness that is a common problem during pregnancy. Check with your therapist that any products used are toxin free and avoid any harsh treatment such as chemical peels.
Manicures and pedicures
A manicure or pedicure is a lovely way to treat yourself and make yourself feel special during your pregnancy. Just opt out of a hand or foot massage as this has been known to bring on labour.
One thing to stay away from during pregnancy is the sauna. The heat of the sauna will raise your body temperature to a level that could put baby at risk.
Waxing and threading are both perfectly safe to have during pregnancy. Many women find they have more hair growth than usual during pregnancy due to the hormonal changes in the body so waxing can be helpful with this. It’s not recommended to have laser hair removal treatment during pregnancy as it is less effective at this time.
It’s advisable to avoid having a massage during your first trimester, but after that, a massage is the perfect way to relax. Choose a massage that’s tailor made for pregnancy to be sure it’s going to be safe for you and your baby. If your pregnancy is causing your legs and feet to swell, a massage can help to reduce this as well as being beneficial for back pain that many pregnant women suffer from.
Book your pregnancy treatments today
Pregnancy is a wonderful time, but it can also be difficult with all the changes your body is undergoing. Get in touch with La Mer Spa today to book a relaxing and rejuvenating spa treatment, tailor made for pregnancy. We’re always here to help, so just let us know if you have any questions or would like any recommendations for the perfect pregnancy treatments.