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Why it works … ESPA Pre and Post Natal Treatment


Providing a well-deserved treat for mums-to-be, The Europe Hotel and Resort explains what’s so wonderful about ESPA’s Pre and Post Natal Treatment …

What exactly is the treatment?

It’s a deeply nourishing body treatment designed to target areas prone to stress and tension during pregnancy. A gentle back and body exfoliation is followed by a nourishing massage specifically designed to suit expectant mums. Finally, relax mind and body with a scalp massage.  We also use a side lying position whilst massaging the back to reduce strain on the muscles supporting the baby, as often recommended by doctors and midwives.

Where does it come from?

ESPA discovered there was an overwhelming demand for a treatment specifically designed for pregnancy rather than an adapted or watered down existing version. The prenatal treatment has been designed to take into account all contraindications and avoid the general use of essential oils during pregnancy as advised by the Aromatherapy Organisations Council.

What is it supposed to do?

Pre-pregnancy, ESPA’s massage treatments can relieve swollen or puffy legs, tone and firm skin, and restore energy levels.  Post pregnancy it will help smooth and firm the skin.

Is there anything you do to enhance the effectiveness of the treatment?

The treatment room is always safely set up - no trailing wires or loose mats.  A stable foot stool is provided for the mum-to-be, and the massage couch lowered to allow easy access and in a semi upright position as pregnant clients should never lie flat.  The room temperature should be cooler and no heated blanket put on. Extra support such as a pregnancy pillow and bolsters are provided for support for the knees, bump, and back.

Is there anything you recommend clients to do pre or post-treatment to get the most out of it?

We recommend the first treatment to commence after the 12th week of pregnancy. After this time treatments can be taken as often as required. A course of six treatments is recommended following the first trimester of pregnancy.

Is there anyone you particularly recommend the treatment for?

Mums-to-be, mothers who are breast feeding, and generally post-natal clients. It’s also good for those who are trying to conceive or think they might be pregnant (as a safe option to other ESPA treatments), and for post-operative clients.

Is there anyone who shouldn’t have this treatment and why?


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