Spring has an irresistible association with new life and new babies, and we sincerely hope that those expecting in the lead up to their first Mother’s Day are being treated to a few pregnancy spa treatments. Pregnancy massages are now widely available. However, there’s still a lot of misunderstanding about whether spa days for pregnant women are safe. Here’s what you need to know as well as some of our favourite pregnancy spa treatments for mums-to-be.
A specialised 75-minute treatment for mums to be, using specially designed support cushions to hold your bump. COMO Metropolitan London’s own highly qualified therapists created the treatment, which has its roots in Balinese techniques. The Prenatal Massage is a specially designed treatment
suitable for all stages of pregnancy after the first trimester, and includes a footbath, full body massage and relaxing facial massage. Pregnancy support cushions are used throughout to ensure total comfort.
At a hotel and spa that’s all about decadence, this delicious facial is not one of the dedicated pregnancy spa treatments, but it’s suitable for pregnancy after three months. It uses ila’s Renewed Recovery Collection and is a restorative face therapy that draws on intensely healing rainforest extracts to rejuvenate skin cells. Lymphatic drainage techniques, warm herbal poultices and an Amazonian mud mask encourage toxin release, reduce water retention, increase blood supply and boost collagen production. Skin tone is brightened and muscle contraction is inhibited, softening fine lines and wrinkles.
Sleep inducing, utterly relaxing and allowing you to, quite literally, float and feel weightless. Isopod floatation tanks are not specifically for maternity spa breaks but they are perfect for helping to relieve prenatal aches and pains gently. At the beautiful eco spa at Ockenden Manor in West Sussex, this treatment is the perfect addition to a generally luxurious and relaxing spa day. It offers a gentle and tranquil space to unwind, and can be used as a treatment in its own right or as preparation for a pregnancy massage or facial.
A special massage for mums-to-be (over three months pregnancy), this pregnancy spa treatment is designed to calm, ease feelings of discomfort and relax both mum and baby. First they make you comfortable. Then they massage your lower back, legs and arms using a relaxing pregnancy oil. For added comfort, you can also choose from their pillow menu, which includes pregnancy, cool and microfibre pillows.
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