Escape Day Spa: Pregnant and Gorgeous!
Pregnancy is a wonderful time to be thoroughly enjoyed and cherished. However, it is also a time during which a woman's body needs extra care and often a change to the normal beauty regime is required.
Due to altered hormone levels, most women will notice changes to their skin during pregnancy, and often increased sensitivity or pigmentation is noticed or even an increase in acne breakouts. Many women are concerned about the ingredients in their regular cosmetics during pregnancy, such as Vitamin A. The experienced and highly trained beauty therapists at Escape Spa will tailor treatments to specific needs and discuss suitable homecare products. Regular facials during pregnancy will definitely be beneficial for the skin and also provide much-needed relaxation and pampering
Stretch marks are a major concern for pregnant women, and it is important to nourish and support the skin during this time to avoid stretch marks as much as possible. As with all skin concerns, nutrition plays a vital role. A sufficient amount of protein and essential fatty acids, as well as lots of green leafy vegetables should make up the core of the diet to support healthy and strong skin. Externally, daily application of a good body oil such as Comfort Zone Bio Certified Body Oil, Environ AVST Body Oil or the Pure Fiji Coconut Body Butter will nourish the skin and help in the prevention of stretch marks.
Swollen legs and feet are another dreaded problem during pregnancy, but this can be relieved by drinking enough water and regularly putting one's feet up above heart level. To improve lymph flow, make dry-brushing a daily habit. Use a soft body brush, and starting at the heart, gently brush the whole body in small movements, always in the direction of the heart. Done regularly, the reward will be beautiful soft skin and improved lymph flow.
Sometimes, expecting mothers just need some 'time out' and a relaxing massage is the perfect treat. Sore muscles are soothed and stress is lifted away by a skillful and caring massage therapist. At Escape Spa we offer a Tropical Mamma Relaxation Massage, using organic tropical oils to nourish sensitive skin and release stress. In combination with a sugar rub exfoliation, reflexology treatment or pedicure, this is the ultimate indulgence.
Pregnancy is a wonderful time in a woman's life – a time to reflect and make healthy lifestyle changes as well as a time to look after oneself and be gorgeous!
"Life is a flame that is always burning itself out, but it catches fire again every time a child is born." - George Bernard Shaw
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