Give yourself a break, rest, take time out and pamper your body with a specially designed beauty treatment.
Massage in the second and third trimesters has proven to reduce the likelihood of stretch marks and optimise the elasticity of your skin. It also has benefits to your unborn baby – The sense of touch develops at around 9 weeks in the foetus, therefore massage on your belly promotes this developing sense. Don’t forget your feet and hands. Feet especially need lots of looking after, as it’s quite common for them to become hot, swollen and sore. When you can no longer see your feet get a pedicure! You may also find your feet ‘grow’ a little. It is quite common to go up a half size during the later stages of pregnancy. This is due to stretching ligaments.
These are our top tips to reduce the likelihood of stretch marks:
- Eat really well. Lots of fresh fruit, vegetables and drink lots of tap water. Foods containing ZINC (try sunflower seeds) are especially good as they boost skin elasticity. You can learn more about this in our organic cookery section.
- Use a good moisturising cream. It doesn’t need to be expensive. Look out for ingredients like Vitamin E which help the skin prepare for all the stretching. I have always recommended & used for myself Palmer’s for Stretch Marks. Once a week use oil, and combine it with a belly massage. You can use wheat germ oil as a base and add lavender.
- Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate! If you have time every day in the shower give your belly a scrub. You needn’t buy a special shower cream exfoliant; try a rough flannel or brush. Don’t forget your hips and lower back, them cream up straight afterwards.
- After giving birth don’t stop your new routine. It will help you return to your post pregnancy size, and hep your skin to stay toned.
Pregnancy Pampering Treatment1 hour 30mins £POA – A mini facial and full body exfoliation with lots of luxurious massage on ankles, feet, legs and lower back, to soothe and revitalise expectant mums.
Zen Spa Pedicure 1 hour 15 mins £POA – A luxury foot and leg treatment using a harmonious Eastern Philosophy and aromatic essences. Deep cleans, exfoliates and rejuvenates for healthier conditioned feet, finishing with polished toe nails.
Deluxe Zen Spa Pedicure 1 hour 30 mins £POA – Luxury Zen Spa Pedicure with the addition of thermal booties for deeper penetration of personalised products.
You may wish to book a group pedicure / manicure party for your antenatal group.
Please call us on 0207 8701044 to arrange a group booking. It can be possible to arrange group parties in your home.