Many spas today offer services specifically tailored to the pregnant woman, and most commonplace traditional spa activities will still be doable by the pregnant woman well in to their second and third trimesters of pregnancy. There are, however, two main things which must be avoided by a pregnant woman at the spa, activities which will raise the woman’s core body temperature, and contact to chemicals which are known to cause birth defects or any unwanted side effects. If you follow these simple guidelines and listen to your doctors’ advice, you and your new baby will be fine spending the day at the spa.
Saunas and hot tubs must be avoided altogether; these activities will raise your core body temperature to a point where it is unsafe for the baby. To make sure the you do not ingest harmful chemicals the manicure and pedicure are the main things to be avoided as phthalates such as formaldehyde and toluene, which are known to cause birth defects are both found in most nail polishes; luckily neither of these chemicals are absorbed into the body through the fingernails. You do however ingest the fumes of these chemicals during a manicure or pedicure, so if you go for either of these two treatments it is advisable to ask for a nail polish which is free of any of these chemicals. On a less serious note aroma therapy should be avoided due to the fact that basil, cedar wood, clay sage, fennel, juniper, marjoram, myrrh, rosemary, sage and thyme are all known to cause contractions. For pregnant females, Medical spa is the code term for a cosmetic treatment. There will be no requirement to go to any other place for beauty treatment in pregnancy. Proper care and affection will be provided to the patients to get the best results. Online checking of the ranking can be done to know about the services.
Although you may be unable to take part in your favorite spa treatment because of your pregnant state, you will still be able to do many beneficial and relaxing things which will be good for not only you but also the baby. Sea salt scrubs are a great and baby friendly way to ex foliate your skin while you shed the days stress. Massage is also in yet while you are pregnant the abdomen should not be massaged, if it is it must be done only in a very light touching manner. If your spa does not advertise a special maternity massage make sure to ask the massage therapist if he/she has been trained in maternity massage techniques. Many spas offer a special table to accommodate your belly so your spine and body can be in a more relaxed and natural position during massage or any other treatment, be sure to ask your esthetician about this and the many oils which can be used during massage to sooth your stretching skin and possibly hinder the formation of stretch marks. Hydrating facials are another favorite of pregnant women as the skins chemistry can change dramatically during pregnancy, yet a chemical peel should be avoided as the chemicals can be absorbed into the body through the skin. Wraps are also in. Mud wraps and oil wraps have been deemed safe by most if not all doctors yet they do slightly elevate your core body temperature, not nearly as much as a sauna or hot tub might but they will elevate the body temperature so if you have any reserves about these two don’t do it even if every doctor in the world says it’s OK.