5 reasons to pamper yourself during pregnancy

Written 9th March 2020

Whilst pregnancy is a wonderful and memorable experience, it does, without a doubt, take its toll on the body. The skin begins to stretch, with aches and pains often beginning to surface.

 

Professional spa treatments can provide mental and physical relief during and after pregnancy, helping to calm muscular pains and encourage a clear mind.

 

At Billesley Manor, our mum-to-be treatments are specifically designed to support the body during pregnancy, providing safe, yet effective relief for the impact it can have.

 

So, what are the benefits of pampering yourself during pregnancy?

Pregnant lady wearing pink dress, cradling her baby bump.

Take the time to focus on yourself 

When you book yourself in for a spa treatment, you’re setting time aside to take care of yourself. In today’s busy world, it can be hard to find the time to do this – but by setting a solid date in your diary, it becomes a commitment.

 

Indulging in some ‘me time’ offers a wealth of benefits. You’ll have distraction-free time to truly connect with yourself and your baby, whilst also having the chance to clear your head and relieve yourself of any unnecessary stress.

Pregnant lady having a massage in a spa, with massage stones in the foreground.

 

Soothes pregnancy aches and pains

Aches and pains can become evermore prevalent as you head further into your pregnancy. Professional massages can be a great way to relieve the discomfort, helping the muscles to fully relax and in the long-term, reducing the intensity of muscle cramps.

 

At Billesley Manor, our trained therapists use Decleor products within treatments for a remedial, wholesome experience. In your mum-to-be treatment, they’ll help to ease backache and improve fluid retention.

Pile of Deceor products on a treatment bed at Billesley Manor spa.

You and your baby will benefit from endorphins

Massage treatments stimulate the release of endorphins, our feel-good hormones, whilst reducing the levels of our stress hormone, cortisol. This helps to instil calmness and tranquility within the body, flushing away any negative emotions we may be experiencing.

 

This is not only highly beneficial for our mental health; it also helps new mums with emotional side effects of pregnancy, and is healthy for the baby, too.

 

Pregnancy massages boost circulation

The pushing and pulling motions associated with massage techniques can be highly beneficial to our physiological health. These motions help deliver oxygen to the muscles, encouraging improved circulation and removing body waste.

 

Circulation problems can be common during pregnancy, especially during the later stages. However, pregnant women can be at a higher risk of this, partly due to long periods spent sitting down. So, it’s important to try and maintain healthy circulation – through healthy eating, moving frequently and receiving regular massages.

Pregnant lady having a massage in a spa setting.

 

Optimises skin health

Although it is, of course, worth it in the end, many pregnant women suffer from skin stretching, resulting in stretch marks.

 

Oils are essential for maintaining skin elasticity and skin health. When massaged directly into the skin, they help to prevent dryness, whilst nourishing the skin with powerful vitamins and antioxidants. 

 

At Billesley Manor, we like to use all-natural Decleor products to accompany our treatments. Not only do they work wonders for the skin and muscles, their aromatic and therapeutic properties help us to mentally de-stress, too.

To find out more about our pregnancy spa offerings at Billesley Manor, take a look at our spa page.