Here at Unique Day Spa in Dublin, we’re regularly asked about the viability of using our Pressotherapy room when pregnant so we thought we’d answer any concerns you might have before visiting us.
Pressotherapy, also known as lymphatic drainage massage, is a technique that involves applying intermittent pressure to the limbs or other parts of the body using pressotherapy equipment.
Right now, we’ll focus on the benefits and safety concerns of pressotherapy for pregnant women, but if you’d like to know more about pressotherapy in general click here.
As we’ve said before, people visit our day spa here in Dublin for all sorts of reasons.
Some people want to relax and indulge, others want to help alleviate aches and pains, or speed up recovery. We like to create a space that welcomes everyone, and that includes pregnant women searching for some much-needed relaxation and relief.
Pressotherapy is often used to improve lymphatic circulation, reduce fluid retention, and promote better blood flow so it’s natural that someone pregnant might want to explore using the service.
Some of the key benefits would include the below:
As anyone pregnant will know, many women can experience swelling in their feet, ankles, and legs due to increased blood volume and pressure on blood vessels during any pregnancy.
Due to the nature of the treatment, Pressotherapy could potentially help alleviate some of this swelling and discomfort by improving circulation and assisting with fluid drainage, which in turn can help with skin issues including cellulite and skin elasticity.
With all of that being said, it’s still important that you engage with your Doctor before booking in for Pressotherapy treatment.
Only a medical professional with a full overview of your medical history, current pregnancy timeframe, and any other important details, will be able to fully advise you on treatments you can enjoy, and those you should avoid during certain periods of your pregnancy.
Naturally, you would only use pressotherapy on your legs or arms, avoiding the abdominal area during your pregnancy.
If you’re ready to book, and you’ve spoken to a medical professional beforehand, then you can read more about our Pressotherapy room here.
You can click to book online here.
And if you would like to chat to our team, with any questions, click here.