Spa Treatments

Lymphatic Drainage

Benefit: This light-touch massage and cooling gel treatment improves the circulation of fluids that frequently pool in your lower extremities during pregnancy and reduces the swelling in your legs.

At-Home Version: Sit on a sofa or bed with your legs elevated in front of you at hip level or higher, suggests Angela Cortright, owner of Spa Gregorie's in Newport Beach, CA. (Gravity helps reduce the swelling.) Then have your partner very gently massage your swollen legs with a cooling gel (Decléor Circulagel Refreshing Toning Gel and Mustela 9 Months Instant Comfort Legs both contain refreshing botanical ingredients), working from your heels up to your knees and always stroking toward your heart.

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