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Pampered Pregnancy

Learn about the different spa treatments moms-to-be and new moms can get to relax and unwind.

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-Hey, Moms-to-be, ready to get pampered? Well, you've come to the right place. -Welcome to the Edamame Maternity Spa located inside of Destination Maternity. We've currently have 7 Edamame Spas throughout the country in various Destination Maternity locations. -Edamame Spa caters specifically to pregnant women and new Moms with a full line of massages, facials, waxing and body treatments designed just for them. One of the most popular services Edamame offers is massage. The spa uses a special pillow, so pregnant women are able to lie on their bellies. -One great thing about the preggo pillow is that-- it enables us to work with all different types of body shapes, body sizes. We can adjust what towels-- how does that feel? -You can lay face down comfortably and safely. -We really pamper the pregnant woman during her pregnancy. We offer massages that are specifically designed not to hit certain pressure points that shouldn't be touched during pregnancy. -How's my pressure so far? Is it okay? -Uh-hmm. -Okay. -So we start up the massage with a welcoming. And we usually use an aroma therapy oil. This one is lavender. So then I would start off saying, when you're ready to take a nice, easy breathe and slowly let all the air out. Usually, I just begin by warming up the back-- all the therapists at Edamame are certified for pregnancy massage. We don't work on anyone below 14 weeks for liability purposes 'cause more miscarriages happen in the first trimester. We work on the neck, the head, the scalp, the shoulders-- some of the arms and we do a lot of work around the belly to just make sure that everything is hydrated. You're experiencing headache, any muscle tension-- massage is really, really beneficial. It's very, very rewarding. I find that almost all of my clients are just so grateful to be here and grateful to receive massages. It's very satisfying as a therapist to work with such clients. -And the spa uses all-natural products safe for Mom and the baby. -Some of the treatments that we offer are the Mama Mio Yummy Tummy Massage and the Mama Mio Free Loader massage. And these are the Mama Mio products which are all-natural. They have no parabens, no sulfate, no preservatives and no caffeine, so they are totally safe for or use during pregnancy. -A lot of people experienced dry skin and-- the Mama Mio line is really great because they don't only focus on hydration but they also focused on elasticity which is very, very important during pregnancy. -A full menu of facials helps Moms and Moms-to-be safe face. -During pregnancy, many clients find that their skin is a little different than normal. They might be experiencing oily skin or more breakouts-- and we use all-natural ingredients that are perfect for the pregnant skin type. -Sometimes you become lackluster, your skin looks dull. You just need to-- to be refreshed and look like you slept 8 hours 'cause, I'm so sorry, you haven't been sleeping. I start by cleansing the skin, analyzing the skin and I like to communicate with my client and find out what her goals are. -I like to be very thorough and I like a lot of details about their lifestyles in general 'cause that where I can really customize their treatment. Massage the skin and I'm typically using a product that is germicidal, antibacterial and lipid-rich. So that's gonna soften my skin before extraction. So once you're done with extractions, the next step would be applying the mask and that can be a combination of mask depending on what the client is dealing with. -Everything involved with a lot of massage in our treatments and it's all very nurturing, very soothing and exactly what pregnant women need when they're pregnant. -Edamame also does belly casting with a makeup plaster cast that beautiful baby bump. -Many women choose to have it painted. We do them plane or we can add artwork. But it's really a fun momento form of pregnancy. So, sit back, relax and treat yourself during your pregnancy and beyond.