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Pregnancy Massage

Though there are people that would proudly tell the whole world about their pregnancy, there are others who’d rather keep it to themselves. They want to keep it a secret until the pregnancy begins to show.

However, when it comes to massage, the more you let the massage therapist know about your pregnancy, the better. A professional pregnancy massage therapist needs to know if you are pregnant and how far you are in the pregnancy. He also needs to know if you’ve suffered from any pregnancy-related complications in the past or your current pregnancy.

Here are some of the benefits you’ll get from this disclosure:

You Will Get Customized Massage Services

Once you inform the massage therapist about your pregnancy, he will use techniques that will not only benefit you but your unborn baby as well. He will know the places he should massage, the right pressure to use during the massage. The information will also help in choosing massage oils that will not lead to preterm labor.

The Spa Will Assign a Qualified Pregnancy Massage Therapist

Though all professional massage therapists have undergone training, some have gone a step further to train on pregnancy massage such as at The Spa and Lash Studio Clearfield. By informing the spa management about your pregnancy, they will ensure that the massage therapist trained on pregnancy massage is available for your massage.

You Will Schedule the Best Time for Your Massage

During the early stages of your pregnancy, you may be struggling with morning sickness which may get in the way of your massage. The massage therapist will schedule your massage at a time when the sickly feeling is over especially in the evening hours.

He Will Provide the Pillows and Other Materials Needed to Keep You Comfortable

By telling the massage therapist that you are expectant, he will make sure that everything in the massage room is conducive for you. For instance, he will provide pregnancy pillows for your comfort and ensure that they do not have any smell that could trigger vomiting.

For your safety and that of your unborn child, it is important to inform the massage therapist about your pregnancy. If you don’t want other people to know about your pregnancy at this stage, you can tell the massage therapist to keep the information private.

You Safety Will be Guaranteed

As a pregnant woman, you are not only responsible for yourself but your unborn child as well. If the massage therapist uses intense pressure on your trigger points, you may lose your pregnancy. What is worse, in this case, is that you cannot blame the massage therapist for your loss.

Pregnancy Massage

Do not put the life of your child at risk just because you want to keep the good news to yourself. In any case, massage therapists are professionals who will not go about broadcasting news about your pregnancy to others. What you discuss in private remains private until you decide to let others know or time comes when the pregnancy will be evident to everyone.

Fundal Massage

A fundal massage also referred to as uterine massage is conducted on a pregnant woman to reduce intense bleeding and muscle cramps in the uterine region. After childbirth, the uterus goes through a strong contraction in an effort to return to its initial size before the pregnancy and this may be painful.

Before a fundal massage, the massage therapist will have a look at the uterus to determine how lose it is. He will use his fingers to measure the position of the uterus either below or above the belly button.

If the uterus is hard and is on its way to full recovery, the massage therapist will carry our deep and firm massage until it gets back to its initial shape.

A fundal massage can be painful considering that you have just gone through a painful experience when giving birth. The end result is, however, worth the pain as the recovery will take place faster than the person who chose to skip the massage.

A mother who has gone through a C-section can also undergo a fundal massage as long as it is carried out by a professional massage therapist.

The following are the benefits of undergoing a fundal massage after delivery:

  • It will stop excessive bleeding from the uterus
  • Any foreign material in the uterus will be expelled with the help of the massage.
  • It will ensure that the uterus shrinks back to its original shape
  • If there is an abnormality in the uterus, it will be detected early enough and the right treatment sought to pre3vent the complication from becoming worse.
  • A fundal massage will ensure that there will be no clotting of blood in the uterus or an infection that is brought about by allowing unwanted substances to remain in the uterus.

A woman who has given birth deserves to look good again and this is only possible if she will be able to have the uterus back to normal as soon as possible. Having a fundal massage at a professional spa will speed up the recovery process and protect any further complication.

Be consistent in the fundal massage sessions for at least two weeks within which the uterus will have contracted back to its original state. You will notice that the uterus will become smaller and will return to its original position near the pubic bone.

The discharge that is coming out of the vagina should change color with time as the healing process progresses. If you notice that the bleeding is getting worse, or you notice a strange smell coming out of the uterus, you should seek medical attention as this could be a sign of an infection that is more complicated.

There should be clear communication with the massage therapist so that in case the massage is making you too uncomfortable, you can postpone it until you get better. Ensure that the massage therapist knows the proper way of carrying out the massage before you lie on that massage table due to the sensitivity of the massage. If you realize that the spa does not have a history of carrying out such types of massage, you should look for another massage therapist until you are satisfied that you are in the right hands.


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Though it is not a necessity to wear a mascara when you have lash extensions, people who choose to wear it have several advantages and some of these are:

  • When you apply mascara, it will impact the natural lashes on the lower side of the eye, making the lash extensions and the natural lash to have a uniform and a balanced look.
  • The use of mascara will aid in ensuring that the color of your natural lashes and that of the lash extensions match as it will aid in deepening the color.
  • Mascara will make the lash extensions fuller making you stand out; they will appear thicker and such an effect will make them much thicker.
  • Mascara will be beneficial when the lash extensions begin to fall off as it will be used to fill up the gaps before you get the time to go for repairs.

You should be aware that not all mascara will be applied on the lash extensions as some will ruin them. Waterproof mascara, for instance, will do more harm to the lashes than good. They will make the lash extensions brittle and the process of removing it is not friendly to the lashes. Removal of waterproof mascara will require oil-based makeup which is not advisable to use on lash extensions as it could weaken the glue used in sticking the lashes in place.

Any mascara that will be difficult to remove should not be used on lash extensions as it will demand the use of force when removing it and this is not friendly to the lash extensions.

Water-based mascaras are the best to use on eyelash extensions as they do not contain unwanted oils and do not contain any chemicals as well. They will also be used by those people whose skin is very sensitive as they do not cause any allergic reactions.

Water –based mascara is easy to remove as all to have to do is to use a cotton ball to gently rub off the mascara and in the least effort, the makeup will be gone. Besides the ease of removal, water-based mascara is also easy to apply as it will dry faster. It will, however, require multiple coats to achieve the desired effect and will also require re-application multiple times during the day.

When you have freshly applied for lash extensions, you should shelve the idea of using a mascara until that time when you will need it to fill up the gaps when they start falling off. This is because the mascaras will add some extra weight to the lash extensions which will end up ruining the natural lashes.

Follow the advice given by the aesthetician who applied for the lash extensions as this is the only way you can be assured of having them last longer and also keep them looking as good as when you first applied them.

Any mascara that is applied to the lash extensions should be removed every day to avoid buildup of foreign matter in the lashes as these will encourage the growth of bacteria leading to eye infections or even lead to immature falling off of the lash extensions. Always remember that lash extensions application is an expensive beauty practice and taking care of the lashes is the only way you will be assured of getting value for your money.

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Though laser hair removal has gained popularity in the recent past, a lot of people are still afraid of the risks that they will be exposing their bodies to, if they undergo the laser hair removal treatment.

One of the greatest fears is whether the treatment may lead to a cancer attack… The answer is NO.

Unlike an X-ray or gamma radiations which contain ionizing radiations with a high frequency, laser hair removal machine does not have ionizing radiations.

An X-ray radiation will target the inner parts of the body whereas a laser hair removal machine emits radiation that only targets the hair follicles. The radiation from the laser however strong will remain superficial, which is on the skin. They will not, therefore, affect the DNA of the client who is undergoing the treatments.

The worst side effects that could result out of a laser hair removal treatment are the severe burns. These will mostly affect those with very sensitive skins and were not careful to look for a professional aesthetician to conduct the process.

Laser hair removal is a sensitive procedure and will require professionalism; if upon inquiry you discover that the esthetician who will be conducting the procedure has never conducted a laser hair removal treatment before, do not allow him to work on you.

Look for a spa that has a lot of positive reviews from customers who have previously gone through a laser hair removal as only then can you be assured that you will not have any problems. You can also ask for photos from their previous sessions so that you can gauge how they operate.

A professional esthetician should know the correct setting that should be applied to the laser machine so that there will be no burns after the laser treatment. Though the radiation cannot lead to cancer, it can lead to other negative effects like burns or severe blisters that will appear on the skin. Do not insist on having a higher setting on the laser in an effort to get over with the treatment fast and carry on with your other chores. Laser machine will not work that way; the esthetician is the one who should decide the correct settings in accordance with your skin type to avoid any ugly incidence.

If you have a history where you once had cancer in any part of your body, you can still undergo a laser hair removal treatment. However, this should be under medical supervision due to the sensitive nature of your skin. The spa you choose to have the laser treatment should have a dermatologist who will oversee the laser treatment and ensure that everything works out.

For a laser hair removal treatment, the most important consideration is the qualification of the person who is attending to you and the availability of the laser machine that matches your skin type. Laser machines are designed to work on specific hair and skin color and you should seek to know if the laser available at the spa will be good for your skin type. If they say no, do not insist but instead, look for another spa that has the correct laser machine.