We all enjoy some much-needed time away at one of the top spas in the country, and it's time to make the most out of this luxury while being pregnant.
You just can't beat that feeling of relaxation, being pampered by high quality, professionally trained staff, and away from stressing about what you should and shouldn't be doing for the next 9 months or so...
Are pedicures safe when pregnant?
When you're pregnant it can be hard to always know what's safe and what you should be avoiding every day - and tiring!
Normally pedicures include nail shaping, filing your foot, a foot massage, and a nail clean up and polish to finish.
Pregnant women get pedicures as it 'provides a welcome lift to their spirits'.
However, the fumes from chemicals that sometimes go along with manicures and pedicures could be a concern when you're pregnant.
It is advised to be in an open area with plenty of ventilation in the room, and try not to be exposed to the fumes for a long period of time.
Just make sure the manicurist doesn’t go near the area between your anklebone and heel, as some say that it could trigger contractions.
Best places in the UK for a pedicure
The luxurious hotel and spa, Armathwaite Hall is located in the beautiful Lake District, surrounded by 400 acres of private deer park and woodland. A perfect escape for the weekend when expecting.
The spa has a reputation for having a personal spa experience, which will put you at ease.
It offers an extensive range of treatments, including CND SPAPEDICURE, to soothe your tired soles like nothing else.
You will finish your pedicure with an application of Vinylux colour polish or choose from the Shellac range.
The spa offers two luxury pedicures, both lasting 55 minutes, the first costing only £35 and the second costing £45 with shellac.
The Spa at Bedford Lodge Hotel is in Newmarket in Suffolk. The Georgian-built hotel, is an ideal retreat that offers pampering for couples so you can both fully unwind.
The ZenSpa pedicure uses thermal heated booties for a deep penetration of oils and creams, softening your cuticles, improving circulation and soothing any stiff joints (or cramping!)
The treatment lasts a 70 minutes and prices start from £55 for a standard polish.
Donnington Valley in Newbury is surrounded by parklands and offers an escape from city or busy pregnancy life
Donnington Valley’s luxury pedicure combats dry, hard skin on the feet while treating dry cuticles and aching feet.
Heated booties are used to nourish and deeply moisturise the feet, followed by a luxurious massage
to the foot and lower leg.
You can also enjoy a top to toe massage on their Sanyo Chair Massage while the heated booties are on, then followed by any choice of colour for your polish.
This luxury pedicure lasts for 1 hour and 10 minutes, with prices midweek from £61.50 and prices on weekends being £71.50.
Moddershall Oaks Country Spa is situated in Staffordshire, surrounded by 72 acres of parklike grounds. This retreat is the place to let all of your birth and pregnancy worries
The spa’s luxury pedicure is the ultimate pamper for your feet. Taking place in the Blush room, the treatment involves exfoliation that restores your skin, and followed by a nourishing foot mask.
Next, a mini lower leg and foot massage, then your nails are filed, cuticles are pushed back and finished with a nail polish.
£55 for 55 minutes.
The Spa at the Midland is one of Manchester's top spas. What better place for some pregnant pampering
The Spa offers a deluxe pedicure with any Jessica colour. This luxury foot and leg treatment includes a massage and moisturise.
Any hard skin is filed down and removed, and your cuticles and nails are shaped before a colour from Jessica’s impressive selection. The pedicure is £50 for a total of 50 minutes.
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