Taking time for daily ritual during pregnancy is a beautiful way to create a self-care practice for your own beautiful self. As your body changes during this incredible time, daily rituals can be crucial to maintaining your own self-care. However, it's also important to consider the safety of your baby - we explore the safest techniques to care for you and your baby.
Dry body brushing is a great add-on to your morning routine that will take you through for the rest of your life.
Many women are turning to dry body brushing while pregnant for an extra boost of energy. It is perfectly safe way to stimulate the lymphatic system and enhance blood circulation - keeping that spring in your step.
Using The Dry Body Brush can help ward off stretch marks during pregnancy and assist in tightening your skin during your fourth trimester.
Our skin is the largest organ in our body and it can get sluggish during pregnancy as it is overworked. Swelling can be reduced by moving the lymph, it can help with the water retention which can occur during pregnancy so this practice can be a beautiful way to detox your skin through dry body brushing.
“Dry Body Brushing is a great way to detox the skin during pregnancy as it deals with detoxification of the skin and assists in eliminating toxins from your body. It aids in reducing cellulite and stretch marks and removes dead skin & impurities.”
We recommend following these steps when using The Dry Body Brush while pregnant, to create the safest selfcare practice for you and your baby. However, always check-in with your doctor, mid-wife or obstetrician before you go ahead with this practice, if you have been dry body brushing before pregnancy, it is most likely you are fine. But, it is always good to check-in for their advice.
- Before bathing create a space to mindfully make long slow strokes
- Begin sweeping your feet, starting with the soles of your feet as this area has many little nerve endings that need to be stimulated
- Continue brushing up your legs
- Proceed to your hands moving up your arms
- From your neck stroke down towards your heart
- Use circular clockwise strokes on your abdomen - This follows the path of your colon and helps stimulate elimination.
- Brush upwards from your lower back and down from your neck
Be extra gentle during pregnancy, especially the stomach, very light strokes or if it feels uncomfortable don’t brush the stomach at all.
This can be a beautiful time to set intentions while using The Dry Body Brush, focusing on mantras for you and your babies health, deepening your connection with your baby will feeling the love moving through you.
To enhance the experience, choose your favourite organic oil like almond oil, to massage onto your body before or after bathing.
It's so important to nourish yourselves during this sacred time mummas!
Stass & Co