Our light serum glides on to instantly cool and ease weary heavy legs from tippy toes to knees. This invigorating, limb-soothing gel gives you a leg up on aches, pains, swelling and heavy-feeling legs, and its incredible circulation boost keeps you on your toes.
Blended with V-TonicTM, our amazing circulation booster, natural Spearmint, organic Coconut Oil, cooling Menthol, healing Arnica, Ginger Root, Murumuru Butter and Tangerine Oil, this is one mother of a spa treatment giving you rapid relief, helping de-puff, gently moisturise and cool.
Still working out? Good for you! Lucky Legs brings instant comfort, cooling and de-puffing anytime, but is especially fab after a sweat session to help cool your heels. Keep it in your gym bag or handbag so you can pep up those pins whenever you need it. Be sure to apply with gentle, upward strokes to help increase lymphatic drainage, which will help decrease your swelling.
Unfortunately these painful spasms, which occur most often at night (as if you don’t have enough trouble sleeping with your bulging belly and racing mind!) are very common among pregnant women in the second and third trimesters. It is all about touch when it comes to getting rid of leg cramps and massage is your best defence. It stimulates blood flow to the area of the cramp and the leg in general. In stimulating blood flow, massage also helps prevent varicose veins.
Mama Mio Lucky Legs is a brilliant product to help your legs feel lighter and livelier and can be handed to the tummy’s daddy to rub diligently into your cramped calves.
To eliminate or reduce the frequency of leg cramps be sure to get adequate fluids (at least eight glasses a day). Because fatigue and fluid accumulation in the legs are thought to be possible contributing factors, wearing support hose and alternating between your feet up with physical activity will help reduce the frequency of leg cramps.
These are especially helpful before bed (four to five times daily is ideal). Simply stand in front of a wall with one foot in front of the other and gently bend the front knee while extending the heel of your other leg to the floor. Hold for a slow count of 10 and repeat with the opposite leg. This will help ease tight muscles and get extra fluid that’s accumulated throughout the day get on its way. Then when you hit the hay, elevate your legs on a pile of pillows to get them above heart level.
Water running in the deep end of the pool is a great exercise for pregnant women for so many reasons like buoyancy and no impact on joints. This workout was adapted from famed swim coach Doug Stern.
Any device that keeps your body afloat and in an upright position will work, like a learn-to-swim belt with three adjustable floats. Place the strap under your belly later in pregnancy.
Legs – Start with very straight legs. Point your toes as if you are a ballet dancer and sweep your legs back and forth. Use your upper thigh to create the movement. Make no attempt to bend or lift your knees.
Arms - With your arms gently by your sides, palms of hands facing backward, elbows slightly bent, leading with your elbows, press your arms back in coordination with your legs (left leg-right arm and vice versa). Let your thumb graze your thigh as it swings in each direction. Make sure your arms move directly forward and back.
Shoulders – Press your shoulders back and down slightly. They should be loose and relaxed.
Chest - Press forward and up
Warm up for 5 – 10 minutes and work up to a 30 minute jog a few times a week for both cardio conditioning and full body toning.
Pregnancy can be physically and psychologically stressful. There is no other time in a woman’s life when she more deserves to be pampered than when she is pregnant.
Our advice? Enjoy wonderfully safe, nurturing, muscle-easing, leg-lightening, skin-elasticising pregnancy spa treatments at your favorite spa.
Did you know that Pregnancy Massage…
Reduces back pain, improves mood and promotes better sleep*
Reduces labor and neonatal complications**
Reduces the incidence of postpartum depression***
Reduces anxiety about the birthing process
"Mothering the mother" with prenatal massage facilitates strong, nurturing, maternal behavior and increases mother/infant bonding
What are you waiting for? Time to book…
*Field 1999, **Field 1999, ***Field 2004
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NEW AND IMPROVED! This cooling gel eases weary heavy legs in a flash. Packed with energising oils and refreshing spearmint to revive tired legs and de-puff ‘tight’, swollen feet.