Pregnancy aromatherapy is an ancient treatment and therapy that uses the essential oils from plants to promote wellbeing, relaxation and stress relief through pregnancy. The oils can be used in a number of ways, from diffusion, through massage oils or dropped into the bath for a relaxing experience.
Pregma has countless success stories of Aromatherapy, including easing morning sickness, reducing insomnia and reduction in anxiety. At Pregma our aromatherapists are highly qualified and experienced in working with pregnant ladies. They will work with you to identify the issues you would like to treat, matching your symptoms to the correct oils and the appropriate placement of massages.
At Pregma, we believe in achieving the best possible pregnancy and birth for you possible. We have a fantastic team of aromatherapists who are ready to help and expertly guide you through your pregnancy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Aromatherapy is always safe when done by an experienced and certified specialist. When you are postpartum, there are a number of fantastic essential oils that can help your recovery including:
- Witch Hazel with antibacterial, anti inflammatory, oil-balancing natural moisturiser.
- Aloe Vera with naturally hydrating, healing and repairing quality.
- Frankincense helps to heal any tears, broken skin and irritation which prevents scarring
- Clary Sage is an antifungal that helps to re-tone the area, and also relieves pain and cramping
- Lavender oil is calming, reducing swelling and inflammation of the skin
- Geranium oil helps to heal broken capillaries and conditions the skin
Aromatherapy is a complementary therapy that is advised to work alongside clinical medical advice. It is a well known treatment for anxiety and has been recognised by the NHS as effectively reducing stress levels for pregnant women.
There are a number of ways to use aromatherapy during pregnancy. The most popular is through massage therapy in which you will need to dilute the oils using a base oil. Mix one or two drops of essential oil with a teaspoon of base oil. For your base oil, you can use a vegetable oil, such as grapeseed, or nut oil, such as coconut or sweet almond. We would recommend always doing massage therapy with a registered aromatherapist who is specialised in pregnant women.
The second way to use essential oils is through diffusion. Mix four drops of essential oil with a teaspoon of base oil to your diffuser or vaporizer and enjoy breathing in the relaxing scent, helping to calm any worries or fears you may have.