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Pressotherapy during pregnancy: contraindications and benefits

Presoterapia durante el embarazo: contraindicaciones y beneficios

Pregnancy is a crucial stage in a woman's life. New or not, it is a precious moment in the female existence but it has its effects, not always so positive, on the woman's physique. Because although evolutionarily prepared to gestate new life, her body is not made of rubber, and it is not always capable of reversing her state with the same ease and speed. In fact, it is time to demystify the saying “everything goes back to its place” because it is never 100% true. What is clear is that a younger body generally recovers sooner and better.

But the reality is that nine months is a long time, and although they are full of beautiful moments, they also place an increasing burden on both bone and muscle structure. Let's not forget that there is a baby growing day by day and that the amniotic fluid also weighs its own. And as if that were not enough, there is also fluid retention in pregnancy, which can become very pronounced and cause a lot of discomfort from early in the morning. How to take care of yourself then properly and reduce the negative effects? How to successfully combat swollen legs in pregnancy? In the past, when doctors were not so well informed, rest was the number one recommendation. And it is not that it is bad or inadvisable today, but now we have many more resources that improve the well-being of mommies.

And among the best the presotherapy for pregnant women! Something that contributes to the development of a healthier pregnancy and attention, also to a faster postpartum recovery. So if you are pregnant or know a woman who is, keep reading because we tell you everything you need to know about presotherapy and pregnancy. Yes, it is good to do pressotherapy during pregnancy. In fact, it is not only good but very good, because taking care of the lymphatic system in this state is absolutely essential if we want to minimize the ravages of pregnancy in the body.

Pressotherapy in pregnant women: HOW AND WHEN TO APPLY IT!

In the first months of pregnancy there is a great hormonal change and in the last months, an increase in irrigation and blood pressure. This is all normal and is due to the growth of the fetus. It is then common to complain of heavy legs, tingling or pain, swelling in the ankles or the appearance of varicose veins. The lymphatic system, responsible for redirecting body fluids to purify the body, is also affected by the pressure that the growing belly exerts on it. This causes an accumulation of fluid between tissues that we know as edema.

Another of the most common problems is usually some dysfunction in the venous return. That's why doctors recommend keeping your legs elevated for a while every day. In this way the blood circuit is reactivated, which goes from the feet to the heart. So towards the fourth month of pregnancy and always with medical approval, leg massage is more than recommended. Pressotherapy and pregnancy are therefore an ideal combination when it comes to improving circulation and decongesting the legs. Let's move on to the main benefits of pressotherapy in pregnant women!

Benefits of presotherapy in pregnancy

Pressotherapy helps, above all, to prevent the risks derived from fluid retention and, with this, we also help to prevent the formation of cellulite, varicose veins or small venous thrombosis in the last period or during childbirth.

  • Reduce fluid retention and relieve ankle swelling

    In most cases we find women seeking to relieve swollen ankles, the feeling of tired and numb legs due to weight change and circulatory variations.

    In these cases the frequent use of presotherapy boots helps reduce fluid retention and thereby reduce the volume of legs, ankles and feet during pregnancy.

    It is especially advisable during the third trimester of pregnancy, although it can be applied from the second; It is more common for ankle swelling to appear in the last few weeks due to increased blood volume and pressure changes caused by the growing fetus.
  • It is an effective treatment for the prevention of varicose veins

    Thanks to pressotherapy we improve circulation, which is an excellent help for women who suffer circulation disturbances caused by hormonal changes during pregnancy.

    One of the least desired consequences in the postpartum period is the appearance of varicose veins due to small venous ruptures, which can be avoided through the continued use of pressotherapy boots.

    In this article you have more information about the pressotherapy treatment to combat varicose veins.

  • Improve the appearance of the skin

    Pressotherapy has a positive effect on circulation, increasing oxygen levels in the blood, which favors cell regeneration and improves the appearance of our skin.
  • Reduce or prevent the appearance of cellulite

    It improves by stimulating the lymphatic system and producing drainage, this release of localized fat in the buttocks, thighs and thighs improves the elimination of orange peel skin and prevents it from reappearing.

    You have more information in our article that talks about the benefits of presotherapy for cellulite.

  • Prevent possible venous thrombosis in the last period or during childbirth

    During pregnancy, hormones from the placenta cause changes in the blood, making it thicker. This change may seem illogical and we do not understand why our circulation worsens during pregnancy, but it is the way in which the body prepares for childbirth, avoiding bleeding problems.

    Contraindications of pressotherapy in pregnancy

    Regarding pressotherapy in pregnancy and its contraindications, we must make it clear that it is not indicated during the first trimester. It is from the fourth month that it can be applied, but NEVER on the belly or on the pubis. Only in the legs or arms if there is also edema in them caused by the pregnancy. In summary, here are the contraindications:

    • Avoid undergoing this treatment during the first 12 weeks.
    • Do not apply any type of pressure to the trunk, pelvis and belly

    The ideal is to follow a treatment of up to three sessions per week, leaving a break between sessions so as not to saturate the lymphatic system.

    On the other hand, we must not forget the general contraindications of pressotherapy, regardless of whether there is pregnancy or not. We must exercise caution and the use of pressotherapy is not recommended in the following cases:

    • Hypertension.
    • Open lesions on the skin in the area to be compressed during treatment.
    • Coronary or artery problems
    • Thrombosis or thrombophlebitis
    • Infections or febrile processes

    In case only used pneumatic pressotherapy boots there are no risks for the baby or the motherIn fact, it will be a great ally to reduce the symptoms of fatigue, circulation and swelling of the legs, ankles, etc.

    We suggest you read our pressotherapy contraindications guide for more extensive and complete information. However, medical consultation before using pressotherapy is never too much.

    Presotherapy in the postpartum

    Another of the big questions that our team receives refers to the use of pressotherapy after childbirth.

    Undoubtedly the use of Postpartum pressotherapy treatment will help to recover the silhouette, improve the appearance of the skin, avoiding the formation of stretch marks, flaccidity in the arms or legs or the formation of cellulite on the thighs and buttocks.

    As a conclusion, we can say yes It is true that pressotherapy can help improve our circulation during pregnancy and the elimination of liquids among many other benefits that will continue and increase even in the postpartum period.

    Thanks to presotherapy SIZEN and the adaptation of habits, diets and training, you can alleviate the feeling of tiredness during pregnancy and reduce the consequences of changes in circulation and fluid retention after childbirth, improving your physical shape and, ultimately, your health

    Additional Tips:

    • Perform some physical activity throughout the pregnancy to maintain muscle tone and reactivated circulation. Long walks, swimming, yoga, Pilates...
    • Light but nutritious diet and whenever possible, 100% homemade.
    • Drink at least 2 liters of water a day.
    • Dress in loose clothing, without pressure.
    • Apply cold showers on the legs, in a circular and upward direction.
    • During the shower, perform massages with a horsehair glove all over your body, with a moderate intensity. It serves as an exfoliant and lymphatic stimulant.
    • Keep your legs up for 10-15 minutes every day.
    • To avoid varicose veins during pregnancy, it is also good to reduce the time you spend standing. Alternate with periods of rest.
    • Sleep well, a minimum of 8 hours.

    Let's also remember that during pregnancy, prolactin is produced, a hormone that prepares the breast for lactation. This, added to the weight gain and the compression of the blood vessels due to the growth of the baby, is one of the main reasons why cellulite appears in pregnancy. The only way to prevent or minimize orange peel skin during pregnancy is to take good care of yourself. And this is the basic formula you need:


    We end this article on pregnancy and pressotherapy, also remembering that after childbirth, the body will need time to fully recover. So knowing that you can treat swollen legs during pregnancy with pressotherapy, this therapy applied as a postpartum treatment could continue to be the best solution when it comes to recovering your figure as soon as possible. And although you can always go to a beauty center for this, what do you think about enjoying the advantages and benefits of pressotherapy at home? What if you use pressotherapy during pregnancy and also after it?

    SIZENfor you who are a woman and a mother

    SIZEN It is pressotherapy for pregnant women but also for any woman who wants to continue taking care of herself, especially after childbirth. Because if pressotherapy while pregnant is good, pressotherapy after pregnancy can be as good or better. Unfortunately, many women abandon themselves after childbirth, with little time for themselves, between work, taking care of the house or the children... and that ends up taking its toll on their bodies.

    Has it happened to you, is it happening to you or are you afraid it will happen to you? What we can tell you is that as little as you can, you must make room for yourself in your schedule. If you liked to look pretty and show off before you were a mom, now you deserve no less pampering. Do you still doubt? Go ahead and read the opinions on pressotherapy and pregnancy that abound on the Internet and you will see that they are very positive. In addition, take note of all the advantages that you have when having a pressotherapy equipment SIZEN In your home:

    • So easy to use, you could almost do it with your eyes closed.
    • Light, compact, transportable and nothing bulky.
    • With 4 programs and 6 differentiated air chambers.
    • With many complementary garments.
    • Sessions of up to 90 min (30-45 min are enough, but if you want to extend your session, don't worry, even if you are pregnant, because the pressure is calculated so that it does not pose any risk)

    And what can we tell you about the price of presotherapy for pregnancy? Well, simply, that domestic pressotherapy is today an infinitely cheaper option than going to a center several times a month. And taking into account that after the first trimester of pregnancy, you still have many months and many days ahead of you, a pressotherapy unit to use at home can undoubtedly be the best thing you could buy for the benefit of your health and well-being.

    And also, you can continue using it during postpartum recovery and also for the rest of your life, whether for aesthetic, therapeutic or sports purposes. Take advantage of the financing facilities offered SIZEN and take home the lymphatic massage machine and pressotherapy boots that you deserve. The baby is already expecting many gifts, but what about you? Happy pregnancy and recovery. with the prisoner of SIZEN that and more is guaranteed.

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