Pregnancy is not always the most glamorous, and certainly not the most comfy, time of a woman’s life. Luckily, there is a way to restore an inner peace and ignore an inner ache for an hour or two… prenatal massages!
While it can have its perks, by and large being pregnant is a tough gig – which is why you deserve the best prenatal massage and spa treatments in Singapore. You can no longer see your toes, morning sickness, and your nipples – eek! We’ve all been there and got the maternity-sized tee-shirt. One of the things that were a godsend? Prenatal massages that helped us through the aching back, bloated ankles and tension headaches. These are the amazing spas and masseurs that rubbed, squeezed and kneaded us safely through some of those long pregnancy moments…
The best prenatal massages and spa treatments for mums-to-be
Babies-Bellies offers both pre and post-natal massages as well as wrap treatments from the sanctuary of your own home (or at one of its cosy spas). Massages for pregnant mummies are recommended once you pass the five-month mark of ‘incubation’. Mum-of-one Santi shared: “I used Babies Bellies and after just one session I happily signed up for both prenatal and postnatal packages! The masseuse was perfect: she was very gentle and experienced and every session had me blissed out. This is one of the best prenatal massages in Singapore.”
Where: 10 Sinaran Drive, #02-10 Square 2, Singapore 307506 or 9 King Albert Park #01-55, KAP Residences, Singapore 598333
Elements Wellness Group
This award-winning spa offers a heavenly prenatal massage, as well as heaps of other wonderful spa treatments once the bun is out of the oven. Also: adjustable beds should be totally standard when pregnant! “Taking a break from feeling like I had been run over by a truck, I put myself in the safe hands of the Elements Wellness Group for a prenatal massage,” said mum-of three Tracy. “Suddenly being preggers with number three didn’t feel quite so arduous! And can we just take a moment to appreciate the genius beds it uses with adjustable temperatures…”
Where: Various locations
Auriga Spa @ Capella
Our former HKA staffer and mum-of-two, Lindene, took her very pregnant self off for a babymoon staycay at Capella, and upped the relaxing ante with a visit to the Auriga Spa. Lindene, all in the name of research, tried the “ Mum Babymoon Package”, which included a blissful massage using products from The Organic Pharmacy, a 60-minute Organic Rose Facial, a 30-minute Hair & Scalp Treatment and Afternoon Tea at Chef’s Table. Psst… Capella has now included dads-to-be into their babymoon package – so Dad, you can get a massage and facial too!
Where: 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098297
Beauty Mums & Babies
Beauty Mums & Babies, one of the providers of the best prenatal massages in Singapore, helps massage away pregnancy tensions on special beds designed with mums and bumps in mind. Water-soluble oils are used for pregnant mothers, and post-natal mums are not forgotten either. If you’re having breastfeeding issues, do pop a lactation massage onto your radar. Baby massage, baby hydrotherapy sessions and even baby care workshops are also available. Don’t forget to book an appointment beforehand!
Where: 290 Orchard Road, #14-11/12 Paragon Shopping Mall, Singapore 238859
We definitely think you ‘knead’ this spa on your prenatal ‘to do’ list! Try the ‘Rock-a-Bye Mummy Massage’, which has been designed by the folks at Nimble/Knead to alleviate aches and strains caused by extra weight on your back and legs, and will also ease tension in your shoulders, neck and head. Expect to sleep like a baby post-massage!
Where: 01-28 66 Eng Watt St, Singapore 160066
As the name suggests, Mummy’s Massage knows a thing or two about a safe and wonderful mummy’s massage! Prenatal massages are geared to help release tension, including leg cramps and back pain (two of pregnancy’s biggest delights). They also aim to reduce feet swelling and even assist in lessening mild prenatal depression and anxiety. You’ll also find Jamu Massage: a post delivery massage that helps with lactation, firms up stomach muscles and reduces water retention.
Where: 80 Changi Road, Centropod, #02- 63, Singapore 419715
The ‘Sweet Expectations’ prenatal massage package at Estheva Spa includes a body scrub to leave skin aglow, and a soothing prenatal massage using sweet almond oil. Experts will rub away those aching pregnancy muscles in no time at all.
Where: 6 Raffles Boulevard #05-00, Marina Mandarin Hotel, Singapore 039594
The ‘Mummy-to-be Cocoon Massage’ at So Spa delivers gentle comforting techniques aimed at improving blood circulation and, of course, sending pregnant mamas into a state of blissful relaxation. Expect to leave the massage table with a glow!
Where: 2 Bukit Manis Road Sentosa, Singapore 09989
As with all massages and spa treatments, make sure to call in and book in advance. So go on, mum-to-be, you deserve to be pampered!