As parents it’s fair to say we’re on our feet a LOT. Whether it’s running after an errant toddler in a wide open space, pounding the aisles of the supermarket in record-breaking time to grab dinner supplies, or scaling the lofty heights of the local playground to rescue your child, there’s not a whole lotta sitting down to be done as a mum. It’s time those tired tootsies got some time off! Put your best foot forward (or indeed both feet) and head to one of these amazing reflexology spots around Singapore. Enjoy!
We’ve tried and tested this place on an almost weekly basis all in the name of solid research… It’s just around the corner from HoneyKids HQ! The staff don’t speak much English, but the universal language of top notch massage is all you need for a heavenly hour of reflexology. Staff generally use a firm technique, so if you’re a newb to the world of leg rubbing, just ask them to ease up until they hit the perfect pressure for you.
Ancient Therapy, 184 Telok Ayer St, Singapore 068631, p. 6223 3873
For just the right measure of strong vs gentle, the Chen Kang reflexologists really hit the spot. The NEX outlet and Simei outlets are big favourites among the HoneyKids mums. It’s also happy to massage pregnant ladies using fair amounts of pressure according to gestation. As with anything pregnancy related, do speak to your doctor before making an appointment to get the green light for reflexology.
Chen Kang, various locations; www.chenkangwellness.com
My Happy Feet
The Holland Village location is a big plus for a date night with a difference at Mr Happy Feet. There’s a bar right underneath so extend your ‘me time’ with a lovely glass of something cold once you’re done being rubbed. This one scores big for relaxing and therapeutic ambience.
My Happy Feet, 21A Lor Mambong, Holland Village, Singapore 277680, p. 6462 0525; www.myhappyfeet.com.sg
My Foot trains and employs disabled and elderly individuals as part of its dedication to giving everyone a chance for employment. Therapists are skilled and professional, and this place scores highly in our books for its social enterprise goals. There are two outlets around the CBD area, so it’s the perfect place to chill after work before heading home to the kiddos.
My Foot, 1 Kim Seng Promenade #02-01 Great World City Singapore 237994, p. 6738 6235 and 220 Orchard Road, #01-09 Midpoint Orchard Singapore 238852, p. 6235 1103; www.myfoot.com.sg
Small, affordable and friendly Heart Springs hits the massage spot every time, and nimble fingers of trained therapists have an uncanny knack of knowing just how much pressure to apply every single time. Prepare to snore… We’ve only tried the Tampines outlet personally, but there are another four spas for us to tick off our list and try too.
Heart Springs, various locations; www.heartspringsspa.com.sg
Mei Yaa Foot Massage
If you like a firm massage then Mei Yaa is the place for you. These guys are STRONG! One thing’s for sure: you’ll definitely leave the chair feeling rejuvenated. Plump for a quick back and shoulder massage add-on to banish those ‘mum knots’!
Mei Yaa Foot Massage, 50 East Coast Road, Singapore 428769, p. 6346 0978
If you’ve got time for a little extra decadence, pop over to Nimble/Knead and treat yourself to a jacuzzi bath, relaxing foot soak and then an aroma foot reflexology massage. Customer service is as excellent as the treatments are in this lovely spot. Hot tip: in honour of National Day, there’s currently a special offer of just $53 for an hour-long Balinese massage. You’re welcome.
Nimble/Knead, 66 Eng Watt Street, Singapore 160066, p. 6438 3933; www.nimbleknead.com
Now this is a massage service to put on speed dial. Sole House operates seven days a week, until 2am (so you can book a slot when the kids are in bed)! It offers the works – full body massage, back, neck and shoulder, plus foot reflexology and a certified therapist will arrive on your doorstep to take care of your weary legs. Relaxation without leaving home: woohoo! Specially-trained therapists also offer prenatal massage for mums-to-be.
Sole House, p. 6221 7002 www.solehouse.com.sg
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