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 inner peace and ignore an inner ache for an hour or two… prenatal or postnatal 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, you’re battling morning sickness, and then there are your nipples – eek! We’ve all been there and got the maternity-sized tee-shirt. But one of the things that were an absolute godsend? Prenatal massages help us through the aching back, bloated ankles and tension headaches. We’re talking amazing spas and masseurs that rubbed, squeezed and kneaded us safely through some of those long pregnancy moments… And yep, you can find them right here in Singapore.
The best prenatal and postnatal massages and spa treatments for mums-to-be in Singapore
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.”
Babies-Bellies, #04-39 to 44, Square 2, 10 Sinaran Drive, Singapore 307506 and #01-39, KAP Residences, 9 King Albert Park, Singapore 598333
Are you looking for a trusted masseuse to see you through your gestational weeks and after? Theresa, an award-winning medical spa, specialises in pre & post-natal massages. That makes things a lot more convenient for us tired mums! You will also be happy to know that this one-stop shop comes with over 30 years of experience. A big relief for new mums and mums-to-be, as you know you are in safe hands. Its signature prenatal massage offers slow & soft strokes to ease discomforts while keeping the baby safe & healthy. The post-natal massage offers full recuperation to bring hormones back to pre-pregnancy levels. Note – prenatal massages are recommended between week 16 to week 36 of the gestational period.
Theresa, various locations
3. 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?!”
Elements Wellness Group, various locations
4. 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. Post-natal mums are not forgotten, either. If you’re having breastfeeding issues, do pop a lactation massage onto your radar. Baby massage and even baby care workshops are also available. Don’t forget to book an appointment beforehand!
Beauty Mums & Babies, #14-11/12, Paragon Shopping Mall, 290 Orchard Road, Singapore 238859 and #12-00, RB Capital Building, 22 Malacca Street, Singapore 048980
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!
Nimble/Knead, 66 Eng Watt St, #01-28, Singapore 160066
6. Mummy’s Massage
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 the Jamu Massage: a post-delivery massage that helps with lactation, firms up stomach muscles and reduces water retention. Looking to beat those postnatal confinement blues and boredom? Mummy’s Massage stocks colourful Batik Bengkung BellyBinds to help your belly slim down and to also brighten up your days.
Mummy’s Massage, #B1-60, City Gate Mall, 371 Beach Road, Singapore 199597
7. Estheva Spa
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.
Estheva Spa, #16-04, Palais Renaissance, 390 Orchard Road, Singapore 238871
8. So Spa
The prenatal 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. The treatment is also personalised as per your stage of pregnancy and uses the most gentle formulas to nourish the skin. Expect to leave the massage table with a glow! There’s also a postnatal massage option, so you can return and relax once bub has arrived. Get booking!
So Spa, 2 Bukit Manis Road, Sentosa, Singapore 09989
Renowned around the island for its heavenly foot reflexology therapists and deeply comfy reclining chairs, Natureland also has body therapy and massage services that include a special prenatal option. Let specially trained massage therapists soothe away those aches and pains. Sciatica? Swelling? Not sleeping? Have all these issues addressed and more in these 60 or 75-minute sessions.
Natureland, various locations
10. 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 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. This package is no longer available, but be sure to check out the new lineup of massages for mammas. The prenatal massage promises to tailor the massage to focus on areas that are aching and alleviate muscle tension!
Auriga Spa, 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098297
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11. Mummycare Therapy
Nothing beats a massage sesh, especially for mums part of the preggers-party (pre & postnatal). But the commute to and from a spa can be annoying for every session when your body is screaming with aches and pains. Mummycare therapy lets you enjoy getting pampered from the comfort of your own home. Plus, it has some tempting massage treatments on offer – from Prenatal Swedish massage that relieve discomforts to lactation massages beneficial for breastfeeding mums.
12. Post Natal Massage
The aches and pains during the pregnancy journey do not halt once your baby pops out. Your body goes into combat mode from the turmoil trying to get back to its pre-pregnancy state. And from experience, we say, it’s not pleasant! Bid your postnatal woes goodbye with Post Natal Massage’s award-winning treatments. Moreover, you can enjoy them in your very own nest without having to step out. Since Asian cultures in Singapore take postpartum confinement very seriously, it only makes sense to have your masseuse come knocking at your door. Plus, Post Natal Massage has some pretty exotic massages that will pamper you silly, like Javanese massage to help in slimming and weight loss post-delivery. Need we say more?
13. Aleyda Mobile Spa
Aleyda gives you all the massage goodness you need but with a modern approach. What makes its treatment different from the rest? Aleyda uses techniques agreeable with modern science, like scar tissue massage (c-sections), narrowing the abdominal gap to reduce belly bulge, relieving aches from pelvic misalignments and more. Plus, the experience is amped up a notch with aromatherapy. Great to relax those new mum nerves and put a pause on your rigorous routine. So if you are scouting for traditional Javanese or herbal massage therapies, you’re knocking on the wrong door.
Enough of the aches and pains! What the mum club needs is convenience and pampering sans travel. Theraply offers a home-based massage service at your beck and call. Plus, it promises a stress-free online booking experience to make things simple for our mums-to-be or new mums. Who wants ‘complicated’ anyway, with all else to deal with? If you are looking to personalise your massage experience, you get to do that too.
15. The Outcall Spa
Go for the Outcall Spa’s prenatal massage for instant relief! Mummies-to-be, ease your tension and tired muscles as the massage therapists apply special techniques to calm and relax you from head to toe. Choose from different pre-natal massages, from the basic or #Mom2B package, and the best bit is, you can enjoy the massage in the comfort of your home, because they bring the spa to your door! You’ll get a full spa setup including soothing music, a professional massage bed and a premium safe-for-baby massage oil. Bliss! Note, the massages are suitable for mums between 20-36 weeks of gestation.
As with all massages and spa treatments, make sure to call and book in advance. So go on, mum-to-be, you deserve to be pampered!