Hey Mama or Mama-to-be! You’ve been looking after that little growing bean inside you so well, it’s time you put your feet up and had some well-deserved pampering.
We know what it’s like as the trimesters creep by, achy back, sore hips and pelvis, water retention… need we go on? So here, we bring you the best prenatal massage spots in Singapore for some much-needed muscle squeezing and back rubbing at places specifically catering for beautiful bumps. And if leaving the house sounds like too much effort (we hear ya!) we have lined up some spots that bring the massage to you!
Elements Wellness Group
Elements Wellness Group, founded by Singapore’s National & Olympic Swimmer, Leslie Kwok boasts four award-winning spa concepts all with different ambiances from urban escape at Elements to lush greenery at Spa Symphony. The therapists at Elements Wellness use cushions and towels to put you in a safe, comfy position on your side, ready for massage. They even have beds with adjustable temperatures mama! Depending on where you are in your pregnancy (recommended from four months onwards), they offer two types of prenatal massage: a pressure point or Swedish massage – great for getting rid of tension, easing muscle pain and helping with circulation.
There’s a First Trial Promotion for Sassy Mama readers: for just $69, you’ll enjoy a blissful 60-min prenatal massage (U.P. $181.90). Visit this link to sign up.
Elements Centrepoint, #02-28 The Centrepoint, 176 Orchard Road, Singapore 238843, Tel: (+65): 67378488
Elements ION, #B1-30 ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn Singapore 238801, Tel: (+65): 67383788
Spa Symphony, #B2-50 [email protected], 313 Orchard Road, Singapore 238895, Tel: (+65): 66368878
Spa Infinity, #02-486 Suntec City Mall Tower 2, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983, Tel: (+65): 67380069
Babies Laughter offers the bliss of prenatal massage in the comfort of your own home – what’s not to love about that? There’s no need to factor in travel time (or costs!), fuss about being late or finding the address of a new destination here. The massage therapists at Babies Laughter specialise in providing prenatal at home massage services for mamas in their 20th to 36th weeks, using especially blended oils which contain Vitamins E & A for soft supple skin, whilst protecting against free radicals. Having a massage come to you takes pampering to the next level – and it also means that you can fall asleep for however long you want afterwards in the comfort of your own bed.
Tip: Make friends with these guys as you might be seeing a lot of them. Babies Laughter also provides parent-baby massage classes (with cold-pressed organic oil no less!) – great for bonding with your bubba from newborn up to 12 months.
Price: $158 / 60 minutes
Promotion for Sassy Mamas: Prenatal therapy @ $99 for a 60-minute prenatal massage (U.P $158). Use promo code “SMSPNT10”. Visit the website for redemption.
The award winning La Source Spas is where your journey into holistic living begins. They offer a one-stop-shop to wellbeing, with a variety of premium face, body and hair services in a relaxing private sanctuary conveniently located in the downtown district so it’s perfect for busy mamas looking for a quick fix (though if you have more time, you’ll want to stay and chill). From age defying facials to relaxing, deep tissue massages. La Prenatal is a special treat just for expecting mothers. This massage incorporates slow strokes to help you ease the swelling of your hands and feet, prevent water retention, and relieve muscle tension and pain.
Price: $138 / 60 minutes
La Source Spa, 15 Scotts Road, Thong Teck Building #01-03/04, Singapore 228218, Tel: (+ 65) 6732 1318, www.lasourcespa.com.sg
Looking for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) care, mama? Madam Partum provides complete TCM care for mamas from pre to postpartum recovery, including confinement herbal treatments. With almost 50 years of expertise, Madam Partum is part of Chien Chi Tow, a TCM Healthcare Provider originally founded as a Martial Arts Institute in 1969. Try the 60-minute Pre-Partum Massage ($83.45 in their outlet, $153 at home) to experience their therapists’ masterful techniques that help to dissolve tension, reduce cramps and swelling, and boost immunity levels for healthier and happier mamas to be! Once the bub arrives, you can indulge in their 60-minute Post-Partum Massage ($96.30 in their outlet, $165.85 at home) to replenish the Qi (energy) and blood in the body. The therapeutic Qi-boosting massage stimulates acupressure points, clearing blockage and correcting Yin and Yang imbalance. Their Tuina techniques can also improve blood circulation, bring hormones back to pre-pregnancy levels, remove lochia, help the uterus contract and ensure healthy blood supply to the breast area to effectively resolve engorgement and other lactation-related issues leading to healthy milk flow.
Auriga Spa @ Capella
Treat yourself to a 60-minute “Babymoon Massage” during an overnight staycation at Capella at Auriga Spa and it just might be the highlight of your stay at Capella (and well worth the trip out to Sentosa!). With a customisable massage bed and special body pillow, you will comfortably lay on your side while the therapist massages your back, legs, arms, feet and scalp with 100% natural and organic products from The Organic Pharmacy. We dare you not to fall asleep in blissful relaxation after this treat. Mamas in need of some more pampering should consider splashing out for the full “Baby Moon Experience”, which at $350++ includes a 60-minute Organic Rose Facial, a 30-minute Hair & Scalp Treatment and Afternoon Tea at Chef’s Table in addition to the heavenly massage!
Price: $211.86/ 60 minutes
Auriga Spa at Capella, 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098297, Tel: (+65) 6377 8888, www.capellahotels.com
Como Shambhala Urban Escape
Sure, you may not be escaping to a lush spa resort as you would at other Como Shambala retreats, but the prenatal massage at Como Shambala Urban Escape is truly a luxurious, pampering treat. Designed with the safety of mother and child in mind, the masseuse, places you in a specially-moulded prenatal cushion so you don’t have to mess with bolsters and pillows. This cushion supports your pregnant tummy and it’s so comfortable you’d want to bring it — and the masseuse home. A session of gentle massage promises to help blood circulation, release blocked nerves and increase blood flow. Combine this with sessions of prenatal yoga sessions at Como and you’ll be one blissful mama bird.
Price: $150/ 60 minutes
COMO Shambhala Urban Escape, 402 Orchard Road, #06-01/02 Delfi Orchard, Singapore 238876, Tel: (+65) 6304 3552, www.comoshambhala.com/singapore
Remède Spa @ St. Regis
One of the best features of this spa is its convenient location right at the top of Orchard Road; you can hop off the bus and two minutes later be ensconced in a luxurious cocoon that feels miles away from the hustle and bustle a few floors below. Remède offers 60 and 90-minute prenatal massages, along with a customised facial option. And while you’re there, you might as well plump for an award-winning, world-renowned pedicure treatment at Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio by Bastien Gonzalez, mama. One more perk: you can conveniently book treatments online!
Price: $160/ 60 minutes
Remède Spa at The St. Regis Singapore, 29 Tanglin Road, 247911, Tel: (+65) 65066896, www.remedespasingapore.com/massage
W Singapore Away Spa
If time or circumstances don’t permit a babymoon, a staycation and a Mom Fabulous spa package at W Singapore is just what you need. Check in to Away Spa for a prenatal massage, facial and a manicure or pedicure. That ache in your calf is definitely going to be a thing of the past as expert hands carefully knead away at your pregnancy pains, improving blood circulation. You might even fall asleep as your sore spots are eased, and the cherries on the cake are the facial and mani or pedi right after the massage, making you feel like a whole new person. Warning – you may be a little frustrated you can’t use the rest of the spa facilities like the sauna but a mocktail by the pool will lift your spirits right back up!
Price:$340++ for 180 min
W Singapore’s AWAY Spa, Sentosa Cove, 21 Ocean Way, Singapore, 098374, Singapore Tel: (+65) 6808 7288, www.awayspasingapore.com
Beauty Mums & Babies
Beauty Mums & Babies offers prenatal to postnatal massage, as well as couples yoga too. Special massage beds are designed with pregnant women in mind ensuring maximum comfort or try out their at home massage services for uber relaxation!
Price: $150/ 60 minutes
Beauty Mums & Babies, 290 Orchard Road, #14-11/12 Paragon Shopping Mall, Singapore 238859, Tel: (+65) 6235 0688, www.beautymumsbabies.com
Babies-Bellies offers Jamu postnatal massage and wrap treatments in the comfort of your home, but before the big D day, try out their affordable prenatal massages (recommended after 5 months).
Price: $60/ 60 minutes
Babies-Bellies, 10 Sinaran Drive, #02-10 Square 2, Singapore 307506, Tel: (+65) 6356 6623, www.babiesbellies.sg
Estheva Spa is nestled in a 5-star luxury hotel in the bustling Marina Bay area at Marina Mandarin Singapore and has awards aplenty. They offer a pre- and post-natal massage, but we have our eye on the signature chocolate massage… mmmm.
Price: $185/90 minutes
Estheva Spa, 6 Raffles Boulevard, #05-00, Marina Mandarin Hotel, Singapore 039594, Tel: (+65) 62666833, www.estheva.com
So Spa at Sofitel Resort
The prenatal massage at So Spa called Mother-to-be Cocoon massage, promises to tone your body through gentle and comforting strokes aimed at helping blood circulation and relaxing muscles.
Price: Mother-to-be Cocoon massage is $180/ 60 minutes
So Spa, 2 Bukit Manis Road, Sentosa, Singapore 099891, Tel: (+65) 6275 0331, www.sofitel-singapore-sentosa.com
Nimble/Knead in Tiong Barhu is a pretty hip set up with their raw and industrial aesthetic spa. Sleep like a baby with their tension relieving Rock-a-Bye Mummy massage.
Price: Rock-a-Bye Mummy massage is $84/ 60 minutes
Nimble/Knead, 01-28 66 Eng Watt St, Singapore 160066, Tel: (+65) 6438 3933, www.nimbleknead.com
The one-mama business Mummy’s Massage offers at home prenatal massage that combines Traditional Chinese Medicine if desired. Sharon also does postnatal massage, wraps, lactation breast massage and lymphatic drainage postpartum too as well as a host of baby services including haircuts!
Price: $80/ 60 minutes
Spa @ Loewen Gardens
The Spa @ Loewen Gardens does a Mother-to-be retreat giving you 80 minutes of pure relaxation – a back and leg massage, followed by a toning stretch mark reducing mask, a Decleor facial, and foot treatment.
Price: $160/ 80 minutes
Spa @ Loewen Gardens, 75E Loewen Road, Singapore 248845, Tel: (+65) 6471 1922, www.loewenspa.com.sg
Spa Esprit offers a b.c. (before child) massage, using gentle yet firm pressure to get rid of tension and knots. Spa Esprit uses a lovely organic Linden and Calendula oil which is great for toning and stretch marks.
Price: $128.40/ 60 minutes
Spa Esprit at Beauty Emporium, 8D Dempsey Road, Singapore 249672, Tel: (+65) 6479 0070
Spa Esprit Downtown, 290 Orchard Road, #05-10 Paragon, Singapore 238859, Tel: (+65) 6836 0500, www.spa-esprit.com
Lush Spa at Singapore Polo Club
Despite being located in the Singapore Polo Club, Lush Spa is open to the public. The blissful prenatal massage offered here is performed using an obstetrically-tested Decleor Anti-Stretchmark balm mainly working on the upper back and shoulders through long soothing strokes.
Price: $140/ 60 minutes
Lush Spa at Singapore Polo Club, 80 Mount Pleasant Road, Singapore 298334, Tel: (+65) 6254 9091, www.lushspa.com.sg
Afond Spa has been going for over 16 years and has a few awards under its belt. They offer a pre and postnatal massage and often have promotions on their website (the prenatal massage is currently half price).
Price: $224.70/ 90 minutes
Afond Spa, 263 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058812, Tel: (+65) 6836 0676, www.afondspa.com
A&A Wellness Spa
A&A Wellness Spa is another spot offering pregnancy massage for mamas-to-be to reduce stress, decrease swelling, relieve aches and pains, and reduce anxiety and depression.
Price: $98/ 60 minutes
A and A Wellness Spa, 233B Victoria Street, Singapore 188026, Tel: (+65) 6336 6126, www.anawellnessspa.com/massage