Prenatal massage in Singapore that comes up trumps when you’re in full-on baby-making mode.
Is pregnancy leaving you frazzled? Throbbing feet? Feel like a bloated elephant, with the cankles to match? When it comes to ironing out pregnancy aches and pains, you simply can’t beat an indulgent prenatal massage. However, during a time when safety and comfort are more crucial than ever, it’s critical that you choose your salon wisely and root out qualified therapists who are highly experienced in prenatal rub downs.
From shoestring to complete blowout, we’ve rounded up Singapore’s best prenatal massage joints.
Fluffy towels at the ready mama; it’s time to get seriously pampered.
The Best Prenatal Massage in Singapore
Babies Bellies prenatal massage services focus on helping mama to connect with her unborn baby while also offering some much-needed relief from many unwanted pregnancy symptoms such as swollen ankles, joint pain and insomnia. If jumping on a packed MRT minutes after a relaxing massage isn’t your thing, you can book one of their qualified massage therapists to care for you in the privacy of your own home. Just lay back and relax, mama.
Best for: Traditional Javanese massage in the comfort of your own home.
What’s the cost? $60 for 60 minutes. Home visits incur an additional transport cost of between $10 and $10 dollars.
Happy to help: Women who are 20 weeks pregnant and beyond. They have no upper limit on the massage service but you are advised to exercise caution.
Learn more: Babies Bellies Prenatal Massage
Beauty. Mums & Babies.
Beauty. Mums & Babies delivers a gentle and calming massage in a serene environment. They have earned a few brownie points in their time for their fantastic stretchmark-reducing Dalton de la Mer’s Das massage oil, which is rumoured to knock spots off cocoa butter. However, what really makes this place stand out is that all BMB’s (can’t resist an acronym) massage therapists are Workforce Development Agency certified in prenatal massage, meaning you and your growing bub are in safe hands.
Best for: Certified massages delivered by fully trained therapists who are fully knowledgeable on the health and well-being of mums and babies.
What’s the cost? $190 for a 90-minute massage. Beauty. Mums & Babies often run promotions, with massages available from $65.
Happy to help: Women who are between 20 and 36 weeks pregnant. Will provide massage services in the 37th week if mama has a letter from OB.
Learn more: Beauty. Mums & Babies Prenatal Massage.
So Spa Sentosa, formally Spa Botanica, is a real treat that promises to overhaul even the most cranky pregnant mama. Their 60-minute Mommy-to-be Cocoon Massage aims to improve blood circulation, relax the muscles and soothe tired legs. What’s great about So SPA that once you’re done being pampered, you can use the SPA’s resort-style secret garden to relax and unwind. With a mud pool, tea villa, beautiful waterfall and floatation pool, you’ll feel like a new person after an afternoon in this idyllic spot.
Best for: A complete restorative experience that leaves you in seventh heaven.
What’s the cost? $180 for a 60-minute massage.
Happy to help: Women who are beyond the first trimester. So SPA do not advise prenatal massage beyond the eight month of pregnancy.
Learn more: So SPA Prenatal Massage
Qi Mantra’s prenatal massage is snapily entitled the “mamassage” and consists of long strokes that aim to relieve swollen joints and ease tense shoulders. The massage ends with a relaxing head massage that will release tension, boost blood flow and put paid to any negative energy. One of the biggest appeals of Qi Mantra is their convenient in-and-out service. With salons at Wheelock Place, Great World City, Raffles City and Holland Village, tired preggo mamas who are in need of a little TLC can often drop in on a whim and leave in a blissful state of complete relaxation.
Best for: A drop-in boosting massage experience with a soft Eastern touch.
What’s the cost? $106 for a 60-minute massage.
Happy to help: Women who are at least 3.5 months into pregnancy and not more than 6 weeks before the due date for delivery.
Learn more: Qi Mantra Prenatal Massage
When it comes to prenatal rubdowns, aFOND have got it nailed. With over ten years’ experience of massaging mamas to be, the aFond pros know exactly how to relieve tension, anxiety, swollen joints, and pains while promoting blood flow to growing bub. If the thought of having a pre-natal massage rings alarm bells, you can be rest assured that aFond’s therapists will steer clear of the tummy area and focus on the safe spots that are in need of serious attention during pregnancy.
Best for: A safe and comforting massage that avoids the fragile tummy area.
What’s the cost? Usual price: $224.70 (single), $449.40 (2 to go). Promotional price: $115.56 (single); $233.26 (2 to go). Promotions valid for first-time customers only until March 2016.
Happy to help: aFond spa perform pregnancy massage anytime from 14 weeks through to due date.
Learn more: aFOND Prenatal Massage
Como Shambhala Urban Escape
Como Shambhala offers a full-on pampering experience that is designed with the safety of mother and child in mind. Their pre-natal massage promises to open up blood circulation, release blocked nerves and increase blood flow. Propped up on a specially moulded pre-natal cushion that supports her pregnant tummy, mama is assured total comfort and relaxation.
Best for: Indulging in an outrageously comfortable massage experience in a beautiful serene environment.
What’s the cost? Single session $140 for 60 mins; $200 for 90 minutes. Packages are available for multiple sessions.
Happy to help: All stages of pregnancy beyond the first trimester.
Learn more: Como Shambhala Prenatal Massage
Knead @ Holland Village
If you’re looking for a practical massage that relieves some unwanted pregnancy symptoms at a reasonable price, then check out Knead @ Holland Village. Their bare bones prenatal massage covers all the basics and will leave you feeling rejuvenated. Best of all, Knead offer an early-bird discount, so if you drop in before 13:00 (Monday to Friday) you can enjoy a relaxing pre-natal massage at a discount.
Best for: A no-frills massage that ticks all the boxes.
What’s the cost? Early bird prices: 30 minutes for $55; 45 minutes for $80; 60 minutes for $105; 75 minutes for $122; 90 minutes for $142; 120 minutes for $170. Regular Prices: (After 1pm Monday-Friday, whole day Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays)
30 minutes for $60; 45 minutes for $85; 60 minutes for $110; 75 minutes for $130; 90 minutes for $150; 120 minutes for $180.
Happy to help: Contact for details.
Learn more: Knead Prenatal Massage
Lush Spa at Singapore Polo Club
You don’t need to be a member of Singapore Polo Club to take advantage of the fantastic facilities on offer at Lush Spa. This hidden gem offers a little oasis of calm in the hustle and bustle of Singapore that is perfect for a preggo mama in much need of some R&R. Lush’s prenatal massage incorporates OB tested and approved Decleor Anti-Stretchmark balm, perfect for mamas with a stretchmark obsession.
If you want to go one step further, why not organise one of Lush Spa’s special Sparty events for your baby shower, where you can pamper your friends with top-notch spa treatments amid the cocktails, tea and canapés.
Best for: Serious stretch-mark busting tender loving care.
What’s the cost? $140 for 60 minutes; $180 for 90 minutes.
Happy to help: Second trimester onwards.
Learn more: Lush Prenatal Massage
ESTHEVA Spa Pre-Natal Care Package
If your looking for a full on pre-natal experience in a luxurious spa environment, you won’t be disappointed with ESTEVA Spa’s Prenatal Care Package, which consists of a SaltGlow Body Polish followed by Nourishing Massage Therapy with the spa’s signature sweet almond oil. A relaxing afternoon in this place mama and you’ll soon understand why it has a string of accolades to its name, including Singapore’s Top Luxury Day Spa (2006-2015) in Singapore Tatler’s The Best of Singapore awards.
Best for: Therapeutic bliss in a city center sanctuary.
What’s the cost? One hour thirty minutes for $195.95 (including GST).
Happy to help: ESTHEVA offers prenatal massage services for ladies from the first to third trimester of their pregnancy. Ladies before 12 weeks and after 36 weeks can be treated, but special care will be taken. Whatever the gestation periods, as part of the consultation process Estheva advise clients to speak to their gynaecologist on getting a massage prior to receiving one, based on their pre-term health and pregnancy conditions.
Learn more: ESTHEVA Prenatal Massage
If you’re seeking some serious nurturing, head to Vedure in Wheelock Place, where you can enjoy a soothing prenatal massage that uses therapeutic grade essential oils that are specially formulated to reduce stress and promote relaxation during pregnancy. Lying on your side, you’ll soon slip away into a dreamy state of blissful serenity.
Best for: An aromatically and physically relaxing experience.
What’s the cost? Contact for details.
Happy to help: Mamas in their second and third trimester.
Learn more: Vedure Prenatal Massage
Housed in two prime spots at Dempsey and Paragon at Orchard Road, Spa Esprit has been in operation since 1996 and has earned itself quite a reputation as an ideal destination for pampering and relaxation amid a unique spa environment. Referring to itself as a “homegrown apothecary spa,” Spa Esprit focuses on the development of personalised treatments that recognise the unique needs of every customer. Their pre-natal offerings, known as the b.c. massage (before child), uses organic oils to knead out stress, pressure and tension while also improving blood circulation. The therapists use organic Linden and Calendula oils, which are believed to prevent stretch marks.
Best for: Bespoke care that is aligned with your pregnancy needs. There’s no one-treatment-fits-all mantra here mama!
What’s the cost? 60 mins $128.4; 90 mins $192.6
Happy to help? Mamas who are 15 months pregnant and beyond.
Learn more: Spa Esprit Prenatal Massage
Auriga Spa at Capella Prenatal Massage
If you’re feeling really indulgent, there is only one place to head: Auriga Spa at Capella. While it may be a little on the pricey side, Capella’s relaxing baby moon package is something every mama-to-be should be rewarded with at least once. Featuring nourishing organic oil blends of Calendula, Jojoba, Rose Hip and Chamomile, Capella’s prenatal treatments are specifically designed to help alleviate muscle tension and fatigue while reducing pregnancy discomfort. Their Baby Moon Package offers a holistic 2.5 hours of treatments that include a pre-natal massage, rose organic facial and hair and scalp massage, all followed up by afternoon tea at the Knolls. You can prolong your zen-like state by taking a refreshing dip in the hotel’s pool or unwinding in the relaxation room, which comes replete with complimentary nuts, herbal teas, magazines and loungers.
Best for: The ultimate pampering sesh for a weary mama to be.
What’s the cost? The Baby Moon package costs $350 for 2.5 hours of treatment plus afternoon tea at the Knolls. The Baby Moon massage in isolation is $170 for 60 minutes or $230 for 90 minutes.
Happy to help? Contact for details.
Learn more: Auriga Spa Prenatal Massage
Bliss out in style at Jurlique Spa in Wheelock place. Julique is a prestigious Australian skincare brand that has earned itself quite a reputation for delivering natural effective skin care. Their pre-natal massage uses organic aromatherapy oil is specially blended to knead away pregnancy tension and leave you relaxed and stress free.
Best for: Mamas seeking rest and relaxation organic style.
What’s the cost? $140 for 60 minutes.
Happy to help? Will provide pre-natal massages from 15-32 weeks of pregnancy.
Learn more: Jurlique Spa Prenatal Massage
Sole Service Prenatal Massage
If you’re looking for a relaxing prenatal massage but can’t face dragging your weary pregnant self into the city, Sole Service’s fully trained therapists can deliver a therapeutic experience in the comfort of your own home. Utilising massage techniques and special oils that have been specifically tailored to the needs of expectant mothers, 60 minutes in the hands of these ladies and you’ll be refreshed, reinvigorated and ready to face the pregnancy challenges that lie ahead.
Best for: In-home service that rivals some of the best day spas.
What’s the cost? Prices start from $125 per therapist for 60 minutes or $145 for 90 minutes.
Happy to help? 13 weeks through to delivery date.
Learn more: Sole Service Prenatal Massage
Prenatal Massage in Singapore: A word of warning mama-to-be
While there is no known increased chance of miscarriage due to massage while preggo, you should always seek your OB’s advice before heading off to the spa. Many practitioners advise that you completely avoid any form of prentatal massage during your first trimester, although the jury is out on that one. You can read more here: first trimester. If you have any doubts, always err on the side of caution.
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