Prenatal massages are an absolute must for any mom-to-be. Pregnancy isn’t the most comfortable experience in a woman’s life. Early pregnancy sees a flood of hormones that can make you feel emotional and weepy, and you might experience cramping. Later in your pregnancy, you may have swollen extremities, bloated ankles and leg pain, an aching back, a tension headache, and other imbalances. A regular massage can relieve some of the aches and pains and help relax your body, mind, and spirit. Take an hour or so to yourself and be pampered until your heart is content and you feel fabulous. Little Steps has rounded up a selection of their favorite spa treatments in salons, hotels, or even in your own home.
Nestled amongst the verdant greenery of Singapore's Bishan-Ang Mo Kio National Park, award-winning Aramsa Spa provides a soothing cocoon for moms-to-be. The spa comprises restful treatment rooms that are seamlessly linked to the gardens outside so that you can relax into nature and enjoy a state of bliss. The courtyard gardens have outdoor showers and baths to relax after your treatment. The therapists are friendly and use their experience to draw from the therapeutic powers of nature to give you a unique and authentic experience to lift and relax your body.
Dedicated therapists specialize in pre and postnatal massages in your own home or their peaceful spa in District 11. A regular routine of prenatal massages is a great way to prepare you for childbirth; it also helps you feel comfortable as your body changes throughout your pregnancy. You'll feel relaxed as the masseuse removes tension from your body. Each massage will help manage stress relief on weight-bearing joints like your ankles, lower back, and pelvis and reduce swelling by increasing blood and lymph circulation. Your therapist provides emotional support through her nurturing touch, energizing you as fatigue falls away.
With over a decade of experience, Beauty Mums and Babies (BMB) has been providing pregnancy massages to soothe various pregnancy aches and pains. Their team of certified professionals specializes in traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Javanese massage methods. It provides a comprehensive range of prenatal and postnatal well-being services such as facials that help calm hormonal acne and treatments that help you bounce back into shape after childbirth. BMB offers pre and postnatal yoga to keep you balanced and flexible. Choose from treatments in the comfort of your own home or their Orchard spa. Your therapist will be with you at every stage of your pregnancy journey.
Award-winning Elements Spa offers an hour-long peace-inducing massage that relieves a host of pregnancy discomforts like backache, a stiff neck, leg cramps, tension headaches, and edema. The therapists will ensure that you are comfortable using their adjustable beds and pillows. During the massage, they will use various pressure point techniques employed in Swedish massage. Elements has a range of luxurious treatments that will make you feel pampered and cared for; why not choose a facial to relax your mind, experiment with Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies, or try the ancient Japanese Koyamaki Onsen bath to relax your body.
Forbes Travel Guide awarded Auriga the first five-star spa status in Singapore. The spa has been holistically nourishing bodies and minds for over a decade with its exquisite organic spa treatments. The spa is nestled within the lush rainforests of Sentosa Island and provides a healing cocoon for your pregnant body. The spa has a distinctive approach to wellness and beauty and harnesses the power and cycles of the moon. There are various massages tailored for pregnancy. Why not combine the massage with a meditation and mindfulness session and enjoy being in the present. Therapists also channel energies from breathing exercises and sound therapy.
Auriga Spa, Capella Singapore, 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, Singapore, +65 6377 8888, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.capellahotels.com/en/capella-singapore/wellness
Nimble/Knead treatments are carried out in up-cycled shipping containers. Their shipping is free ethos allows you to drift into a state of bliss. Allow the therapists to take you on a journey to alleviate all of your aches and pains and relieve tension in your shoulders, neck, and head. You can expect to sleep like a baby after the Rock-a-Bye Mummy Massage. After your treatment, take a dip in their Jacuzzi bath and sip their zingy ginger tea in their little back garden.
Founder of Mummy Baby Care, Sharon Ow, is a mom of two and knows only too well the stresses and strains pregnancy puts on your body. She understands that any pregnancy stress leads to the release of the hormone cortisol, which could be detrimental to your baby's health. Massage therapy can help lower cortisol levels and raise the levels of feel-good dopamine. Touch is essential throughout pregnancy, it’s nurturing and relaxing, and beneficial for your physical and emotional well-being. Sharon will come to your home and carry out your heavenly prenatal massage.
9 Months Javanese is a complete massage program for the duration of your pregnancy and well into motherhood. It has various massages that will help you through all the body and emotional stresses and discomfort of your pregnancy. The treatments can help with those niggling aching shoulders, back pain, and swollen joints. Massage therapy helps strengthen you emotionally and helps you with coping techniques following the radical changes you face physically and psychologically. Regular massages also increase blood and oxygen flow to your muscles to help retain your inner and outer glow, overall wellness, strength, and energy. The treatments are carried out in your home.
9 Months Javanese, www.9monthsjavanese.com
Regular prenatal care is essential to your overall well-being. Estheva Spa’s best-selling prenatal experience, Sweet Expectations, has been designed especially for pregnant ladies. Your therapist will nourish your body with a deeply calming scrub followed by a soothing sweet almond oil massage. As part of your prenatal routine, you can also add additional treatments to keep your skin glowing and vital. The spa is located in the iconic Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay hotel and is inspired by natural thermal spas in Southern Italy.
Estheva Spa, Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay, 6 Raffles Boulevard #05-00, Singapore, +65 9221 1387, www.panpacific.com/en/hotels-and-resorts/pr-collection-marina-bay
The Outcall Spa, www.theoutcallspa.com/prenatal-massage-singapore
Pamper Me Jamu Wellness, www.pampermejamuwellness.com
La Source Spa, www.lasourcespa.com.sg
AFOND Spa, www.afondspa.com