Pregnancy and childbirth are two extremely exhausting life events that put a woman’s body through the wringer. While eating well and getting adequate rest can speed up the body’s recovery after delivery, many mothers also swear by a postnatal massage which is said to be able to help you heal physically and emotionally.
The postpartum massage you commonly see on spa menus is inspired by the jamu, a Malay-Indonesian practice that uses herbal formulas made from plant roots, leaves, bark, and fruits to soothe the uterus and abdominal muscles. Other post-natal massages you might have come across incorporate traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to promote blood circulation.
Before we reveal to you the 14 places you can look to for a post-natal massage in Singapore, let us first answer this common question that you may have: is prenatal massage the same as post-natal massage?
What’s the difference between prenatal and post-natal massage?
Many new mothers may confuse between the two types of massages offered by therapists. While both help to heal the bodies in an efficient way, the two therapies actually differ.
Prenatal massage, commonly referred to as pregnancy massage, is provided at the time of pregnancy to help keep the body strong for the upcoming birth process. Since discomfort such as swelling, indigestion, and body aches are commonly felt during the time of pregnancy, a prenatal massage will not only help keep the body fit for a smooth delivery but also reduce these discomforts to make you feel as comfortable as possible.
Meanwhile, a postpartum massage is provided after childbirth and it’s equally important in ensuring speedy recovery after delivery. This is because a lot of nutrition is depleted from your body following childbirth, so a post-natal massage can help you regain better health, ease cramps, and improve breastfeeding while reducing stress, hormonal changes, and any sleep disorder that come with caring for a newborn.
Now that you are aware of the difference between a prenatal and a postpartum massage, check out our round-up of eight places you can go to massage your aches, bloating, and worries away, and pamper yourself – because you definitely deserve it.
The top 8 places to find post-natal massage in Singapore
1. Iris Healthcare Get S$200 off!
Best-loved for its amazing customer service, Iris Healthcare is the women’s health specialist that has catered to many mummies in Singapore throughout every stage of their pregnancies. That’s because Iris Healthcare’s menu covers everything from prenatal and post-natal massage to breast and fertility massages.
For the 90-minute Postnatal Care, Iris Healthcare combines the traditional Indonesian jamu technique and Chinese meridian theory to regulate imbalanced hormone levels, promote better sleep, stimulate breastmilk production, and alleviate stress while removing ‘wind’ and strengthening the uterus and vaginal muscles.
The best part? You don’t even need to leave the house for the service; instead, the professional masseur will happily come to you as all services by Iris Healthcare are home-based.
Postnatal Care is priced at S$99 (U.P. S$299) on Salon Finder – book now to get 67% off!
2. Theresa Body Skin Wellness
Being in the wellness industry for more than 30 years, Theresa Body Skin Wellness may be a household name that you frequently patronise to get a relaxing massage.
New mothers can also pay Theresa Body Skin Wellness a visit for its Postnatal Massage, which aims to recalibrate your hormones to pre-pregnancy levels by taking care of blood circulation, womb recovery, and lactation while relieving post-surgery swelling and toning up your body.
The Postnatal Massage costs S$78 (U.P. S$90) on Salon Finder.
3. SpaJelita Enjoy $500 savings
Being the only Arabian-style spa in Singapore, SpaJelita is a unique spot that you can go pamper and heal your postpartum body. Ask for the Jelita Basic Mummy Post Natal Therapy Care, which includes a 60-minute Full Body Massage and a Body Wrap.
For an additional S$35, you can enjoy a set of bengkuk wrap and jamu treatment during the treatment as well.
The five-day Jelita Basic Mummy Post Natal Therapy Care package is now going for S$700 instead of S$1,200 – get this deal on Salon Finder!
Address: 150 Changi Road, Guthrie Building, #01-02, Singapore 419973
Contact: 6345 4565, 9627 4977 (click on the number to send a WhatsApp message)
Operating hours: 10am – 7pm (Mon to Sat) | 10am – 6pm (Sun) | Closed on selected public holidays
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4. Avante Face Body Yoga Best deal alert!
Postpartum body aches won’t stand a chance when you go for the Postnatal Massage by Avante that also helps firm up the skin in the stomach area and improve your sleep and breastfeeding experience while reducing swelling and aches.
The Postnatal Massage is now priced at S$48 instead of S$198 on Salon Finder – that’s 76% off the original price!
5. Auriga Spa
Located within the Capella Hotel in Sentosa, Auriga Spa is arguably one of the most luxurious spa establishments in Singapore that you can go for a post-natal massage.
Over here, a combination of traditional techniques as well as natural baby-safe products is used to provide well-deserved rest and relaxation.
Each treatment room at Auriga Spa has a private outdoor garden, so you can enjoy further relaxation tranquillity when you come here for the Postnatal Massage.
The Postnatal Massage is priced at S$190 for 60 minutes and S$260 for 90 minutes.
6. Postnatal Massage Singapore
Just like its name, Postnatal Massage Singapore specialises in postnatal recovery. It’s the most popular in Singapore, with a stellar five-star rating from more than 2,000 reviewers on Facebook.
Being a home-based business, you can enjoy the Postnatal Massage in the comfort of your home to help you not only to recover physically but also aid womb recovery.
Prices start from S$638 for a package of five 60-minute sessions.
7. The Outcall Spa
The Outcall Spa was founded in 2016 and like Postnatal Massage Singapore, no travelling is required for the home-based business. Instead, the team will transform a room in your house, your bedroom or your hotel room into a full spa service designed to emulate a luxurious spa room ambience.
As the smooth music plays, you will enjoy its special therapeutic technique to provide instant relief from any discomfort you’ve experienced during your pregnancy and help you regain your fitness, health, and vitality.
Prices start from S$988 for a package of five 90-minute sessions.
8. Madam Partum
Blending traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) with massage, Madam Partum provides complete TCM programmes for new mothers – this includes the qi-boosting Postpartum Massage Therapy that is designed to stimulate acupressure points to correct any hormonal imbalances in your body.
The treatment employs tuina techniques to promote blood circulation, contract the uterus, and aid in weight loss. If your breasts feel full and painful, you’ll love this treatment too as the massage can also help with lactation issues for healthy milk flow.
Prices start from $96.30 for a 60-minute session.
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Opening hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon to Fri) | 10am to 6pm (Sat, Sun & PH)
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9. Traditional & Holistic Post-Natal Centre
With almost 20 years of experience, Traditional & Holistic Post-Natal Centre specialises in Jamu Postnatal Massage, which begins with hot stone compression to ease muscles and nerves.
The treatment also uses a bengkung, which is a customised version of a slimming wrap that helps to keep you trim around the waist while improving your posture.
Prices start from $588 for a package of five 75-minute sessions.
10. Mummy’s Massage
Specialising in women’s reproductive health, Mummy’s Massage is managed by an experienced team of healthcare professionals and therapists who are certified with at least eight years of working experience.
Apart from postpartum massages to help your body recover from the trauma and pressure of pregnancy and childbirth, you can also try the Malay Jamu Massage, a more traditional post-natal treatment.
Prices start from S$778 for a package of seven sessions.
Address: 371 Beach Road, City Gate Mall, #B1-60, Singapore 199597
Contact: 3138 1909, 8124 1506 (click on the number to send a WhatsApp message)
Opening hours: 9am – 6pm (Mon to Sun)
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11. AFOND Spa
With more than 16 years in the industry, you can count on AFOND Spa to help you relax and gain a quick recovery from your recent pregnancy.
While the prenatal massage here is an award-winning treatment, you can also try the postpartum massage which will help ease any discomfort and stress caused by the pregnancy.
The Post Natal Body Massage is priced at S$168 for 90 minutes.
Address: 263 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058812
Contact: 6836 0676
Opening hours: 10am – 10.30pm (Mon to Sun & PH)
12. Sofitel Spa
Set atop a verdant cliff surrounded by landscaped water gardens, enjoy a slice of the high life for a day at the Sofitel Spa (previously known as So SPA), an award-winning East-meets-West spa nestled within the former barracks of a military complex of the British Army that seamlessly combines Asian traditional therapies with French skincare.
While you enjoy some much-needed pampering in the form of a postpartum massage, don’t forget to check out the top-notch facilities in the premise that include spa gardens with mud pools, outdoor massage rooms (with private gardens) for maximum serenity, and float pools with cascading waterfalls and meditative labyrinths.
The Post-Natal Massage is priced at S$190 for 60 minutes.
13. Babies Bellies
At Babies Bellies, a session of Jamu Post Natal Massage also lets you have traditional binding fabric (bengkung) and girdle (gurita) on loan in addition to a full body massage and jamu.
Not only that, you have the option to top up for a session of ganggang, which is essentially a vaginal steaming spa treatment meant to help reduce excessive vaginal discharge and eliminate odour. You can also add on the Herbal Ball Therapy too, which is said to help expel wind and speed up the contraction of the womb.
Prices start from S$345 for a package of five sessions.
Address: 10 Sinaran Drive, Square 2, #04-39 to 44, Singapore 307506 |
9 King Albert Park, KAP Residences, #01-17, Singapore 598333
Contact: 6296 7198, 9228 6372
Opening hours: 10.30am – 9.30pm (Mon to Sun)
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At AllTenTic, you know you are in good hands when its team of therapists are certified by the International Therapy Examination Council or have Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications.
AllTenTic offers the Signature Jamu Postnatal Massage package, which includes complimentary breast massages for better lactation, heated stone therapy plus two baby massage demo classes, so you are definitely getting more bang for your buck.
The only thing to keep in mind is that you need to prepare your own mattress for the massage session as it will be fully conducted in your home. Alternatively, you can rent a professional mobile massage bed at S$85 nett per package (subject to availability).
Prices start from S$599 for a package of five sessions. You can also take a look at AllTentic’s Royal Postnatal Jamu Massage package, which starts from S$1,939 for a 10-day package.