Although we often celebrate women’s bodies in the time leading up to pregnancy (think of celebrities’ growing baby bumps that are flaunted earnestly on the ‘gram), less attention is often given to what happens postpartum.
As if the changes to the body pre-birth aren’t enough, mothers also experience an entire set of changes to their bodies after birth, and they’re not all that comfy too.
What happens to a mother’s body postpartum
Postpartum, belly cramps, muscle aches, breast engorgement, the swelling of hands, feet, and face, as well as a post-birth tummy are just some of the common discomforts that mums go through.
Mothers also often experience emotional changes like a dip in their mood, no thanks to the drop in the body’s estrogen levels after the baby is born.
While there are several things that mums can do to cope with the physical and emotional changes postpartum, the one that we’re talking about today is postpartum massages.
What is a postpartum massage?
Using techniques designed to aid the body’s recovery after birth, postpartum massages help to ease aches and pains, reduce swelling, dispel “wind”, tone the tummy, and even trigger the release of feel-good hormones for a welcome mood boost.
Since postpartum massages should be done within the first 12 weeks after giving birth, we’re giving you a headstart with our round-up of the best postpartum massages to get in Singapore, including discounts!
Best postpartum massages at the spa
SpaJelita Jelita Basic Mummy Post Natal Therapy Care 42% off!
Mums who enjoy getting a regular postpartum massage can opt for SpaJelita’s Jelita Basic Mummy Post Natal Therapy Care, which is a five-session package that lets you enjoy an hour-long full body massage and tummy wrap each time.
SpaJelita is a luxurious Arabian spa that offers lots of privacy in its treatment rooms equipped with a shower.
Pro-tip? Request for a VIP room when you reach the spa – you’ll be able to enjoy it at no extra cost, should the room be available upon request. The spa also houses a prayer room for Muslim women to use.
If you would like your treatment to include Jamu, which is the application of herbal paste or oils to your body during the massage, you can also top up an additional S$35.
Get the SpaJelita Jelita Basic Mummy Post Natal Therapy Care (five sessions) for S$700 instead of S$1,200, at 42% off on Salon Finder.
Avante Body and Wellness Postnatal Massage 76% off!
Avante Body and Wellness is a yoga studio and beauty spa, offering facial treatments and massages that give your physical well-being a boost whilst realigning your mind.
Located in the heart of town at Delfi Orchard, the studio-cum-spa boasts a classy, spacious interior that’ll let mums really melt into a well-deserved rest whilst enjoying their postpartum massage.
Book the Avante Body and Wellness Postnatal Massage for S$48 instead of S$198, at a 76% discount on Salon Finder.
Mummy’s Massage Postnatal Massage
Mummy’s Massage provides traditional Malay Jamu postpartum care through a variety of methods including massage, heat therapy, belly binding, and the application of herbs.
It also focuses on the different parts of the body like the breasts and abdomen to ease engorgement, promote lactation, and flatten the tummy.
You’ll feel more energised, less achy, and lighter on your feet after one session!
Mummy’s Massage Postnatal Massage packages are priced starting at S$778 for seven sessions.
Madam Partum by Chien Chi Tow
Backed by Chien Chi Tow, a renowned Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) brand that was established over 51 years ago in Singapore, Madam Partum offers authentic, tried-and-true traditional postpartum treatments for its customers.
Madam Partum performs full body tuina for postpartum care, in which the specialists knead at the acupressure points on mums’ bodies to encourage the flow of qi and boost blood circulation.
Its customers have seen the results too: reduced swelling and aches, and a slimmer tummy.
The TCM also offers confinement herbal bundles, which feature herbs for soups, teas, and baths, to pair with its postpartum massages; together, they promote an optimal recovery process for mothers.
A 60-minute session is priced at S$100 and a 90-minute session is priced at S$150. You can also top up S$50 for regular home service, which is available on weekdays excluding public holidays.
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Beauty Mums & Babies Wellness Signature Post Natal Massage
Unlike most spas, Beauty Mums & Babies Wellness provides two types of postpartum massages that you can choose from, a traditional Javanese massage with a wrap, or a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) massage with herbs, to aid your body’s recovery after birth.
Better yet, its Signature Post Natal Massage combines the two techniques to ease muscle tensions, dispel wind, regulate your hormones, and improve lactation.
Trained in both Javanese and TCM methods, the masseurs will use long strokes to target Javanese and Meridian acupressure points, thus bringing the body to a more balanced state.
Opt to enjoy a postpartum massage from the comfort of your home at no extra charge with Beauty Mums & Babies Wellness’ Signature Post Natal Massage packages. Packages are priced starting at S$994 for seven sessions.
Or, you can also get a single session for S$189 and top up an additional S$30 for home service.
See all prices here.
Address: 290 Orchard Road, Paragon Tower 1 (Lobby F), #14-11/12, Singapore 238859
Opening hours: 10am – 8pm (Mon to Fri) | 10am – 6pm (Sat) | Closed on Sun & PH
Contact: 6235 0688, WhatsApp 8368 2756, or email [email protected]
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Best home postpartum massages
Iris Healthcare Postnatal Care 67% off!
Since it can be a challenge for mothers to head to the spa during their confinement period and with a newborn baby to care for, Iris Healthcare brings the postpartum massage right to them.
Using a blend of Indonesian Jamu and Chinese meridian theory, Iris Healthcare Postnatal Care soothes as well as rebalances the body.
The masseuse will massage herbal oils into the body and later bind the tummy with herbs to relieve the aches, reduce swelling, and remove “wind”. It’ll also help to tighten a postpartum tummy and reposition the uterus, aiding the body’s recovery.
Book the Iris Healthcare Postnatal Care for S$99 instead of S$299, at a 67% discount on Salon Finder.
Opening hours: 10am – 9pm (Mon to Sun)
Contact: 9111 8537
M2 Massage Premium Postnatal Massage
M2 Massage Premium Postnatal Massage is a Jamu treatment that uses herbal pastes and oils to massage the body, paying special attention to the parts of the body that are swollen with excess fluids and being gentler on the areas that are more sensitive.
After the massage, the masseuse will also bind the tummy and hips with a cloth to tone your postpartum belly and improve your posture.
You don’t have to worry about the set-up either, because M2 Massage will take care of everything. With soothing scents from the aromatherapy diffuser and relaxing tunes from the speaker, you’ll be enjoying a full spa experience right at home.
Book the M2 Massage Premium Postnatal Massage for S$150 on Salon Finder.
Postnatal Massage Singapore
Postnatal Massage, as its name suggests, is a home-based massage service provider that focuses specifically on postpartum care for mothers.
Every postpartum massage begins with warming up the body with gentle kneading to prevent injury during the massage, followed by a water retention massage for the thighs and calves to reduce swelling as well as ease cramps.
Besides a full body massage that relieves aches and pains, especially in the back area, the treatment also includes an abdomen massage to encourage lochia discharge and the repositioning of pelvic muscles, as well as a breast massage to ease engorgement and improve milk production.
The final steps in the treatment are the binding of the body to improve posture, and the application of pilis Jamu cream (a herbal cream) to help with headaches, giddiness, and poor sleep.
Get a Postnatal Massage Package (five sessions) for S$638. Each session includes a 60-minute massage and 15 minutes of binding. You’ll also have to top up for a portable massage bed.
View all Postnatal Massage packages here.
AllTenTic Signature Postnatal Massage
Postpartum Jamu massages are unique in their use of natural herbs like lemongrass, cumin, ginger for detoxification, as well as the use of kneading and long strokes.
AllTenTic specialises in providing Jamu massages for mothers who have just given birth to help tone and tighten the tummy, get rid of “wind”, relax the muscles, and promote lymphatic drainage.
The Signature Postnatal Massage includes a full body massage, as well as the application of Jamu tapel and ginger slimming cream before binding the abdomen area.
You’ll also enjoy a breast massage to reduce the tenderness in your chest area, and heated stone therapy to boost blood circulation and ease tension in the muscles.
AllTenTic’s Jamu herbal paste is made in-house and uses 100% natural ingredients that let you enjoy a safe, healthy postpartum recovery.
Get a five-day Signature Postnatal Massage package for S$628. You can also get a seven-day package for S$798 and a 10-day package for S$1,028. Do note that transport fees apply for Sentosa residences and certain other estates in Singapore.
See packages here.