Pregnancy is an arduous process which takes a toll on just about every aspect of a woman’s physical and emotional health. We reckon it qualifies as a legitimate reason to pamper yourselves silly. If you are not sure where to start, we have made the task easier for you by putting together this list of pre-natal and post-natal treatments. Do remember to get your obgyn’s clearance before doing any of these treatments. After that, enjoy!
1. Lacquer & Spa Chrono Reverser Facial
Lacquer & Spa is a boutique nail, facial and foot spa which saw its launch in December last year at Singapore’s posh iconic landmark, Marina Bay Sands Hotel. This multi-label spa boutique offers pampering treatments formulated with a range of specially curated beauty ingredients sourced from around the globe. The one-stop pampering haven promises a unique experience with a comprehensive menu of services, which include luxury manicures and pedicures, exquisite nail art and relaxing facial, body and foot spa therapies. The Chrono Reverser Collagen facial is recommended for pregnant women who find that their skin is slightly wrinkled, dull or depleting in pigmentation. The treatment aims to provide a smooth, fine texture to the skin while softening the appearance of wrinkles and bestowing hydration. All in all, it will leave your skin feeling fresh, bouncy to the touch, with a long-lasting glow.
Price: $288 for a 60 minute session.
2. Beauty Mums & Babies Pre-Natal Massage
Beauty Mums & Babies, which was set up in 2004, has since been a trusted leader in offering one-stop wellness services for mothers-to-be. Here, they understand that touch is essential for a new mother’s physical and emotional well-being as she gets accustomed to her fresh appearance. Massages here are aimed at paying special attention to a mother-to-be’s transforming body, thus simultaneously caring for the new being developing within her. The benefits of this Pre-Natal Massage? The process is meant to relieve physical and mental fatigue as well as leg cramps, while also reducing the level of stress hormones in the body and the presence of back and ligament aches. It will also help in toning the body and improving overall blood circulation. The decade old wellness establishment has an outlet at Paragon and another at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital.
Price: $150 for a 60 minute session. $590 for a package of 5 sessions. (save $160)
3. ESPA Pre-Natal Treatment
ESPA, located at Resorts World Sentosa, is an all-in-all paradise of luxury which boasts a wide range of high-end treatment pavilions, private beach villas and garden spa suites – all carefully designed to provide complete relaxation. It is the unparalleled destination for expectant mothers who are looking to enjoy a staycation with their daddy-to-be before baby makes three. ESPA offers a range of maternity treatment options which are specifically tailored for that sensitive period before childbirth. The Pre-Natal Treatment is a highly invigorating process designed to target stress and tension prone regions of the body during pregnancy. It involves gentle body exfoliation, followed by a massage, then a hydration body mask. A head massage concludes the treatment on a very calming note. A course of six of these 90 minute sessions is recommended for pregnant women who have passed their first trimester. ESPA Maternity also offers Lighter Legs, a 45 minute rejuvenating procedure for sore legs and a Maternity Massage, which is an hour long full body massage to help improve the elasticity of your skin, reduce tiredness and soothe tension-prone areas during pregnancy.
Prices: Pre-Natal Treatment (90 minutes): $280, Maternity Massage (60 minutes): $200, Lighter Legs (45 minutes): $150
4. Spa Esprit B.C. (Before Child) Massage
Spa Esprit, located along Dempsey Road, is perfect for those who welcome a change from the usual dimly-lit, posh ambience of a spa. It offers treatment rooms with unique names as well as vivid themes. Being pregnant is most definitely no walk in the park. Experiencing discomfort in the back and complaining of aching calf muscles are both age-old familiar grievances of pregnant women. Your tired back and legs will thank you for giving them the privilege of this Before Child Massage which will leave you feeling rejuvenated. Don’t be afraid of being handled roughly for this is an organic massage that is gentle but simultaneously impactful enough to get rid of all the tension and pressure in your body. It also relaxes the muscles in your body by improving your general blood circulation. The organic linden and calendula used works miracles to aid in preventing the appearance of stretch marks. This massage is recommended for pregnant ladies who have already passed their first trimester.
Price: $128.40 for a 60 minute session and $192.60 for a 90 minute session.
1. Lacquer & Spa Absolute Pearl Facial
Lacquer & Spa recommends its Absolute Pearl Facial for new mothers who are experiencing hyper-pigmentation, dark spots and an uneven skin tone on their faces. This treatment employs ingredients such as pearl powder, actiwhite and gluconolactone to give your skin instant radiance and luminosity. It diminishes the appearance of dark spots and reduces hyper-pigmentation. The alpha-hydroxy acids will leave your skin feeling silky smooth to the touch and absolutely revitalised!
Price: $128 for a 60 minute session.
2. Marie France Bodyline Slimming Treatment
Having been a well-known name in the beauty and wellness industry for a considerable period of time, Marie France Bodyline recently unveiled Fann Wong as their new celebrity spokesperson for their range of slimming treatments. Fann herself had undergone the three-phase slimming system following the birth of her son. This package comprises three stages of various treatments, two of which incorporate freshly introduced slimming technologies; Pro-Freeze and the Indiba BodyCurve System. Pro-Freeze is a safe, non-invasive procedure which utilises fat-freezing technology to effectively remove unwanted fat cells. A scientific process known as adipocyte apoptosis can permanently remove up to 25% of undesirable fats within a single session which lasts about 45 to 60 minutes. Minimal results are visible within three weeks of treatment, with significant results emerging between three to six months following the start of the slimming procedure. Pregnancy weight gain in areas such as the tummy, waist, hips and inner thighs can be eliminated via Pro-Freeze, an alternative to liposuction.
The Indiba BodyCurve System uses a patented technology to target even the most stubborn layers of fats. Its key benefits include body contouring and the reduction of the presence of cellulite and stretch marks. The technology is also meant to boost general well-being as it works from within at the level of the cells. Based on a study conducted by Indiba, the average percentage for the reduction in body fat was 14.5% after one full treatment session, which is priced at $380. Both treatments are safe for breastfeeding mothers.
Price: $2250 for the Three-Phase Slimming System Package comprising twelve treatments.
3. Mummy’s Massage Post-Natal Program
The post-delivery stage brings along a myriad of issues for new mothers. An unsatisfactory body shape and size, post-natal blues and self-esteem woes are just some of them. Hence, many new mothers today are turning to post-natal treatment packages to pamper their bodies after nine months of labour, relieve the tension and stress present in different areas of the body and also to reshape their bodies back to their pre-natal figures. Mummy’s Massage employs Traditional Malay Complimentary Medicine, which has been endorsed by WHO (World Health Organisation), to help new mothers regain their vitality and body image. Alleviation of pain and anxiety levels as well as body contouring are some of the main benefits of this chemical-free treatment which would interest new mothers who are concerned about the use of chemical substances in post-natal treatments. Mummy’s Massage provides you their services within the comfort of your own home. Take your pick from the regular post-natal program or the authentic Jamu treatment.
Price: $498 for the Basic Post-natal Program, $658 for the Deluxe Post-natal Program and $888 for the Premium Post-natal Program.
4. LPG Endermospa’s LipoMassage
LPG Endermospa, which hails from France, is the world leader in cellular stimulation for natural, non-invasive slimming and anti-ageing technology, having served big names from Hollywood, such as Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez. Represented in more than 110 nations, it has now opened its doors here in Singapore. LipoMassage is its patented technology that is aimed at melting away stubborn fats which refuse to budge despite exercise and dieting. The LPG LipoMassage Program is certified safe for breastfeeding mothers as it is entirely non-invasive. The first step involves assessment to determine your objectives and to choose the most suitable type of treatment. Thereafter, you will don your EndermoWear (an opaque outfit specially created for this procedure) and experience 35 minutes of relaxation on the treatment table. The final step would be to monitor your progress according to your earlier objectives set. It is recommended that you undergo a course of six treatment sessions, each lasting 35 minutes, in order to achieve visible results on your post-natal figure.
Price: $188 for a 35 minute zone treatment (Chinese New Year promotion; usual price: $450)