As you’re navigating the trials, tribulations and rewards of motherhood, it’s important that your physical and emotional health remains a priority. Engaging a confinement nanny, consulting a doula or seeing physiotherapist are some examples of services that support the physical and emotional needs of new mums.
Therapeutic massages that focus on improving women’s health are also said to help alleviate both prenatal and postpartum symptoms. One popular form of postnatal massage here is jamu, a traditional form of Indonesian medicine that incorporates herbal remedies and massage techniques to improve blood circulation, “expel wind” from the belly – this is said to reduce the risk of pain and rheumatism in the future – and rid the uterus of toxins and blood clots.
But even if you’re just looking for an excuse to pamper yourself, there’s a smorgasbord of massage services in Singapore that cater to mums with different preferences – from enjoying a rubdown in the comfort of your own home to a TCM-specific treatment. Here’s a list to consider: