Whether you as an expectant mother are looking for a little respite or are just looking for a gift that goes beyond baby clothes and diaper baskets, be sure to book one of these luxurious pregnancy massages – maybe accompanied by a relaxing facial?
Note: These massages are typically not recommended during your first trimester. Be sure to ask your doctor for further advice.
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The best pregnancy massages to book for expectant mothers:
The landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
Treatment: Maintain pregnancy massage
Price: HK $ 1,400 (weekdays); HK1.500 (weekend) for one hour
From free access to The Landmark Mandarin Oriental’s spa facilities (rain shower, heated lounge chairs, and everything) to the expertise of its prenatal masseuse, this hour-long prenatal massage is pure bliss. Lying on her side, supported by pillows, the masseuse uses pregnancy-safe oils and techniques to relieve tension and knots and completely relax the body from scalp to toe.
Proven: Since I suffered from extremely painful sciatica in the second trimester, the masseuse focused on this area in the lower back and was able to help relieve the area. I could feel the benefits immediately after finishing the massage, and although still tender when walking, the stabbing pain in this area was minimal for over a week after the massage. – Lexi Davey, editor-in-chief
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2132 0011
Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong
Treatment: Mother to become massage
Price: HK $ 1,150 for an hour; HK $ 1,650 for 90 minutes
With a choice of an hour or 90 minutes, the Mother To Be massage can be customized to focus on areas that gave you problems during your pregnancy. Whether it’s shoulders, lower back, or specific nerves, the masseuse offers quick advice to make sure they’re targeting the right areas for pain and pressure relief. Avoiding your stomach, you lie on your side, supported by a moon pillow and after the massage you will be pampered with tea and fresh fruits.
Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong, 1 Harbor Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2584 7688
Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong
Treatment: Prenatal four-hand flow
Price: HK $ 3,000 (Monday – Thursday); HK3.300 (Friday – Sunday) for one hour
When the time comes that turning over in bed or getting up from the sofa gets a boost from your partner, Four Seasons Four Hand Flow is on hand to help mothers-to-be relax and relieve muscle tension. In a consultation, the massage is carried out by two masseuses and tailored to your specific needs, together with lymphatic drainage to relieve flatulence. You can choose whether you want to perform the massage face down with the support of a pregnancy pillow or lying on your side.
Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3196 8900
The peninsula, Hong Kong
Treatment: Maternity massage
Price: HK $ 1,550 for an hour
Plan a day of ultimate relaxation at The Peninsula with a ‘maternity massage’ to free you from severe bumps and strained backs. This deeply nourishing treatment includes a gentle back peeling and a soothing body massage tailored to your symptoms.
The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2926 2888
Clarins Spa, Hong Kong
Treatment: Mother to be
Price: HK $ 1,000 for an hour
Mothers-to-be can enjoy a relaxing one-hour, unique pregnancy massage at one of the two Clarins spa locations on the island. Release all these tensions, improve blood circulation, relieve fatigue and revitalize the skin. This treatment will also try to soothe stretch marks and itchy areas caused by growing bumps.
Clarins Spa, Shop 210, Central Building, 1-3A Pedder Street Hong Kong, +852 2810 9938; 14 / F, Sogo Club, 555 Hennessy Road Hong Kong, +852 2831 8676