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The pregnancy ache came back again.  I found myself tossing and turning at night, trying to stretch out the crick in my joints.  Times like this, it really doesn’t help to have the dancer’s flexibility.  No matter how much I twist and stretch I just can’t release the tension in my joints.

So it was time to go for another massage.  As I wasn’t completely satisfied with my last massage at aFond, I decided to try Babies Bellies this time around.  It is also listed among the top 5 recommended places to go for a prenatal massage on inSing, and at the price of $60 for 60min is pretty good (the hubby maintains that a rate of $1 per min is reasonable).

From the time I called them I could sense the people there are warm and nurturing.  On the phone they’d speak to me in a motherly way and address me as “darling”.  They also called back promptly when they were checking their schedule for available timeslots.  I liked their customer service already.

The therapist was very confident and applied firm, comfortable strokes.  It was good to feel my muscles being kneaded. I appreciated very much that I wasn’t treated like I was breakable!  And unlike aFond Spa, they massaged my hands and feet! Firmly too, might I add.  Oh, the pleasure.

Even though the whole session was 30min less than aFond, I think it was overall more effective and more enjoyable an experience.

I will be back!

Babies Bellies is currently found at two locations, although come April they’ll be  located only at Golden Landmark.

United Square branch:
#01-55 United Square, 110 Thomson Road

Golden Landmark branch:
390 Victoria St
Golden Landmark #01-48

Tel: 62967198 | 63566623
Mobile: 92286372 / 92221544 (Office Hours only)
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 10am–8pm; Sun 10am–5pm

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This pregnancy I feel especially achey.  Perhaps it’s the running after two kids, perhaps it’s the age.  Whatever it is, I badly needed a massage.

Afond Spa is apparently one of the top 5 best places to have a prenatal massage, according to this inSing article.  Given my achiness, a 90min massage sounded very tempting, plus their promotional first-timers price of $108 for 90 minutes seemed like a good deal (usual is $210).  So I made an appointment and eagerly headed down for some much needed pampering.

I went to the Chinatown outlet which is housed in one of the old shophouses.  Parking was at Maxwell market, which ordinarily would be fine but given the crazy December rainy weather, was less convenient than I would have preferred.

At the reception they didn’t quite seem to believe that I was aching all over. In any case, the therapist used light strokes which somehow were quite effective.  While I found the massage to be generally relaxing, I was disappointed that they do not massage the feet and hands.  They claim that prenatal massages usually exclude those areas, but that was not what I remembered from massages I had during my previous prenancy.  I felt like my hands and feet were yelling out, “what about us??”

Still, as I was so achey, any rub felt good.  I don’t think I’ll be going back though.  For one thing, the feet and hands! For another, the non-promotional price is too steep for my liking. 

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