Postnatal Massage Your Gynae Will Approve Of
ALEYDA Mobile Spa provides safe and non-traditional postnatal / postpartum massage that agrees with modern science. If you’re looking for Javanese postnatal massage with uterine repositioning (sengkak), traditional binding (bengkung) or herbs (jamu), we won’t be the right choice for you.
Our modern approach to postnatal massage is threefold:
- Relieve myofascial tension due to breastfeeding and postpartum changes
- Facilitate mummy’s natural healing process
- Reduce stress and elevate mood
So Mummy can feel whole again and return to Baby happy, relaxed and stronger in body and spirit.
How ALEYDA Postnatal Massage is Different
Our postnatal therapists provide therapeutic massages aimed at:
- narrowing the abdominal gap (diastasis recti) to reduce the belly bulge;
- relieving aches in the neck and shoulders due to breastfeeding and side-sleeping;
- relieving aches in the lower back due to pelvic misalignments and poor posture;
- using aromatherapy to combat postpartum depression and elevate mood;
- reducing water retention and facilitating weight loss;
scar-tissue massage for C-section.
Professional Care & Setup
Established in 2010, ALEYDA is today Singapore’s leading mobile spa, trusted by both local and expat communities. Our professional home massage comes complete with ergonomic treatment table, fresh linen, soothing music and the expert care of the industry’s best therapists. Furthermore, our antenatal massage therapists are themselves mothers, so they fully understand the challenges of pregnancy, childbirth and early motherhood.
Feel Whole Again
ALEYDA’s mission is to help our clients “feel whole again”. Our home massages are personalised, and grounded on the scientific principles of therapeutic massage. We integrate healing modalities with spa relaxation, so you’ll feel light, energetic and whole in no time.
We believe in Mummy’s natural ability to heal and return to her pre-pregnancy condition after childbirth. In most cases, the uterus shrinks naturally and returns to its rightful position behind the pubic bone, between the colon and the bladder. However, we do provide safe and gentle uterine massage to facilitate womb contraction and discharge of lochia.
However, sometimes due to heavy lifting or difficult labour, some mummies suffer from complications such as uterine prolapse, retroversion / flexion and anteversion / flexion. Postpartum haemorrhage also occurs in about 2% of childbirths. We believe the gynaecologist is best qualified to evaluate these and other complications.
We recommend that you breastfeed your baby or empty your breasts so that you’re comfortable and less likely to “let down” during the massage. When your baby is sated, you can also relax better. Lastly, take a shower if your confinement practice allows it, especially if you plan on wearing the belly binder.
Otherwise, we will bring everything else necessary for the massage – a treatment table, fresh linen and massage oils. Just ensure you have ample space for the treatment table.
Postnatal massage is generally recommend for the following therapeutic benefits:
- Better blood and lymph circulation;
- Less water retention, thus facilitating weight loss;
- Lower postpartum stress, anxiety and depression;
- Better postpartum hormone balance;
- Less pain, less fatigue and better sleep;
- Faster recovery to pre-pregnancy condition.
The postpartum abdominal binder / wrap is optional unless you have had a C-section, in which case we urge you to wear it. If you have had a natural delivery, we recommend that you wear a belly binder to support your spine as it returns to its original state. It also helps to hold the internal organs together and stabilise your core, so you can move around and balance more easily.
Contrary to popular belief, the postnatal binder is NOT meant for slimming.
ALEYDA’s postpartum abdominal binder is a medical-grade one that comes in three parts: for the waist, abdomen and pelvis. Our therapist will teach you or an assistant how to put them on properly, so that you can manage on your own between massage sessions.
The treatment table is crucial to every ALEYDA full-body massage, to ensure that your treatment is effective and comfortable. It has a face hole that allows you to rest face down with your neck in the neutral position. It is also firm, unlike your house mattress which sinks easily when put under pressure.
If you’re unable to lie face down due to breast engorgement, C-section or any other reason, you can adopt a side-lying position, like in prenatal sessions.
Post-massage soreness is typical of a deep-tissue massage. The feeling is similar to soreness after a good workout and should subside within 24 to 72 hours. If you feel that the massage is too deep or painful for you, do let the therapist know right away so that she can adjust her manipulation.
You will feel more sore if you:
- Have many knots and stiff muscles
- Don’t drink enough water
- Are not accustomed to massage therapy
- Are deficient in some minerals, such as magnesium and zinc
Massage is very personal – there are different preferences in terms of pressure, areas of focus and style. Communication with your therapist is therefore crucial to ensure you get the most out of the session. All our therapists speak English and respond well to feedback, so feel free to express your concerns right away.
Our therapists provide breast massage to promote circulation, lymph flow and lactation. However, if your breasts are painfully engorged, especially with fever, please consult your gynaecologist or lactation specialist. This is outside the scope of our specialty.
Please inform us by phone, WA or text at least three hours before your appointment if you need to cancel or postpone your session. Otherwise a 50% cancellation fee is chargeable.
Our postnatal service doesn’t require an early start because you don’t rely on the therapist to put on the binder for you. In fact, most of our postnatal clients prefer afternoon/evening slots as it allows them to settle baby matters first and they can wind down to a massage in the later part of the day.