Take a load off and relieve those achy muscles! We’ve got some of the best prenatal spa treatments and pregnancy massages in Hong Kong to help you relax. From prenatal massages in Central to pregnancy-safe manicures, hair salons and more, here’s where to get some serious prenatal pampering in Hong Kong
When it comes to life’s challenging tasks, making a new human is pretty high up that list. It’s normal to experience some aches and pains, so combine that with the stress of preparing for a new life, and you’ve more than earned some spa time! So take the time to treat yourself, here are some of the best prenatal spa treatments and pregnancy massage in Hong Kong, from some of the best spas in Hong Kong, with options for every budget.
Editor’s Note: Some prices are subject to a service charge, make sure to check when booking.
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Glow Spa – Prenatal massage in Hong Kong with special pregnancy-safe massage pillow
The top-notch pregnancy treatments at Glow Spa are Sassy Mama tried and tested! One Mama experienced the Pregnancy Massage when 8 months pregnant. The special pregnancy-safe massage pillow was a dream, it was the first time she’d lay on her front in months! Gentle and relaxing, this pregnancy massage increases circulation, eases muscle aches and tension, reduces water retention and calms the body and mind. Other pregnancy-safe spa treatments here include the vitamin C-boosting Power C+ Facial and the deeply hydrating Power Hyaluronic Facial. The expert team won’t recommend any facial treatments that require a machine during pregnancy and make sure to ask about other massages on the menu, as they can be tailored to be pregnancy-safe. And if you’re getting your hair cut, Glow has comfortable beds for washing hair that are ideal for tired, pregnant ladies!
How much: Pregnancy Massage: $1,080/60 minutes, $1,480/90 minutes; Power C+ Facial and Deeply Hydrating Power Hyaluronic Facial: both $980/60 minutes.
Glow Spa, 8th Floor Silver Fortune Plaza, 1 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2525 5198, WhatsApp: 9680 2107, firstname.lastname@example.org, follow on Facebook: @glowhongkong, follow on Instagram: glowhongkong, www.glowspa.hk
The Body Group – Specific pregnancy massage spa in Hong Kong, massage therapy
This go-to spot for clinical pregnancy massages in Hong Kong is optimal for increasing circulation, easing muscle aches and tension, and reducing the birthing hip pain brought on by the later stages of pregnancy. Combining elements of Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue Manipulation and Strain Counterstrain, these therapies are known to have a significant impact on easing childbirth – an all-around win in our books! We definitely felt like we were in good hands here. See more detail about the pregnancy spa treatments.
How much: Contact directly for pricing
The Body Group, 14/F, Prosperous Building, 48-52 Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2167 7305, email@example.com, www.thebodygroup.com
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The Mandarin Oriental – Hotel spa massage in Central Hong Kong
Using rose-scented oils and body balms to nourish the skin and help towards the prevention of stretch marks, the Body & Bump prenatal massage also includes a hydrating facial and hair mask. Feeling the tension from an uncomfortable night’s sleep? The aromatherapy Mum-to-Be pregnancy treatment helps to release any tension in the upper back and shoulders. Also using rose oil, skin will be nourished while hormones are balanced.
How much: Body & Bump massage: 1.5 hours/$1,900 Monday to Thursday; $2,100 Friday to Sunday. Mum-to-Be massage: 1 hour or 1.5 hours/$1,500 or $1,900 Monday to Thursday; $1,600 or $2,100 Friday to Sunday.
Mandarin Oriental Spa, 5 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong, 2522 0111, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.mandarinoriental.com
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Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong – Prenatal massage in Central Hong Kong
During the later stages of pregnancy, even mundane tasks like putting on your shoes become tricky. This Prenatal Massage, performed on a specially designed massage bed with comfortable cushions, is the therapy you need to soothe all of your aches and pains. Applying a blend of rosehip, calendula and evening primrose oil, the therapists at the Four Seasons Spa help release tension in problem areas. To maximise safety for you and your baby, this treatment is only offered to mamas beyond their first trimester. Look out for the postnatal massage, as well.
How much: From $1,650 to $3,230/60, 90 or 120 minutes; price varies depending on the day of the week
Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, 3196 8888, www.fourseasons.com
The Peninsula Hong Kong – Maternity Massage in TST
Treat yourself to the luxurious experience you deserve at the Peninsula Hong Kong. The spa’s Maternity Massage includes gentle back exfoliation and is followed by a massage that is specifically targeted to the areas and issues you want focused on. The Peninsula Spa also offers ocean-inspired organic facial treatments for expectant mothers (after the first trimester). For postnatal pampering, the spa will also curate a selection of suitable treatments exclusively for breastfeeding mamas.
How much: $1,550/60 minutes
The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2926 2888, email@example.com, www.hongkong.peninsula.com
Plateau Spa, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong – Pregnancy spa package in Hong Kong, massage in Wan Chai
If you’re looking for a relaxing escape from your day-to-day schedule, the Grand Hyatt Spa ticks the box. The spa can tailor some of the massage options to be pregnancy-friendly. For a specific pregnancy massage, book the Mother-To-Be Massage, suited for all mums after the first trimester. Skilled technicians will ease away water retention, muscle tension and stress. If you have specific requirements, the pregnancy massage can be tailored to your individual needs. See the full Grand Hyatt Spa menu here.
How Much: $1,150/60 minuets; $1,650/90 minuets
Plateau Spa, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2584 7688, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.hyatt.com
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Zhen Foot Spa and Body Massage – Pregnancy foot massages in Hong Kong
This is hands down one of our favourite foot massage places, so when we realised that they offered a prenatal version, we couldn’t wait to try it. They use Decleor oil and a slightly lighter touch for their prenatal foot and body massages. We’ve had both but keep going back for the foot massage. It’s so good that we’ve even fibbed and said we were pregnant when we weren’t so we could get the special treatment!
How much: Prenatal Massage (Foot & Calf) $388/50 minutes; Prenatal Massage (Body), $548/50 minutes
Zhen Foot Spa and Body Massage, Suite 1802, Century Square, 1-13 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, 2116 3980, email@example.com
The Feel Good Factor – Pregnancy Spa Packages, foot massage in Central
Also known as FGF, this Sassy Mama favourite for manis and pedis, also specialises in pregnancy massages. With a specially crafted pregnancy bed containing a hole to accommodate that growing tummy, you’ll feel comfortable and secure. Take advantage of the two packages offered, which include your choice of a massage or a hydrating facial plus a pedicure to pretty up those swelling feet.
How much: Pregnancy massage $850/60 minutes; Pregnancy massage $1,1610/90 minutes (including pedicure); Hydrating Facial $800/60 minutes
The Feel Good Factor, 2/F, Winsome House, 73 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2530 0610, WhatsApp: 9336 8831, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.feelgoodfactor.com.hk
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Iyara Day Spa Nail Lounge – For pregnancy manicure and prenatal pampering
With soft lighting, warm neutral tones, the smell of essential oils, each of Iyara four spa’s is a perfect place to get your nails done. Offering Couleur Caramel a French vegan 7-free polish that is also free of parabens you can be assured that your hands are in good hands.
How Much: Prices start from $250 for a regular manicure and $350 for a pedicure.
Iyara Nail Lounge, 1/F 28 Cochrane Street, Central, 2545 8638, various locations for massages across Hong Kong, www.iyaradayspa.com
Nail Me – Pregnancy-safe manicures, pedicures and pampering
With multiple branches on and off the island to choose from and professional service, Nail Me offers Ella + Mila a 7-free vegan US nail polish with vibrant colours. It also has kids manicures and pedicures.
How Much: Prices start from $240 for a regular manicure $400 for a pedicure. Kids manicure $120, kids pedicure #200
Nail Me, various locations across Hong Kong, www.nailmehk.com
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Love Hair – Organic mineral hair colour that’s safe during pregnancy
Does getting your hair done make you feel revived? From the moment you walk into Love Hair you’re in for a relaxing time! Friendly and casual, you can sit back, sip on your beverage of choice, relax and enjoy the process. Love hair uses Original mineral permanent hair colour, which is free from ammonia, resorcinol and PPD – paraphenylenediamine. The salon also offers Bhave, which is a chemical-free smoothing treatment.
Love Hair, 1/F, 99F Wellington Street, Central, 2458 0190, www.lovehairhk.com
Emmanuel F – Organic, eco-friendly, pregnancy-safe hair products
The overarching philosophy at Emmanuel F is organic, and eco-friendly products. The salon uses ‘Organic colour solutions’, a UK-based hair dye, that is ethically sourced and cruelty-free. A one-stop shop also offering NCLA, a 5-free nail polish, so why not get your nails done at the same time whilst gazing at the starlit sky inside the shampoo room!
Emmanuel F, G/F 176 Wellington Street, Central, 2167 8280, www.emmanuelf.com
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Pregnancy Massage And Prenatal Pampering: Spa Safety During Pregnancy
During this extremely sensitive time, safety precautions are a necessity.
- When in doubt, speak to your doctor before booking any prenatal treatments.
- Be cautious about using essential oils during the first trimester of pregnancy, especially for mums prone to miscarriage.
- Use safe essential oils, in droplets or even diluted with a carrier oil. The best include citrus oils, lavender, ylang-ylang, and eucalyptus to name a few. Make sure you’re using 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Oils in your massages.
- Opt for scent-free lotions, especially if you’re super sensitive to smells during this time.
- Make sure you’re in a well-ventilated room, especially if you’re receiving manicures and pedicures.
- Attending spas during your first trimester, so as to not affect the baby’s early development.
- Heat treatments, like saunas, steam rooms, tanning beds, hot springs, whirlpools, and hot tubs – let that bump breathe!
- Chemical peels of any kind, as absorbing these chemicals have not been proven safe for your baby.
- Essential oils like nutmeg, rosemary, basil, jasmine, clary sage and juniper berry – especially without consulting a doctor first.
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Editor’s note: This article was originally written by Dervla in 2016, updated in December 2017, April 2019, and most recently updated in September 2022 by Alex Purcell Garcia.