Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Review on House of Traditional Javanese Massage on 28 June 2016

Don't be deceived by the no frill, simple shopfront which House of Traditional Javanese Massage located at 598B Sembawang Road has.  Inside the shophouse lies a Bali inspired sanctuary which offers authentic traditional Javanese massage services like no others.  I was very lucky to be approached by the great people from House of Traditional Javanese Massage to try out their massage services together with my Kaiser boy.

House of Traditional Javanese Massage

Exterior of House of Traditional Javanese Massage
 Before the start of our body massages, I had to fill up a form so that the assigned masseur can take note of any contraindication/s.

Kaiser looking on while mummy filled up the form

This was the second time Kaiser was sponsored a body massage together with me.  He was super excited as he looked forward to the day.  When i picked him up from his childcare centre, he was still having his nap.  But the moment I whispered to him that we were going for a massage now, he opened his eyes immediately to pack his school bag to leave... lol.

I am thankful that even since I started to be active on social media, many sponsors are coming forward to pamper me with their awesome services.  And just nice, House of Traditional Javanese Massage offered to do a body massage for Kaiser boy.  As a single mum, I must say I am a very lucky person with so much love from everyone.

My birthday is around the corner anyways, so let this be the start of a relaxing pre-birthday celebration!  At the same time, going for massages together is a great mummy and son bonding activity!

Kaiser can't wait to go for his massage
The interior gave me a feeling that I was transported to Bali straightaway with the clever use of decorative pieces and lighting.

The foot reflexology area
 Let's take a look at the individual rooms for massages.  House of Traditional Javanese Massage has cleverly segregated massage rooms for males and females.  Hence especially for Malays, this would be a great place for massage services.

I love the effort used to decorate the room to look as if one is in Bali!
My Kaiser boy getting ready for his massage.  He knew exactly what to do when the masseur asked him to lie down with his face downwards into the hole.

Kaiser was given a relaxing body massage for children as he was too young for other types of body massage.  I was so glad that Kaiser got to enjoy the massage after House of Traditional Javanese Massage explained the benefits as stated below.


Massage Therapy for Children

Massages for children offers a variety of health benefits. The touch stimulates the body in positive ways to help it grow and develop.

Gentle strokes are administered on the child’s legs, toes, feet, arms, fingers, chest and back.  Repeated strokes and motions are used with alternating hands.  Other techniques including flattened palms, fingers slipping through grasps and tiny circling motions are administered.

Benefits of Child Massage Therapy
  •        Holistic approach towards a childs’ good health
  •        Promotes blood flow and harmonises the workings of the organs.
  •       Stimulates Motor Development  
  •       Eases tension and pain in developing muscles that make motor skills possible
  •       Stimulates Cognitive Development
  •       On a long term basis, it enhances physical fitness and immunity 
  •      Happier and Calmer Children


Kaiser getting ready for his body massage
As for myself, after a discussion with the masseur on my sore muscles after a gym workout the day before, I decided to go for deep tissue javanese massage.

 What is Javanese Massage?

A system of massage that uses all parts of the hand, including the knuckles, to knead and massage the muscles. This massage works on the muscles and nerves to relieve tension, back pain and aid in the healing of fractures.  The pushing and stroking techniques predominate.  We rely upon deep thumb pressures pushing, pressing and circling along and around the body's energy meridians to break down tensely knotted muscles and to stimulate the body's lymphatic system into releasing its self regenerative power. The deep thumb pressure is accompanied with simultaneous stroking palm movements, squeezing and pushing against the skin and veins to improve blood circulation. 

The Benefits of Indonesian Javanese Massage 

  • The blood circulation gets improved and assistance is given to the lymphatic system by helping to eliminate the waste produced by the body. 
  • It helps easing of tension, stiffness and pain, makes breathing better and helps to circulate the blood better. 
  • This massage can stimulate and calm the nervous system, reducing fatigue and the leaves the receiver feeling more rejuvenated. 
  • Relief from headaches, stiff neck, backaches, sore feet and fatigue 
  • Boost energy to the body 
  • Speedier recovery after birth 
  • It can help tone the abdominal skin and to warm and soothe the internal organs and muscle 
  • Help support the lower back and flatten the tummy 
  • To get rid of wind in the body 

My turn to get ready for my body massage

Both our massages took about 60 mins.

Verdict: I love the deep tissue Javanese massage as it was able to kneel my sore and achy muscles at various points.  Oh boy... it was so gratifying to get my body pressed,  kneeled and rolled to ease the pain away.

As for Kaiser boy, he was happy after the body massage because he felt relaxed and loved the gentle massage strokes which made him want to fall asleep.  The masseurs adored him so much that they offered him slices of strawberry cakes which happened to be his favorite as well.  He was throughly enjoying himself throughout the whole experience.  It warmed my heart to see him smiling happily.

Kaiser enjoying his cakes

Special thanks to the awesome people behind House of Traditional Javanese Massage for pampering Kaiser boy and myself.  We are totally grateful for the love!

My Kaiser boy smiling so happily

 And yes, we are a bunch of fun loving people too!

Trying to make funny faces and cute gestures

If you are keen to try authentic traditional javanese massage, House of Traditional Javanese Massage has four outlets located at:

Sembawang Branch
Address: 598b Sembawang Road 
Singapore 758456
Tel: 6756 1050

Pasir Panjang Branch
440 Pasir Panjang Road
Singapore 118782
Tel: 6897 0969

Bukit Timah Branch
783 Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 269760
Tel: 6468 7855

Goldhill Branch
1 Goldhill Plaza #01-35/37
Singapore 308899
Tel: 6252 9330

You can also check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MyHouseofTJM to find out more about them.

Good News!  House of Traditional Javanese Massage is running the following promotions currently:

* GSS special
-1 hour Javanese Massage at only $47 (usual: $60)
- Share & Tag your friend below! They get it at only $37

* Buddy Special
- Complimentary 1 hour Javanese Massage on the house when your friend signs up a a package

Both promotions is only applicable to 1st timers only*

Hurry and book your appointment with them now!