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9 Best Head Massages In Singapore For A Shiok & Affordable De-Stress Sesh

Affordable head massage in Singapore

After a long day at work, all we want to do is unwind and relax. While there are many ways to have a mental reset – from bingeing on Netflix shows to clocking in an hour of yoga – sometimes all we need is a nice head massage.

Specifically targeting the muscles and blood vessels underneath the scalp, head massages help release tension from the muscles while also helping to improve memory. Here are some of our favourite places to get a rejuvenating yet affordable head massage in Singapore without breaking the bank.

1. Inara – $38 head massages at Far East Plaza & Dhoby Ghaut

Image credit: Inara Beauty Bar via Google Maps

Say you’re heading to town with the girls because you’re in need of a pamper sesh. Consider dropping by Inara, situated at Far East Plaza and Dhoby Ghaut for a quick head massage in between your shopping spree. 

Prices here are affordable despite its prime locations – you can get a basic 30-minute massage at just $38, and a 1-hour massage at $58. Should you have extra time to spare, you can also try out the other beauty treatments available, including lash extensions from $37 and facials from $38.

Inara Beauty Bar
190 Clemenceau Ave, #05-08, Singapore 239924
Opening Hours: Saturday 10:30-20:30 Show More Timings Hide
Monday 10:30 AM-08:30 PM
Tuesday 10:30 AM-08:30 PM
Wednesday 10:30 AM-08:30 PM
Thursday 10:30 AM-08:30 PM
Friday 10:30 AM-08:30 PM
Saturday 10:30 AM-08:30 PM
Sunday Closed

2. Moomin – Japanese-style dry massage for deep sleep

Image adapted from: Moomin Sg via Facebook

Moomin’s head massage focuses on promoting healthy sleep by targeting the lymphatic vessels and stiff muscles beneath the scalp. This helps ease sleep deprivation which is often caused by stress, irregular sleep patterns, and also long working hours – we’re looking at you overtime workers. 

Image credit:
Moomin Sg via Facebook

With 2 outlets at VivoCity and Funan, it is accessible via HarbourFront MRT and City Hall MRT respectively. Prices start at $48 for a 30-minutes dry massage that won’t leave you feeling oily and sticky afterwards.

107 North Bridge Rd, #B1-19, Singapore 179105
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Monday 11:00 AM-09:00 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM-09:00 PM
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Moomin Deep Sleep Dry Head Massage (VivoCity)
1 HarbourFront Walk, #02-96 VivoCity, Singapore 098585
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Monday 11:00 AM-09:00 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM-09:00 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM-09:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM-09:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM-09:00 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM-09:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM-09:00 PM

3. Lily Head & Hair Spa – $80 deep cleansing massage for frizzy hair

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Lily Head & Hair Spa is located in the CBD, making it convenient for an after-work wind-down sesh. Since it’s a hair salon instead of a massage parlour, shampoo and treatment are also included in the scalp massage.

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The Cream Bath Treatment ($80) seeks to address frizzy hair problems while giving you a massage that cleanses and nourishes the scalp. Interestingly, although this is a traditional Indonesian treatment, all the staff here are Japanese, so you’ll get to experience a unique mesh of East and Southeast Asian hospitality.

Lily Head & Hair Spa
6A Shenton Way, #03-16A OUE Downtown Gallery, Singapore 068815
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Monday 10:00 AM-06:00 PM
Tuesday 09:00 AM-08:00 PM
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Sunday 10:00 AM-06:00 PM

4. Indulge Skin & Body Lab – TCM-based herbal therapy

Image credit: Indulge Skin & Body Lab via Facebook

It is believed that when the flow of qi (vital energy) is blocked, it could result in fatigue and even lead to depression. Enter Indulge Skin & Body Lab’s Tou Dao Tang Herbal Head & Scalp therapy ($198) which uses TCM massage techniques to increase blood flow by clearing up the blockages in your blood vessels. 

This treatment seeks to detoxify your system, improve qi, and also boost the health of your scalp which will then prevent thinning, hair loss, and grey hairs.

Book your appointment through Salon Finder if you’re a first-time customer above the age of 25 to save a mind-boggling 81%, making the price just $38. The promotion is valid until 17th Nov 2022.

Full list of Indulge Skin & Body Labs outlets.

Indulge Skin & Body Lab
53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, #02-06, Singapore 569933
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Monday 10:00 AM-09:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM-10:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM-10:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM-10:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM-10:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM-10:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM-09:00 PM

5. Bamboo Vietnam Hair Spa – Massages from $1/minute

Image credits: Feng Wei via Google Maps

Bamboo Vietnam Hair Spa provides a simple 3-in-1 massage for your head, neck, and shoulders at just $30 for 30 minutes. This is a basic massage that’s great for those on a budget. They’re also conveniently located a stone’s throw away from Jalan Besar MRT.

Image credit: Bamboo Vietnam Hair Spa via Facebook

Other non-massage services such as a pampering Hair Spa ($30) are also offered here. It involves an organic treatment, hair wash, and even a cucumber face mask – so your complexion won’t be neglected. 

Bamboo Vietnam Hair Spa
65 Jln Besar, Singapore 208813
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Monday 11:00 AM-10:30 PM
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Sunday 11:00 AM-10:30 PM

6. The Thai Spa – Affordable $58 massages in Suntec

The Thai Spa is adorned with Thai-inspired decor for ultimate Bangkok vibes
Image credit: The Thai Spa via Facebook

 Travelling to Thailand just for a massage isn’t the soundest of decisions, but at The Thai Spa, therapists are trained with proper Thai massage techniques so you can get an authentic experience. 

Image credit: The Thai Spa via Facebook

Their Head, Neck & Shoulders massage starts from $58 for 30 minutes, featuring renowned Thai massage techniques and aromatic oils. The massage rooms come fully equipped with private showers and in addition to that, a private jacuzzi is available in the couple massage room should you feel like enjoying a massage with your significant other.

Suntec City Mall, Tower 1, North Wing, Level 3, #324, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983
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Monday 11:00 AM-09:30 PM
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7. Kenko Wellness – Acupressure massage at 6 locations

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With 6 outlets across Singapore, Kenko Wellness has made it very convenient to book a massage nearby wherever you may stay or work at. 

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Their recommended treatment would be the Acupressure Head Massage ($42 for 20 minutes) which kneads away at your pressure points, shoulders, and also your neck – relieving you of headaches, anxiety, and stress. This is suitable for a quick massage during your lunch breaks to get you back into the office feeling refreshed. 

Full list of Kenko Wellness outlets., and check out these deals for Kenko Wellness Reflexology Massage.

Kenko Wellness (South Bridge)
199 South Bridge Rd, Singapore 058748
Opening Hours: Saturday 10:00-20:00 Show More Timings Hide
Monday 10:00 AM-10:30 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM-08:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM-08:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM-08:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM-08:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM-08:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM-10:30 PM

8. Beautrim Care – Respiratory relief massage in Bishan

Beautrim Care is conveniently located 5 minutes from Bishan MRT.
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Starting at $58 for 45 minutes, Beautrim Care’s Head Massage claims to relieve asthmatic symptoms. In addition, this therapy focuses on increasing the flow of blood which helps to relieve tension while giving you a sense of rejuvenation. Folks with sinus issues will benefit from the facial massage at the end of the session which clears blockages in the sinuses. 

Beautrim Care
508 Bishan Street 11, #01-388, Singapore 570508
Opening Hours: Saturday 10:30-19:00 Show More Timings Hide
Monday 10:30 AM-07:00 PM
Tuesday 11:30 AM-08:30 PM
Wednesday 11:30 AM-08:30 PM
Thursday 11:30 AM-08:30 PM
Friday 11:30 AM-08:30 PM
Saturday 10:30 AM-07:00 PM
Sunday Closed

9. Knead Press Spa – Late-night pampering sessions till 4.30am

Image adapted from: Knead Press Spa via Facebook

Knead Press Spa remains open well into the wee hours of the morning – suitable for winding down after singing your heart out in a midnight karaoke session. Pace and rhythm aren’t only important in singing, but in massages as well. Hence, therapists here are trained to personalise their pace and rhythm to suit each customer. 

Head massages here are easy on the wallet starting from $35 for 30 minutes. Add-ons such as facials and ear candling are also available at $58 and $30 respectively.

Knead Press Spa @ Kovan
23A Simon Rd, Singapore 545910
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Pamper yourself with a head massage in Singapore

Self-care is important. We go for body massages when we have aches in our muscles, but what about the migraines and tension headaches we get from stress?

The muscles under our scalp go through the same – if not more – stresses as the ones in other parts of the body, so it’s important to address them as well. With some places staying open till 4.30am, there will always be time away from hectic schedules to treat yourself. 

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Cover image adapted from: Kenko, Moomin Sg via Facebook
First published on 28th September 2022. Last updated by Joycelyn Yeow on 10th July 2023.

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