Prenatal | Pregnancy | Postpartum massage therapy | Booking
You have most likely been searching “back pain during pregnancy” to find us here, your search is over and we are so glad you’ve found us!
Inside The Red Tent…We specialize in hands on care throughout the childbearing year, we didn’t just add it on to the bottom of our spa menu.
We are dedicated to the premise that all women deserve personal care and attention tailored to their individual needs, especially during pregnancy and especially when experiencing pain during. Whether you are having a perfect pregnancy or are experiencing discomforts such as;
- Muscle and joint pain
- Fluid retention
- back and neck pain
- Stress an fatigue
- Anxiety and sleeplessness
- prenatal massage speciality
Pregnancy is a time of changes, some eagerly embraced, and others less welcome. Your entire body adapts to new life growing within you. You also face important life changes at home or at work, with family and friends.
You need and deserve support, especially since two people now depend on your health and vitality. Massage during pregnancy is a safe, wonderful way to relax, increase your energy, and release discomfort during your pregnancy. The caring touch of massage therapy can help you experience your changing body in a positive, accepting way. Massage can also be something special for you at a time when so much of your attention is on the baby to come.
Massage in pregnancy and after birth can help with many of the aches and pains during pregnancy and as your growing body changes, so does our focus during sessions. Your needs and positioning change through pregnancy and because we are specialists, we know this!
What you need at 5 weeks pregnant with sacral back pain shifts to the mid and upper back and you hit big growth spurt at 26 weeks. And then 3rd trimester it can change again and positioning changes and then baby’s position is so important for an easy birth.
Some possible benefits of prenatal massage therapy are:
- Relieve pain in your muscles and joints that must support added and redistributed weight.
- Increase flexibility, making it easier for your body to adjust to a changing shape.
- Ease constipation, gas and heartburn as general relaxation stimulates intestinal movement.
- Reduces excess fluid retention by gently pushing fluid into circulation where it can be eliminated.
- Slow the progress of varicose veins as enhanced circulation lowers pressure on bulging veins.
- Relieves headaches caused by tension, constipation, or buildup of metabolic waste products.
- Relieves stress by reducing stress hormones = better sleep!
- Can help prevent poor position of baby for labor & birth by gently balancing the uterine ligaments.
- Integrates mind, body and spirit and is drug-free!
Stress and fatigue
Change, even welcome change, is stressful. The tension caused by stress, along with the physical changes of pregnancy, can sap your energy for coping day-to-day. A soothing massage can relieve physical and emotional tension, help you sleep better, and boost your energy. Massage loosens tight muscles and calms the nervous system. It also increases circulation, bringing energy- producing nutrients to your cells and carrying away metabolic waste products. With massage, you can also become more aware of your body, which helps you recognize tension as it builds during the day and consciously release it.
Learning self-help techniques
Besides the immediate relief you get from a prenatal massage, you may also learn ways to make yourself more comfortable at home. You may find ways to use pillows for support when you are lying down. Your massage therapist might give you feedback on your posture or suggest gentle exercises, stretches, and breathing techniques to help you relax and relieve tension.
Is Massage always appropriate?
Massage is healthful and enjoyable during a normal pregnancy. However, because massage is not appropriate for some conditions, your massage therapist will want to know about your general health and your pregnancy. Always tell your massage therapist about any changes.
Preparing for labor
Pregnancy massage can help you prepare for the birthing process in at least two ways. First, through massage you can increase your awareness of tension in your body and learn how to consciously release it. You can also prepare for labor by practicing focus, breathing and relaxation techniques while a tender area is being massaged. Massage therapy also has been proven to decrease the releases of stress hormones that causes tension and increases pain and increases the release of endorphins, the body’s own natural tranquilizers. The result will be increased confidence and control during labor.
Rest assured knowing that you and your precious baby are in the best of hands here at The Red Tent.
All pregnancy/prenatal massages at The Red Tent are performed by our certified prenatal therapists, with every detail taken care of for your comfort. We use the body Cushion® support system for comfortable side lying positions.
*Please beware of massage tables for pregnancy with a cut out for pregnant bellies, as these tables ARE NOT recommended for pregnancy massage and are not used at The Red Tent.
Our therapists have decades of experience and have studied, completed and passed the rigorous pre & perinatal massage therapy certification by Carole Osborne Sheets. You will never receive a disappointing prenatal massage at the Red Tent.
massage pricing |appointments
60 minute Red Tent Signature prenatal or postpartum massage $85 | 90 minutes $120
Your comfort and well being is our specialty here at The Red Tent, save with series pricing and make regular peace & relaxation an affordable option for you and your baby.
Series of 5 – 60 minute massages $390 | 10 series $720
Housecalls $120 and up – 60 minute massage ( travel area, parts of Miami-Dade, Broward & Palm Beach) call or contact us for details