Interested in the latest research into the role of the brain and mind in chronic pain? Then check out Body in Mind for more info, and watch this quick video about understanding pain.
Stretch and Movement classes in Hobart
Is it time to get moving? Are you looking to add something more to support your regular massage treatments? My goal is to guide you on your path to health and wellness. Mark at Integral Movement offers stretch and movement sessions online, face to face and shares lots of great resources on facebook. Give it a try and feel the difference!
In 2017 Kareena received further education and training, completing a Certificate Of Pregnancy Massage with Pregnancy Massage Australia. This thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding course provided Kareena with many tools and techniques to safely and effectively massage pregnant clients experiencing postural changes, aches and pain. Kareena enjoys treating her clients through the many stages of motherhood; pre, during and post pregnancy. Pregnancy massage helps to support the many individual mental and physical changes a mother experiences during pregnancy. Kareena focuses on connecting mum and bub in a safe and supportive environment allowing you to feel completely nurtured.
After taking a full client health history, Kareena will recommend the safest and most comfortable massage position for each client, and discuss a treatment plan. Prone (face down) and supported supine (face up) positions may be fine for some clients depending on the stage of pregnancy and other factors. Each client has specific, individual needs, which require a deeper understanding of the needs of pregnant women.
How does the side lying position benefit a pregnant client?
The side-lying position is comfortable and comforting to mum and baby. This position enables easy access to all areas of the body allowing the whole body to be treated. The side-lying position allows safe access to the problem areas common in pregnancy, such as:
- treatment of the complex hip and gluteal muscles
- relieving sacral ligament pain and strain
- balancing the sacrotuberous and sacrospinous ligaments which are important in preparation for birth
- easing pelvic girdle pain (PGP) and symphysis pubis pain (SPP) with supported pelvis position
- reducing the strain of increased lumbar lordosis (low back spinal curve)
- placing the psoas muscle at ease
- psoas muscle and lumbar extensors release
- easy access to shoulder, neck and pectoral muscles to reduce the shoulder discomforts due to change in breast
- size and forward head position
- easing the axillary breathing muscles including rib cage releases
- abdominal connection and massage to support many changes including constipation, lower back and thoracic pain.
- delivers a sense of nurture and comfort accommodates the increase in joint laxity
- addresses and supports low back and abdominal strain - particularly in the 2nd and 3rd trimester
- minimises strain on uterine ligaments and musculoskeletal structures
- prevents increase in sinus pressure, increase in mucus and potential nose bleed
Kinesiology tape, which you may have seen sports people wearing, can be used to treat sports and non-sports injuries including shin splints, plantar fasciitis, knee and back pain and oedema. The tape is soft, stretchy and conforming and lasts 2-5 days. Research shows it microscopically lifts the skin away from the muscle and fascia below, creating a decompressing effect. It provides external support and neuromuscular feedback, assisting with pain relief and recovery.