Here are the types of treatment Kylie provides
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Myofascial Release
- Swedish Massage
- Remedial Exercise
- Pre/Post-Natal Massage
Some of the many benefits of massage therapy are:
- Decreased muscle tension
- Decreased anxiety
- Decreased muscle spasms
- Decreased pain / discomfort
- Increased circulation and relaxation
- Increased lymphatic drainage
A relaxation massage is exactly what the name implies: a massage strictly for the purposes of rest and relaxation. This massage technique is not designed for therapeutic effects or for dealing with chronic pain or discomfort.
The term Swedish massage describes a system of massage developed approximately 100 years ago. It involves a classic set of techniques including stretching and compression that are designed to increase circulation, mobilize scar and connective tissue and induce relaxation in the parasympathetic nervous system. Many other modalities have evolved from traditional Swedish techniques, and often incorporate them to achieve a relaxing and therapeutic session. Results from Swedish massage include increased flexibility and a renewed positive outlook on your day. You can expect to feel relaxed and rejuvenated; you may also feel warm, fluid and more open in joints and tendons. Swedish massage uses oil or lotion.
Deep tissue massage describes more targeted techniques designed to release adhesions (or knots), improve range of motion and alleviate muscular pain. If you have a specific area of discomfort where you need focused, sustained and possibly intense work, this is the treatment for you.Deep does not imply that the work uses strong pressure, but rather that it is accessing the deeper tissues of your body’s structure. The techniques of deep tissue are often combined with Swedish strokes to create a unified and balanced session, helping to relax the nervous system while decreasing the discomfort of chronically contracted or adhered tissues.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point therapy is a modality that focuses on the source of chronic pain or spasm in a muscle or muscle group. A unique characteristic of trigger points is their ability to register and affect referred pain from other parts of the body. Many complaints in the hands, arms and head stem from trigger points in the neck muscles. Sciatica-like pain patterns can be referred from gluteal and hip flexor muscles.When you’re injured, your body quickly develops a protective pattern. Think of how when you bang your knee, you automatically curl up to hold your knee. Your body has a powerful memory, and will hold on to patterns for long periods of time. Trigger points develop within that pattern of protection. Through compression and stretching, trigger points can be released. The result is often relief to a much larger area of discomfort.
Literally translated, the term “myofascial” means muscle connective tissue. Every part of your body, down to every cell wall, is connected to and surrounded by fascia (connective tissue). The fascia attaching muscles, bones and skin is the most susceptible to postural habits, injury, scar tissue and overuse, which create patterns of holding in the body. When fascia is holding in an inappropriate area, it will constrict nerves and cause pain and reduce range of motion. Myofascial therapy addresses the muscles and joints in three dimensions, using pulls, stretches and broad compression to achieve movement. The techniques can be quite subtle or applied deeply, and typically employ long holds, giving the fascia time to melt and release its powerful grip. The work can achieve very profound results in decreasing pain and increasing range of motion. Regular myofascial work can result in improved posture and gait and significantly improved circulation, especially in the joints.
After a massage therapy treatment, you are given remedial exercises. These exercises are part of a treatment plan which include specific stretching and strengthening techniques that you are able to do at home. With the self-care plan you are to understand what you can do to maintain your body on a daily basis.
Therapeutic massage can ease the physical discomforts, stress, and anxiety many women experience during pregnancy. It can help reduce edema in the extremities, improve circulation and reduce spasms in tight overworked muscles, improve posture and restful sleep, increase relaxation, and help women feel nurtured. Women who have utilized massage during pregnancy find that they are more aware and in-tune with their own bodies. They feel this increased awareness has improved their experience of labor and improved their ability to participate in the delivery process.