Here are a few reasons that pregnant women might develop hand and wrist pain. Hint, it might be coming from the neck! Plus, some helpful advice to get relief.
One of my earlier videos, but still a good lesson in how to take an epsom salt bath.
In 2017 I got trained in Frequency Specific Microcurrent. In this video I explain what it is and how I integrate it into my massage practice. For more information, visit the page dedicated to FSM.
Here is my newest video for you, it is all about prenatal massage - my unique take on torso work as a structural therapist and an introduction to the bolstering system I use. So if you have a pregnant friend or family member looking for prenatal massage work please watch and share this video with them. Keep your eyes out! Towards the end I’ve included a picture of me when I was pregnant with my first child.
Finally! I found a postural device that I believe in so much that I’m now selling it in my office. The NadaChair is a back support system that you can use sitting cross-legged on the floor or in a standard chair. It holds the pelvis at a neutral position so the spine can be lengthened and properly aligned. This is a great device for pregnant women, desk jobs, conferences, airplanes, meditation, or couch sitting. To learn more about how to use it and why as a postural massage therapist I recommend it please watch this video I made for you.
Thank you to those clients who have referred me to your friends who could use my work and also to those who left great reviews on Google or Facebook. These have encouraged other clients to come in for pain relief.
I’m getting positive client feedback since listing all available time slots at the top of my Facebook page. You may reference that even without an account.
As spring has surrounded my office in the form of leaves of various textures and greens, the waterfall sound out the office window, blue herons, cardinals & hawks in view, I learned that the Japanese has a phrase for what I’m trying to do. It is called shinrin-yoku. That literally translates to “forest bathing”. I try to take in my Austin forest to soothe and calm me, revive me, slow me down, help me feel present and grateful for today. Next time you walk through my little forest to come for your massage I invite you to slow down and enjoy a shinrin-yoku too. Here is an interesting article if you’d like to learn more.
I look forward to seeing you on my table soon!
Katie Pudhorodsky, LMT of Katie Massage
For the past 14 years I've been studying the structure of the body and suggesting ways clients can improve their posture at home or work. I've recently found a postural device that is good for sitting in a chair or on the floor cross legged. So I'm pleased to now sell Nada-Chair. I currently have the Back-Up device in my office for you to try and purchase. I can order any other system for you and have it directly shipped it you (no extra shipping fee). I'm happy to discuss which device is best for you. Please watch my video to understand why as a postural massage therapist I recommend this device and how to use it.
Massage therapy is a compliment to chiropractic care. If both will be done on the same day, I suggest having the massage first to relax the tight muscles pulling the bones out of alignment. This might make the adjustment less discomforting and last longer.
Remember that tight muscles pull on bones and influence joints and range of motion. So, to gain the joint range of motion back the muscle tension needs to be addressed.
Traditional chiropractic care does not treat ischemic tissues and trigger points in muscles. This is always addressed in a massage session.
In July 2014 I took a road trip in North Carolina to Asheville in order to receive a session from Kyle Wright, LMBT. Kyle was the founder of the massage school that I graduated from and taught at for five years. During my two hour NMT session I got to feel how Kyle's structural work has changed. I'll be integrating some of his communication skills, techniques and slower paced style.
September 2013 I got to take another continuing education class with Judith DeLany of NMT Center. This class added to my knowledge of treating the head, neck and jaw from a structural perspective. What I loved was the focus on anatomy and detailed intraoral work to help clients with TMJ pain.