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Kinetic Massage 


"Back to school, back to school, to prove to my father that I'm not a fool." – Billy Madison. 


This phrase lives in my head rent-free, probably because I feel like I'm always returning to school. I can't help it; I am always so excited to learn new things, especially regarding massage therapy or health and wellness in general. That's why I am excited to share with you that I recently went "back to school" and completed some advanced education courses, including Kinetic Massage of the Hips, Kinetic Massage of the Neck, Target Muscle Release of the Neck, and Target Muscle Release of the Hips. I am very excited to share with you what this means and how it benefits massage treatments. 


What is kinetic massage?


Kinetic massage is all about movement. It is a dynamic approach to bodywork that involves incorporating movement into massage treatments. Unlike traditional massage, which is stationary, kinetic massage consists of using rhythmic movements, stretches, and mobilizations while applying massage. This approach allows therapists to target muscular imbalances and areas of tension more effectively, resulting in greater flexibility, range of motion, and overall muscle function.


What are the benefits of kinetic massage?


Kinetic massage promotes circulation, facilitating the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to muscles, which helps with tissue repair and regeneration. Increased circulation also removes excess fluid and toxins from the tissues and joints, reducing swelling and inflammation and alleviating pain and tension. 


By gently moving the body through its natural range of motion, kinetic massage helps to increase synovial fluid production, lubricating the joints and facilitating smoother movement. It can be beneficial for individuals suffering from joint stiffness due to arthritis, injury, or immobility. Joint mobilizations can also help to release tension in surrounding muscles and connective tissues, restoring proper joint function and alignment. Kinetic massage can improve posture and increase flexibility and joint mobility, making it a valuable tool in promoting musculoskeletal health and function.


 What can you expect during a kinetic massage?


A kinetic massage will feel very similar to traditional massage treatments. 

It isn't a different treatment, but another technique incorporated into your massage experience. The massage techniques are applied the same way. However, the massage therapist may move a specific joint while applying pressure on a muscle to facilitate further relaxation and achieve more significant results. Some examples are bending and extending the knee or supporting the head and neck and gently moving through its range of motion.  


Who can benefit from kinetic massage?


I am very excited to use these new skills to facilitate more profound healing and relaxation for my clients. I see the value in incorporating these techniques with people suffering from neck tension, headaches, pain between the shoulder blades, lower back, hips, knees, or any stubborn muscles that can't seem to be relieved with regular massage treatments. 


Whether you are seeking relief from physical discomfort, relaxation, or simply enhancing your overall well-being, massage therapy offers a holistic solution that nurtures both body and soul. 



Kaitlyn Froehlich RMT



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