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What we specialize in treating:
Kyphosis
  Sciatica

We also specialise in treating pregnancy-related symptoms:
  Posterior Birth Prevention
  Pregnancy-related Back Pain
  Pregnancy-related Sciatica

What is Kyphosis?

Postural Kyphosis occurs when your upper back is rounded and hunched over. This affliction is also known as “Dowager’s Hump”, “stooping”, or “hunchback”. This spinal deformity can occur at any age, affecting normal postural health, causing muscle/joint fatigue, and stiffness. As one ages, osteoporosis can occur.


What are the detrimental effects of Kyphosis?

In general, kyphosis weakens your entire body because you are posturally out of shape, and your chest is caving in on itself. This has knock-on effects to your core stabilizers, and the functioning of your inner organs. Aesthetically speaking, kyphosis is unattractive and unwanted, especially by women. Kyphosis adds strain to your head, neck and back muscles, causing pain and stiffness. It leads to difficulties in moving freely, breathing, and walking, due to the body weakening. Kyphosis prevents you from performing at your highest potential because your spine’s health is compromised.


How does Thai Yoga Massage Counteract the Effects of Kyphosis?

Good health begins with upright, dynamic posture. To achieve this, Thai Yoga Massage moves the entire body in a series of applied, dynamic stretches to correct your postural alignment. This progressive form of guided stretching is especially effective for those who do not like to stretch, and subject their bodies to repetitious movements - - such as constant, daily sitting, or a sedentary life-style. Even elite athletes benefit from Thai Yoga massage because it puts you in stretching positions you cannot normally (or safely) achieve on your own, so you attain a complete body-wide range of movement. For more information, call (323) 868-0082 for an appointment, or find out more about our therapeutic bodywork treatments.


What is Sciatica?

Sciatica is a compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve, which runs down from the pelvic region, and along the backside of your leg. Pain is felt in the lower back, buttock, and down the leg/foot. Typically, the symptoms are felt along one side of the body.


What are the detrimental effects of Sciatica?

A shooting/burning/tingly pain occurs in the inner hip, buttock, and down the backside of the leg. Sciatic pain can be severe, making it very uncomfortable for you to sit or lie down. The constant pain can make life unpleasant and draining. It cripples your performance in daily activities like standing, or even walking.


How does Thai Yoga Massage Counteract the Effects of Sciatica?

At Melt Therapy, our therapeutic treatment program deals with sciatica by intensively working with the feet and legs. Thai Yoga Massage helps open the hips, and thereby uncompress the sciatic nerve pinched deep inside the pelvic region. Greater freedom is created in the pelvic region so that inner organs, nerves, muscles, and joints return to optimal functionality. For more information, call (323) 868-0082 for an appointment or find out more about our therapeutic bodywork treatments..



Pregnancy-related symptoms

Pregnancy can be tough on you, physically and mentally. Carrying a baby inside you shifts your center of gravity and puts a lot of stress on your back, neck, abdominal muscles, and shoulders. Pregnancy also relaxes your ligaments, so that your pelvic joints are less stable, and changes your posture, tipping your pelvis forward. Add to that the extra weight you're carrying and you've got yourself an aching lower back. As your chest and belly continue to grow the strain on your back intensifies as the shoulders are rounded forward. You also tend to be forced into one or two sleeping positions that can put continuous pressure on your hips and torque your back and neck while you (try to) sleep. Consistent pre-natal bodywork can loosen those achy and stiff muscles and help you cope with the discomfort. It can also help regulate the fluctuations in hormones, provide an oasis of calm, and help your heart efficiently deliver nutrients to your baby (after all, it’s working 4 times harder!).


Posterior Birth Prevention

We believe that your health, the health of your baby, and an uncomplicated childbirth all rest upon correct postural alignment.

Our intention with each of our programs is to help correct your postural alignment so that your baby eventually drops into the correct birthing position. We want you to avoid experiencing posterior birth, which is when the baby goes down into the pelvis with the back of their head towards their mother’s spine. This is called posterior birth (aka Back Labor), which can lead to several things:

• You experience a lot of back ache during and in between contractions, which cannot be mollified by drugs.
• Your waters are more likely to break at the beginning of labor.
• Labor is slower.
• You may need forceps or a suction device to help you give birth to your baby.
• Recovery time is slower.
• Your pelvic region and tailbone may experience misalignment causing pain if left uncorrected.

Our mission is to help mothers-to-be have the best possible pregnancy, prepare their bodies for a smooth childbirth, and recover faster post-partum.

Find out more about our therapeutic pre-natal bodywork treatments.

Pregnancy-related Back Pain

While it is fairly common, back pain during pregnancy is not normal. Back pain is a sign of dysfunction and should always be addressed as quickly as possible and managed throughout your pregnancy.

It is estimated that between 50% and 80% of women experience some form of back pain during their pregnancy, ranging from mild pain associated with specific activities to acute back pain that can become chronic.

Low back pain usually occurs between the fourth and seventh month of pregnancy, but can begin as early as eight to twelve weeks into your pregnancy. Women with pre-existing low back problems are at higher risk for back pain, and their back pain can occur earlier in the pregnancy.

Our therapeutic programs address and stretch overly tight muscles, tendons and ligaments and to restore motion to joints that have become restricted. This minimizes the amount of overcompensation in balance that your body needs to do as the baby increases in size and weight. It also gently but firmly helps restore your postural alignment.

In addition to helping you and your baby enjoy a more comfortable and active pregnancy, by restoring normal functional to your back and pelvis we are paving the way for a healthy and uncomplicated labor and delivery. If you have any questions, or to schedule an appointment, please call (323) 868-0082.


Sciatica During Pregnancy

The sciatic nerve is a long nerve that runs from the lower back down the back of the legs and into the feet. When the sciatic nerve can becomes inflamed or pinched you will experience sciatic pain. In addition to pain, sometimes persistent pressure on the sciatic nerve can result in weakness in the leg or surrounding areas, numbness and tingling.

Many women develop sciatica during pregnancy. The sciatic discomfort typically starts in the second trimester, but can begin earlier. The symptoms are typically pain and stiffness in the hips and/or buttocks that gets worse at night (like when you try to roll over in bed) and may radiate several inches down the buttock to the back of the thigh. This type of sciatica is typically caused by a tightening of the piriformis muscle deep in the center of the buttocks.

Find out more about our therapeutic pre-natal bodywork treatments.

 

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West Hollywood, CA 90046
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