Along the Way Massage Therapy Kristy Lloyd, LMT

Along the Way Massage Therapy          Kristy Lloyd, LMT

Supporting the body with a relaxing & therapeutic massage experience.

Operating as usual

Pain 07/29/2021

Pain

Running stairs at Mt Bonnell is no joke! *Strong Not Sedentary*
What song motivates you today?

Song of the day workout:

Pain De La Soul · Song · 2016

Photos from Along the Way Massage Therapy          Kristy Lloyd, LMT's post 07/27/2021

The Posterior Chain and The Foot Connection - https://mailchi.mp/b67b14fa645c/the-posterior-chain-and-the-foot-connection In this newsletter, I will show you the way in which the bottoms of our feet are connected to our posterior legs (and actually all the way up to the upper back) in the way of what is known as the "posterior chain."

[06/11/21]   QOTD: Ah! That was amazing. I am so glad I found you!”

06/01/2021

New Office Space Now Available - https://mailchi.mp/d8bcbe72353e/new-office-space-now-available Please note that I will be providing you with your next nourishing massage session in my new space at 8303 Shoal Creek Blvd, Suite 300, Austin, TX 78757. Please text me at 512-743-3946 or email me at [email protected] to schedule your next session.

New Office Space Now Available - https://mailchi.mp/d8bcbe72353e/new-office-space-now-available Please note that I will be providing you with your next nourishing massage session in my new space at 8303 Shoal Creek Blvd, Suite 300, Austin, TX 78757. Please text me at 512-743-3946 or email me at [email protected] to schedule your next session.

04/27/2021

Benefits of Massage for Chronic Inflammation, Pain, and Autoimmune Diseases - https://mailchi.mp/ade471b03bc1/benefits-of-massage-for-chronic-inflammation-pain-and-autoimmune-diseasesMassage therapy is extremely beneficial when it comes to chronic pain and inflammation.

Benefits of Massage for Chronic Inflammation, Pain, and Autoimmune Diseases - https://mailchi.mp/ade471b03bc1/benefits-of-massage-for-chronic-inflammation-pain-and-autoimmune-diseasesMassage therapy is extremely beneficial when it comes to chronic pain and inflammation.

04/06/2021

I love this adjustment that Mike Reinold is encouraging. This form ensures that you will truly isolate your hip adductors and not engage your back and opposite hip. I will definitely adopt this approach in my future sessions. Check out www.mikereinold.com for more amazing functional exercise and rehab strengthening tips.

I love this adjustment that Mike Reinold is encouraging. This form ensures that you will truly isolate your hip adductors and not engage your back and opposite hip. I will definitely adopt this approach in my future sessions. Check out www.mikereinold.com for more amazing functional exercise and rehab strengthening tips.

Timeline Photos 03/03/2021

New Texas Mask Mandate - https://mailchi.mp/97b6b66572a2/new-texas-mask-mandate I want to reassure you that masks will still be required during our massage sessions together. Please contact me if you have any questions.

New Texas Mask Mandate - https://mailchi.mp/97b6b66572a2/new-texas-mask-mandate I want to reassure you that masks will still be required during our massage sessions together. Please contact me if you have any questions.

02/22/2021

The connection between chronic shoulder and low back pain and a tight latissimus dorsi - https://mailchi.mp/127f48ac6a9b/the-connection-between-chronic-shoulder-and-low-back-pain-and-a-tight-latissimus-dorsi

03/20/2020

Try Box Breathing

A great way to minimize anxiety and stimulate the Vagus Nerve to turn off the fight-flight-or freeze response is to practice Box breathing. Please note that I prefer more of a visualization and a movement of the diaphragmatic breath to “move downward toward the pelvic floor” rather than to have the goal of “filling up the lungs with air” which tends to encourage more neck breathing.
Neck breathing tends to be burdensome on the neck musculature while encouraging shallow breath intake.

https://youtu.be/I6uvIb_1ZcQ

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03/17/2020

In the time of social distancing and uncertainty - https://mailchi.mp/3389c87d826d/in-the-time-of-social-distancing-and-uncertainty Here is my latest newsletter and update on my availability. Please click on the link to read. Thank you for taking good care of your self, your families, and our amazing Health Care Professionals.

03/15/2020

Dr. Ben Kim

This is very sound advice and perspective.
I certainly am getting plenty of practice with diaphragmatic breathing today.

In monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, I'm feeling more optimistic than I was about a week ago, primarily because it's clear that more countries are understanding the importance of social distancing, canceling unnecessary gatherings, avoiding non-essential travel, and supporting the health care system.

Canada and the United States appear to be learning from what is happening in Italy, Spain, and other European countries.

I anticipate that within the next few days to a week, Canada and the United States will follow the lead of others in temporarily shutting down all non-essential services, leaving only grocery stores, pharmacies, hospitals, the postal service, and possibly portions of the freight industry open to operate.

Children and adolescents do not appear to get sick from this virus, but they are highly effective carriers, which is why temporarily closing schools is a prudent decision. For now, schools in North America appear to be taking closures on a biweekly or monthly basis, but I would not be surprised if provinces and states eventually decide to cancel school for the remainder of this current semester.

As I've tried to be clear about in previous updates on COVID-19, the risk of mortality for generally health people is very low, somewhere between 0 to 1 percent and skewing closer to 0 the healthier a person is.

The reason for adhering to social distancing is to lower morbidity and mortailty rates for the following groups of people who are at higher risk of experiencing serious complications from COVID-19:

1. Health care workers and first responders.

2. The elderly - those over 70 years of age.

3. People who are on immunosuppressive drugs.

4. People who have existing respiratory or cardiovascular disease, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hypertension, and diabetes.

For people in these groups, in the event that they are infected with SARS-CoV2 (the actual virus that causes COVID-19 disease), thankfully, there are developing treatment options that appear to be helpful.

One antiviral drug that has been used in many cases of COVID-19 globally is remdesivir, an antiviral drug made by Gilead Sciences. Remdesivir was originally developed to treat Ebola, and shows promise in the treatment of a range of RNA viruses. Data on remdesivir and its effectiveness in treating COVID-19 should become available sometime in April.

Others are suggesting and testing the use of antibodies from plasma of patients who have recovered from COVID-19. As of Sunday afternoon, there are 162,701 infections and 76,219 recovered cases reported globally, so using convalescent plasma appears to be viable and scalable should it be widely adopted as a treatment option.

What we're trying to avoid is overwhelming hospitals and exceeding their capacity to provide critical care for those who develop severe respiratory distress - at some point, insufficient ventilators can be the reason for people dying from COVID-19, and this can be prevented or at least minimized if all of us do our part with social distancing.

The pathophysiology of the SARS-CoV2 virus and COVID-19 disease is still being studied, but all evidence thus far points to it attacking enough alveoli in the lungs to cause fluid buildup and collapse of sections of the lungs. SARS-CoV2 also appears to reduce the oxygen-carrying capacity of red blood cells, which may ultimately be the reason why people with cardiovascular disease and diabetes have a higher risk of experiencing serious complications with COVID-19.

So beyond social distancing, what can we do?

1. Prioritize restful sleep.

2. Be mindful of managing emotional stress.

3. Engage in regular exercise - with all of the equipment-free exercise routines available at YouTube, all of us can find ways of working on our mobility and conditioning while at home. For those who may not be aware of our playlist of various mobility exercise routines, they can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtIHyotxA0bv8VcWIq4BpmvkidxpLI-Dh

4. Stay well hydrated with healthy liquids and water-rich foods.

5. Prioritize intake of healthy protein and healthy fat and reduce intake of sugar and other refined carbohydrates.

6. Reach out to loved ones regularly via phone and video chat if available - let's not underestimate the need for human connection and the dangers of loneliness.

7. Engage in deep, diaphragmatic breathing a few times daily. If we can do this in fresh air, all the better, even if it's through a window.

8. Have a stockpile of non-perishable food and other needed supplies, enough to last a household for at least three weeks.

03/11/2020

Transparency Through New Health Concerns - https://mailchi.mp/3c8aa650c3bf/transparency-through-new-health-concerns Here is my latest newsletter. I look forward to supporting you during this time of growing concern and awareness.

02/19/2020

Osteopatia e Medicina

Ouch! Discogenic back pain and radiculopathy is not fun. (Shooting nerve pain can reach all the way to your toes and should be addressed immediately.) Feel free to ask me any questions and I can guide you 512-743-3946

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02/19/2020

Shoulder Stabilizing with the Serratus Anterior Muscle - https://mailchi.mp/779da004df40/shoulder-stabilizing-with-the-serratus-anterior-muscle Here, in this month's newsletter, I discuss the importance of strengthening the Serratus Anterior muscle to minimize scapular winging, provide overhead strength, and improve thoracic posture. With good form comes great function and less discomfort and pain. There is also a great video with specific exercises.

02/18/2020

How about coming in for your nourishing massage this Wednesday at 2:00?

Rise. Breathe. Take care of you.

#neurochild #yesyou

01/11/2020

We take this wonderful, locally made (and tasty) elderberry syrup, along with oregano oil, vitamin C with Rosehips, and a zinc lozenge before dinner every night. Strong immune systems for winter! (And Cedar Fever Season)
*Strong not Sedentary!*

We've got a fresh batch of elderberry syrup ready for pick-up! Message us to reserve yours now.

01/05/2020

I trust Mike Reinold hands down. I look forward to checking this out myself!
* Strong not Sedentary *

Introducing Champion Burn, our brand new 12-week strength training and metabolic conditioning program. Get started for only $19, now through 1/12/20 >> https://championptandperformance.com/online-training/adult-fitness-online-training/

12/12/2019

Happy Hip Flexors and Healthy Holidays to you! - https://mailchi.mp/2fddaafab743/happy-hip-flexors-and-healthy-holidays-to-you Check out my latest newsletter on Hip Flexors. I look forward to connecting with you and helping you to lean in to more flexibility.

11/02/2019

Happy Dia de los Mu***os and All Souls and Saints Days! I have an opening this Sunday at 1:00 if you want some soul-nourishing care. See you then! Schedule online via www.alongthewaymassage.com

10/11/2019

I have room for one 90-minute massage tomorrow, Saturday at 1:15. Your friendly massage therapist welcomes you!

09/25/2019

The Art and Science of Kinesiology

Therapeutic Foot Massage, anyone? I have found that by stretching, elongating, and lengthening your hamstrings, your plantar fascia is also indirectly benefited. If you sit at a desk all day and have plantar fasciitis, it might be from all that sitting! Sitting for long periods of time can tighten hamstrings and thereby affect your feet! The body is amazing: everything is connected.
Book your next massage online via my website at www.alongthewaymassage.com.
**Stay strong and supple, not sedentary**
Warmly, Kristy

Massage of the Plantar Fascia Increases Hamstring Flexibility

09/07/2019

GMB Fitness

Here is a 9 minute video of a fantastic hip opening routine. Greg is mostly actively stretching which is great for a pre-performance or workout. You can do these with sustained holds after a workout, too. Good stuff!

Our hip mobility routine is our most popular for a reason—it works for so many things! Here's how GMB Trainer Greg Woods (from Agatsu NC) has been using this routine for his BJJ practice:

"I'm a white belt, which means on the mat I'm usually getting squashed or choked. But as I'm preparing to tap, I'm always grateful I prepped my joints before having them twisted. I may be inexperienced, but I keep up with my mobility so that I at least won't get injured. It's kind of ridiculous how much pride people take in injury, since it takes you off the mat."

Follow along with the routine Greg is demonstrating in this video, then get more details on these exercises and download our free hip mobility cheatsheet here:
https://s.gmb.io/HipMobility

09/06/2019

More Daytime Sessions Available - https://mailchi.mp/9f2606671703/more-daytime-sessions-available Book your next Thursday morning or afternoon session online at www.alongthewaymassage.com.
I am in my office Thursday through Sunday; Weekday Outcall Sessions are available 9:00AM through 2:30, Monday through Friday with established clients.

08/28/2019

Special Deals on Outcall Massages for the Month of September - https://mailchi.mp/a7eb04596f95/special-deals-on-outcall-massages-for-the-month-of-september

For All of My Established Austin-Based Clientele: Enjoy an in-office or in-home massage for $130 for the month of September! Please contact me directly at 512-743-3946 to schedule your nourishing massage delivered to *YOU*!

08/09/2019

Breathe to Heal | Max Strom | TEDxCapeMay

https://youtu.be/4Lb5L-VEm34

With anxiety, stress, and sleep dysfunction skyrocketing around the globe, it's time we look at the unspoken reasons why. These debilitating challenges can b...

coreexercisesolutions.com 08/06/2019

The Gluteus Maximus: Get Sciatic Pain Relief

Did you the know the piriformis is actually a pelvic floor muscle??
Dr Sarah Ellis Duvall is my new fave! She has loads of information on sciatica, pelvic floor issues, core strengthening, and post-Partum support. Check out this link to learn about the gluteal and piriformis connection to sciatic pain. And then like her page for tips on strengthening your core and glutes.

coreexercisesolutions.com A weak gluteus maximus can cause a person to clinch or squeeze their glutes all the time. This can set off the sciatic nerve.

08/04/2019

Treat your Self to a nourishing massage...

08/04/2019

I am excited to provide your next nourishing and relaxing therapeutic massage in my new office! It feels great with trees and natural sunlight. 3810 Medical Parkway, Suite 232.
Thursdays through Sundays.
See you soon!

07/10/2019

Neurochild Community

Yes— You. 🍂

#fact

06/17/2019

I support this notion.

Take care of you!

thecut.com 05/27/2019

I Now Suspect the Vagus Nerve Is the Key to Well-being

Diaphragmatic breathing is essential for nourishing our parasympathetic nervous system! Sometimes we cannot control our environmental stressors, but how we respond can be as simple as taking a deep breath and slowing down.
"When we breathe in, she explained, the sensory nodes on our lungs (“lung stretch receptors”) send information up through the vagus nerve and into the brain, and when we breathe out, the brain sends information back down through the vagus nerve to slow down or speed up the heart. So when we breathe slowly, the heart slows, and we relax. Conversely, when we breathe quickly, our heart speeds up, and we feel amped, or anxious."

thecut.com “Stimulating” it leads to calmness, but how and why?

05/07/2019

Honoring the Mother within you, in your life, and in your heart - https://mailchi.mp/135bb9dcd82f/honoring-the-mother-within-you-in-your-life-and-in-your-heart

mailchi.mp 03/21/2019

Zebras, New Thursday Hours, and Deep Belly Breathing

Happy Spring! I look forward to seeing how I can support you best! Here is my latest newsletter. Enjoy!

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03/20/2019

Becoming UnBusy

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