Category: athletic injuries

Santa Barbara Marathon – Massage for Pro and Amateur Runners

Santa Barbara Marathon – Massage for Pro and Amateur Runners

  Riktr PRO Massage offers Pre-event and Post Event Massages for all ages at the Santa Barbara Marathon  – Mention this post and get a $ discount! Conveniently located at 827 State St.  Suite 13 in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. https://goo.gl/maps/zhn9iy6ojDhipk1b9 CONTACT DIRECTIONS for APPOINTMENTS – TEXT ME: THIS IS THE ONLY WAY …

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Bodywork, Therapeutic, Santa Barbara

Bodywork, Therapeutic, Santa Barbara

Bodywork ranges from very gentle energy work where the therapist uses light or even no touch, as in Reiki, to sometimes uncomfortable modalities such as Rolfing Structural Integration. In classic Rolfing, a series of 10 treatments uses physical manipulation of the fascia to release old holding patterns and misalignments that are responsible for much of chronic discomfort and pain. Other bodywork methods are aimed at reeducating the body’s movement patterns so that it functions better.

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Back Pain Injuries/ Low Back Pain Management for Pulls, Strains, Spasms, Santa Barbara, Goleta

Back Pain Injuries/ Low Back Pain Management for Pulls, Strains, Spasms, Santa Barbara, Goleta

Muscle strains and lumbar sprains are the most common causes of low back pain. A low back muscle strain occurs when the muscles of the back are abnormally stretched too far. A lumbar sprain occurs when the ligaments, the tough bands of tissue that hold bones together, are torn from their attachments. Differentiating a strain from a sprain can be difficult, as both injuries will have similar symptoms. Many doctors refer to both injuries as a category called “musculoligamentous injuries” of the lumbar spine. In general, it doesn’t matter what you call the problem because the treatment and prognosis for both back strains and sprains is the same.

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Massage for Damaged Nerves and Muscles from Accidents and Sports Injuries

Damaged nerves in your brain and spinal cord. It can also occur in the peripheral nerves, which are located throughout the rest of your body. Your nervous system is involved in everything your body does, from regulating your breathing to controlling your muscles and sensing heat and cold. There are three types of nerves in the body: Autonomic nerves. These …

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Sports Massage for Athletes in SB – Santa Barbara, Goleta, UCSB, SBCC, Westmont College Athletes

Riktr Pro Massage can be healing, cat-like, relaxing flowers or deep tissue bodywork for sports injuries and muscular and or emotional pain. (We all have holding patterns in our bodies according to Ida Rolf and John F. Barnes.) Nicola, LMT Nicola of Riktr Pro Massage is a practicing licensed insured professional LMT (Licensed Massage Therapist) and fine artist based in Santa Barbara, …

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Running Massage Injuries – Runner’s  Injuries, Sports Massage for Runners

  Riktr Pro Massage can be healing, cat-like, relaxing flowers or deep tissue bodywork for sports injuries and muscular and or emotional pain. (We all have holding patterns in our bodies according to Ida Rolf and John F. Barnes.) Nicola, LMT Nicola of Riktr Pro Massage is a practicing licensed insured professional LMT (Licensed Massage Therapist) and fine artist based in Santa …

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Sports Massage for Female Athletes

Sports Massage for Female Athletes

Female Athletes Like endorphins! My style of Deep Tissue Massage releases the body’s natural painkillers whereby it stimulates the release of endorphins, the morphine-like substances that the body manufactures, into the brain and nervous system….kind of like a “Runners High” or a parasympathetic state “rest and digest” of mind. You will need to book an appointment for …

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Why should Runners get Sports Massage? Massage for Runners Santa Barbara, Goleta

                            Massage for Runners A good therapist can determine where any adhesions may be and then break them up while improving functional flexibility in the tissue. … While it likely won’t help with muscle adhesions or scar tissue, a more relaxing massage still has …

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Athletic Injury, Sports Injuries, Barefoot, Trigger Point, Cupping, Therapeutic Deep Tissue Healing Massage, in Santa Barbara, Goleta

I work with many types of top-level athletes to restore health and muscle function and help them avoid sports injuries.  Deep tissue massage helps in pain relief and injury rehabilitation to overcome sports injuries, stay healthy and perform at your best. If you’re injured, call me. Here a list of some of the major sports injuries that I work on. Achilles …

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