Category: Best Sports Massage

Massage for Headaches, Migraine RELIEF in Santa Barbara, Goleta

Massage for Headaches, Migraine RELIEF in Santa Barbara, Goleta

‘Migraine’ comes from the ancient Greek word “hemicrania” which means “half-head”. Approximately 50 million people in the U.S. suffer. Cause of migraines is not known, why some people get them/some do not. People over 45 who develop migraine headaches with an aura have a six-fold increased risk of having a stroke or heart attack. A migraine stroke occurs when the spasm of the artery feeding the visual fields on one side of the brain is very intense. Women are most affected (3:1 vs.men) most commonly with premenstrual cycle. Approximately 70% of all women who get migraines can predict the onset of a headache around their cycle. Hormonal fluctuations (estrogen) With menopause, fluctuations stop causing a 65-70% less frequency of headaches 30-45-year-olds to have more migraines than any other age groups. 70-80% of migraine sufferers have a family history of migraines, why is not known. 17% of children are affected by severe and recurrent headaches in the U.S. Migraine medication is not recommended until more data shows that drugs can help. Avoid the triggers.

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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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The Massage Knot Assassin of Santa Barbara, Goleta

The Massage Knot Assassin of Santa Barbara, Goleta

A long time client of mine wrote a Goggle Review and called me the “Knot Assassin” so I thought I’d have some fun with it in this post.

Why “Knot Assassin”: It’s Simple – Pro Massage offers a wide variety of massage modalities and tools tailored to each client needs to get those contraction knots worked out. Santa Barbara’s best kept deep tissue massage secret!

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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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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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