Category: Therapeutic Healing Bodywork in Santa Barbara

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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Therapeutic Massage PRO Therapy, Santa Barbara, Goleta, Professional Customized Healing Therapeutic Advanced Deep Tissue Massage

Therapeutic Massage PRO Therapy, Santa Barbara, Goleta, Professional  Customized  Healing Therapeutic Advanced Deep Tissue Massage

Therapeutic massage is a general term that describes any type of massage modality that helps relieve pain, reduce stress, and work on a specific problem—such as a frozen shoulder. People tend to assume therapeutic massage means deep tissue massage, and that they will get a very strong massage.

What is therapeutic massage used for?

Therapeutic massage incorporates a variety of advanced modalities that enhance the body’s natural restorative functioning. Light to firm touch is used to release tension, relax muscles, increase blood and lymph circulation, and impart a sense of calm.

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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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Therapeutic Massage, Massage Therapy in Santa Barbara, Goleta, CA

Therapeutic Massage, Massage Therapy in Santa Barbara, Goleta, CA

Therapeutic massage is the manual manipulation of the body’s soft tissue, and it’s generally used for the reduction of stress and pain. It has been used in many world cultures for more than 4,000 years. Because many diseases are exacerbated by stress, therapeutic massage can help a person become healthier and more resistant to disease

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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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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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Yoga, Pilates, Stretching and Massage. Practice these as much as possible. Therapeutic Pain Relief, Santa Barbara, Goleta

Why do Yoga, Pilates, Stretching and Massage work together? It is hard to find a better combination of relaxation, increased circulation, and range of motion. Yoga and massage can work together to relieve stress and tension throughout your life. Yogis need a massage and massage therapists and bodyworkers need yoga. The two arts are sisters. Therapists’ knowledge of yoga informs …

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Neuromuscular Release

Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is an approach to soft tissue manual therapy in which quasi-static pressure is applied to the soft tissue to stimulate the skeletal striated muscle.     Neuromuscular therapy is also called trigger point myotherapy. The American Academy of Pain Management recognizes this form of massage therapy as an effective treatment for back pain caused by soft …

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