Month: November 2017

Mobile Massage Outcall Massage in Santa Barbara, Goleta

Nicola of Riktr Pro Massage is a practicing licensed insured professional LMT (Licensed Massage Therapist) and fine artist based in Santa Barbara, CA. Nicola has a wide range of female and male clients, including athletes, professionals, housewives, artists, landscapers, out of town visitors, people who are retired and students. He is very flexible in scheduling appointments at his …

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Barefoot Massage Santa Barbara Goleta

What is Barefoot Massage?  In Ashiatsu, the practitioner uses their feet to deliver treatment. The name comes from the Japanese, ashi for foot and atsu for pressure.. This technique typically uses the heel, sesamoid, arch and/or whole plantar surface of foot, and offers large compression, tension and shear forces with less pressure than an elbow, and is ideal for large …

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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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Hamstring Injury Pain Pulls Tears Tendonitis Tendinopathy Tenosynovitis

A hamstring injury is a strain or tears to the tendons or large muscles at the back of the thigh. It’s a common injury in athletes and can occur in different severities. The three grades of hamstring injury are grade 1 – a mild muscle pull or strain. Straining of the hamstring, also known as a pulled hamstring, is defined as an excessive stretch or tear of muscle fibers …

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Chronic Pain Syndrome (CPS)

Chronic Pain Syndrome (CPS) Chronic Pain Syndrome (CPS), Lower Back pain[/caption]   Chronic pain syndrome (CPS) is a common problem that presents a major challenge to health-care providers because of its complex natural history, unclear etiology, and poor response to therapy. CPS is a poorly defined condition. What is considered chronic pain? Chronic pain is often defined as any pain lasting …

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating disorder characterized by extreme fatigue or tiredness that doesn’t go away with rest and can’t be explained by an underlying medical condition. CFS can also be referred to as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) or systemic exertion intolerance disease (SEID). The cause of chronic fatigue syndrome is unknown, although there are many theories — ranging from viral infections to …

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Massage for Cerebral Palsy (CP) Santa Barbara, Goleta

Massage for Cerebral Palsy (CP) Santa Barbara, Goleta

Cerebral palsy presents wide-ranging symptoms, so comprehensive management of the disorder includes several forms of intervention. Massage therapy serves as a complementary treatment, reinforcing the benefits of physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other CP care. Benefits of massage therapy extend beyond physical structures, supporting a healthy mind, body, and soul.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) noun, Pathology. A common disorder of Carpal tunnel syndrome is the wrist is characterized by pain, tingling, and muscular weakness, caused by pressure on the median nerve in the wrist area and often associated with trauma, rheumatoid arthritis, or edema of pregnancy.     Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a medical condition due to compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist at the carpal tunnel. The main symptoms are a pain, numbness, and tingling, in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and the thumb side of …

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