Month: March 2019

Mechanical Vibrational Massage and is it useful during a Massage? Santa Barbara, Goleta

Mechanical Vibrational Massage and is it useful during a Massage? Santa Barbara, Goleta

Mechanical massage is the manipulation of soft tissues using machines. Mechanical massage is used to relieve muscular tension,
pain, improve circulation and improve skin condition.

Gyratory massage is an all-encompassing term used to describe a type of deep tissue massage. Generally, this technique is used with the assistance of a machine that has several different applicator heads. … It also assists in lymphatic flow, breaking down fat stores to reduce the appearance of cellulite and fatty tissue.

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Reflexology Massage Santa Barbara, Goleta

What reflexology can do for you? ‘The Chinese believe that reflexology stimulates the body into healing itself by improving circulation, reducing stress, pain and restoring natural balance. ‘A therapist may massage your big toe and ankle to calm your endocrine and reproductive system, helping relieve PMS or menopausal symptoms.’ Does Reflexology really work? Reflexology is generally relaxing and may …

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PNF Stretching (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) Bodywork, Santa Barbara , Goleta

PNF Stretching (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) Bodywork, Santa Barbara , Goleta

With PNF stretching, you’re able to move past that point of discomfort. As such, it will improve your performance and range. It’s proven to be better than static stretches where you hold a stretch for a certain length of time; that can actually pull or strain a muscle. It’s also superior to static stretches when it comes to improving range of motion.

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Muscle Energy Technique (MET) Santa Barbara, Goleta

Muscle Energy Technique (MET) Santa Barbara, Goleta

Muscle Energy Technique (MET) is a form of a manual therapy which uses a muscle’s own energy in the form of gentle isometric contractions to relax the muscles via autogenic or reciprocal inhibition and lengthen the muscle. As compared to static stretching which is a passive technique in which the therapist does all the work, MET is an active technique in which the patient is also an active participant.

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Active Engagement (AE) Massage Therapy, Santa Barbara, Goleta

Active Engagement (AE) Massage Therapy, Santa Barbara, Goleta

Active Engagement (AE) techniques are used to increase the intensity of treatment without increasing the pressure. They integrate active movement by the client with therapeutic techniques by the therapist. In addition, these techniques address multiple issues: chronic tension, overuse injuries, and muscles that are difficult to access. The work is performed during concentric and eccentric muscular contractions. Concentric contraction is the shortening of a muscle. In contrast, an eccentric contraction is the lengthening of a muscle.

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Orthopedic Massage (OM) Santa Barbara, Goleta

Orthopedic Massage (OM) Santa Barbara, Goleta

Orthopaedic massage therapy is a particular kind of massage, focused on soft-tissue injury rehabilitation. Goals for an orthopaedic massage session typically include decreasing pain, increasing the range of motion, and preparing the body to return to normal daily routines and active hobbies. It bears similarities to other types of massage, such as sports massage, but it is it’s own specific, results-oriented massage modality. Read on to find out what orthopaedic massage is, how it differs from other types of massage, and who it is best suited to help.

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