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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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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) 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 more than 12 weeks. Whereas acute pain is a normal sensation that …

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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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Cerebral Palsy (CP)

Definition of Cerebral Palsy While Cerebral Palsy (pronounced seh-ree-brel pawl-zee) is a blanket term commonly referred to as “CP” and described by loss or impairment of motor function, Cerebral Palsy is actually caused by brain damage. The brain damage is caused by brain injury or abnormal development of the brain that occurs while a child’s …

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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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Calf Injuries, Pulls, Strains, Tears, Ruptures and Myositis

  A calf muscle injury is common in sports. Calf injuries are sometimes known as a ‘pulled Calf’. The term ‘pulled muscle’ comes from the description of how the injury takes place. Usually, the Calf muscle is forcibly stretched beyond its limits and the muscle tissue becomes torn. How long does it take to heal a strained calf muscle? Rest the area by avoiding walking or …

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Body Tension / Stress Reduction

  Muscle body tension refers to the condition in which muscles of the body remain semi-contracted for an extended period. Muscle tension is typically caused by the physiological effects of stress and can lead to episodes of back pain Stress reduction refers to various strategies that counteract this response and produce a sense of relaxation and tranquility.   What is the …

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