Category: Santa Barbara Massage Therapists

Massage to Ease Medication Dependence

Massage to Ease Medication Dependence

Massage offers a combination of Swedish/Deep Tissue massages. Physical, psychological and emotional components must be considered in order to encourage a successful recovery, which makes massage therapy a relaxing and calming treatment option.

Addiction changes brain chemistry. Normally, your brain produces a chemical called dopamine. Dopamine is a key to pleasure. It is used by your brain to encourage you to continue to do something that is required for survival. Eating and sex are two activities that naturally trigger large dopamine releases in our brains. When dopamine is released we feel good so we want to continue to do that thing so we can continue to feel good.

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Myofascial Release in Santa Barbara, Goleta

Myofascial Release in Santa Barbara, Goleta

Myofascial describes a symptom or treatment that relates to the connective tissue of the muscles — the fasciae — and the muscles themselves. Practitioners treat myofascial pain using myofascial release, physical manipulation aimed at relaxing the muscles and fasciae. Many events can cause myofascial pain, including physical strain, surgery, and inflammatory conditions that tighten the muscles. Often, people feel the pain from these knot-like constrictions at a different point in the body than the specific problem area. The release of these origins or “trigger points” can alleviate pain.

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☮️Holistic Swedish Massage Therapy Santa Barbara, Goleta, Wellness, Stress Reduction

☮️Holistic Swedish Massage Therapy Santa Barbara, Goleta, Wellness, Stress Reduction

Holistic massage is an ancient method of healing that clears the lymphatic drainage system and releases toxins from the body. By recognizing that illness and stress affects not only our physical but also our emotional, spiritual and mental well-being, holistic massage allows the body’s natural healing abilities to come forth and balance the entire body …

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The facts of Elastic Colourful Therapeutic Taping, Kinesio Taping (KT), in Santa Barbara, Goleta

The facts of  Elastic Colourful Therapeutic Taping, Kinesio Taping (KT), in Santa Barbara, Goleta

Kinesio Taping (KT) is a rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting.

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Massage for Whiplash Pain, Auto Accident Injuries / in Santa Barbara, Goleta

Massage for Whiplash Pain, Auto Accident Injuries / in Santa Barbara, Goleta

The pain of whiplash is often hard to ignore. The symptoms may include:
Pain decreased the range of motion and tightness in the neck. The muscles may feel hard or knotted.
Pain when rocking your head from side to side or backward and forward.
Pain or stiffness when moving your head to look over each shoulder.
Tenderness.
Headaches at the base of the skull that radiate towards the forehead.

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Barefoot Massage / Ashiatsu in Santa Barbara, Goleta (Deeper than Deep)

Barefoot Massage / Ashiatsu in Santa Barbara, Goleta (Deeper than Deep)

Barefoot massage uses deep strokes from the therapists’ feet. It is a western version of an ancient form of bodywork, with roots dating back thousands of years from cultures across Asia, India, Africa, and the Pacific Rim. The therapist delivers deep, broad, consistent pressure while utilizing their feet and body weight.

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