Mechanical Vibrational Massage – Santa Barbara, Goleta, CA

Mechanical Vibrational Massage

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.

What are the mechanical effects of massage?

The two main types of effects of massage are mechanical and reflexMechanical effects involve direct physical effects of massage techniques on the tissues they contact. Reflex effects are the indirect effects on body functions and tissues through the response of the nervous or energetic systems of the body.

What Are the Benefits of Vibrational Massage?

Vibration massage can be performed by a therapist with an electronic device. In this massage stroke, the body part or muscle is shaken, using light to firm pressure. The shaking can be much more vigorous if an electronic device designed specifically for the purpose is utilized. Vibrational massage can be applied to any part of the body that can receive other massage strokes. PLUS, the benefits of mechanical massage are improved circulation, reduced muscle tension, reduced pain, and increased skin tone. Mechanical massage can help to improve circulation around the body. … A mechanical massage can also help increase lymphatic drainage in the body.


Vibration techniques usually come at the end of a massage session and are used to further relax the client and stimulate the blood flow once more before the recipient gets off the massage table. The vibration movement both relaxes the underlying muscles and creates a body-wide sense of relaxation.

Pain Relief

The Ohio State University Medical Center recommends using vibration massage as a method of pain relief that doesn’t involve drugs. The vibrational massage helps relieve painful conditions by creating numbness in the afflicted area. Vibration can also help relax muscles surrounding the painful site, which can further reduce the pain. If you can’t apply vibration directly to the painful area, try using the technique above or below the injured area.


Vibration massage is also used to provide the recipient with a sense of invigoration. The vibrational massage when performed at the end of the session leaves clients feeling less groggy when they get off the table. Light vibration can be performed before a sporting event to stimulate the blood flow and leave the athlete feeling a sense of energy.

What is Gyratory massage?

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.
This form of massage is relaxing and does wonders for the overall appearance of the body and skin. Sometimes a gyratory massage is used in conjunction with manual massage techniques. The manual manipulations will help relax and the use of the massage machine will conduct a deeper tissue massage.

Benefits of Gyratory Massage

Gyratory massage is commonly used to improve the appearance of the body, relax muscles and assist with weight loss and overall body image. Because of the increased lymphatic flow, the fatty tissues are broken down and the appearance of cellulite is drastically reduced. For maximum results, it is recommended to start off with a six-week course of treatment. After you see results, you can reduce the frequency to monthly sessions for simple maintenance. It can also be used in more gentle sessions for infant massage and for relaxation in just about anyone. People who suffer from muscle aches and pains can see an improvement. Anyone who is having a stressful day can also see immediate improvement after a session.

What is the Vibration Massage Device / Hypervolt?

Vibration Massage Device /Hypervolt
featuring Quiet Glide™ technology

The Hypervolt is a cordless state-of-the-art vibration massage device that helps relax sore and stiff muscles to improve mobility.

  • Helps relieve muscle soreness and stiffness
  • Improves range of motion
  • Promotes circulation
  • Accelerates warmup and recovery
  • Lightweight, easy-to-use for self-myofascial release
Other Resources

Therapeutic Swedish Massage, Sports Massage Therapy in Santa Barbara, Goleta
Mechanical Vibrational Massage, Post-Operative Surgical Massage at Riktr PRO Massage, Nicola, LMT

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