Migraine’ comes from the ancient Greek word “hemicrania” which means “half-head”. Approximately 50 million people in the U.S. suffer. Cause of migraines is not known, why some people get them/some do not. People over 45 who develop migraine headaches with an aura have a six-fold increased risk of having a stroke or heart attack. A migraine stroke occurs when the spasm of the artery feeding the visual fields on one side of the brain is very intense. Women are most affected (3:1 vs.men) most commonly with premenstrual cycle. Approximately 70% of all women who get migraines can predict the onset of a headache around their cycle. Hormonal fluctuations (estrogen) With menopause, fluctuations stop causing a 65-70% less frequency of headaches 30-45-year-olds to have more migraines than any other age groups. 70-80% of migraine sufferers have a family history of migraines, why is not known. 17% of children are affected by severe and recurrent headaches in the U.S. Migraine medication is not recommended until more data shows that drugs can help.
Massage for Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) in Santa Barbara, Goleta, Ca. Pronounced ank-kih-low-sing spon-dill-eye-tiss, or AS, is a form of arthritis that primarily affects the spine, although other joints can become involved.
It causes inflammation of the spinal joints (vertebrae) that can lead to severe, chronic pain and discomfort.
Therapeutic massage is a general term that describes any type of massage modality that helps relieve pain, reduce stress, and work on a specific problem—such as a frozen shoulder. People tend to assume therapeutic massage means deep tissue massage, and that they will get a very strong massage.
What is therapeutic massage used for?
Therapeutic massage incorporates a variety of advanced modalities that enhance the body’s natural restorative functioning. Light to firm touch is used to release tension, relax muscles, increase blood and lymph circulation, and impart a sense of calm.
Therapeutic Massage Therapy is defined as the mobilization of soft tissue (such as muscle, fascia and body fluids) to restore normal systemic and bio-mechanical/functional use. It can be used to assist in the treatment of most musculo-skeletal and associated problems, and regular Therapeutic Massage Therapy results in improved circulatory, lymphatic and neurological functioning.
Compression massage techniques are also used to relieve tightness in the muscles. Compressions can enhance the stretch reflex in the muscles. … A rhythmic compression technique into the muscles also creates a deep hyperaemia in the tissues. Hyperaemia is the increase in blood flow in the blood vessels.
Stenosis is Greek for narrowing or constricting space and is a condition that can occur in any tubular structure of the body. Often, spinal stenosis occurs in the spinal column where the vertebrae, spinal cord, and nerve roots are located. Put simply, it is the constricting and narrowing of the spinal canal.
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.