Category: MASSAGE SANTA BARBARA and MASSAGE in VENTURA

Muscle Energy Technique (MET) Santa Barbara, Goleta, Ca

Muscle Energy Technique (MET) Santa Barbara, Goleta, Ca

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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Sports Massage, Santa Barbara, Ca.

Sports Massage, Santa Barbara, Ca.

Over time, an accumulation of physical stress can begin to take a toll on our muscles and joints. Overuse of muscles can cause them to become chronically tight and sore, and compression and torque forces on the joints can lead to joint dysfunction and pain. In turn, joint pain can lead to further tightening of the muscles via protective muscle splinting and the pain-spasm-pain cycle. Tight muscles can then further limit joint motion, leading to fascial adhesion. This cycle, once begun, can be difficult to stop.

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Yoga, Pilates, Stretching and Massage. Therapeutic Pain Relief, Santa Barbara, Goleta, Ca.

Yoga, Pilates, Stretching and Massage. Therapeutic Pain Relief, Santa Barbara, Goleta, Ca.

It is hard to find a better combination of relaxation, increased circulation, and range of motion. Yoga and massage can work together to relieve stress and tension throughout your life. Yogis need massage and massage therapists and bodyworkers need yoga. The two arts are sisters. Therapists’ knowledge of yoga informs their creativity as bodyworkers, while their knowledge of body mechanics enhances their own yoga practice and teaching. For their yoga-practicing clients, massage therapists can sweep away the tension remaining after a yoga session, thereby facilitating the transformative nature of yoga. Yoga and massage have a lot in common. Yoga is actually a form of self-massage.

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