Category: pain control

Insertional Achilles Tendinitis

Insertional Achilles Tendinitis

Insertional Achilles tendinitis involves the lower portion of the heel, where the tendon attaches (inserts) to the heel bone. In both non insertional and insertional Achilles tendinitis, damaged tendon fibers may also calcify (harden). Bone spurs (extra bone growth) often form with insertional Achilles tendinitis. Insertional Achilles Tendinitis is pain and inflammation at the insertion of the Achilles Tendon on the heel bone. It is often associated with swelling, redness, and calcium buildup (small bump) located at the back of the heel (see picture). Pressure at the back of the heel tends to be sensitive and painful. In the clinic, some of my clients often report that certain tight shoes might cause more pain in this area from the pressure and have to sometimes resort to open back shoes.  

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Connective Tissue Massage (CTM) or (CTR)

Connective Tissue Massage (CTM) or (CTR)

Connective tissue massage (CTM) is a manipulative technique that facilitates the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of pathologies. Observation and subsequent manipulation of the skin and subcutaneous tissues can have a beneficial effect upon tissues remote from the area of treatment. These effects appear to be mediated by neural reflexes that cause an increase in blood flow to the affected region together with suppression of pain. CTM is becoming accepted more widely as research confirms the claims of an expanding population of practitioners.

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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 affect 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 as a whole.

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Therapeutic Massage, Pain / Stress Relief in Santa Barbara, Goleta, Ca.

Therapeutic Massage, Pain / Stress Relief in Santa Barbara, Goleta, Ca.

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.

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Student Massage Therapy for Students @ UCSB Recreation & Wellness, University of California, SBCC, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, Goleta

Student Massage Therapy for Students @ UCSB Recreation & Wellness, University of California, SBCC, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, Goleta

Instructions for Massage Therapy Appointments for Students:

Download & or Fill out the First Time Intake Form for Riktr PRO Massage on the Forms link @ the top of the forms page link.
E-Mail to ( riktrdeeptissuemassage@hotmail.com ) or bring the printed form with you to your appointment.
Call 805-637-7482 or text Riktr PRO Massage to schedule an appointment. (please include your name, times that you are available and a brief statement as to why you’re calling).
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Massage for Low Back Pain, Low Back Injuries, Pulls & Strains, Santa Barbara, Goleta, Ca

Massage for Low Back Pain, Low Back Injuries, Pulls & Strains, Santa Barbara, Goleta, Ca

Back pain is a very common complaint. … Pain in the lower back may be linked to the bony lumbar spine, discs between the vertebrae, ligaments around the spine and discs, spinal cord and nerves, lower back muscles, abdomen and pelvic internal organs, and the skin around the lumbar area.

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

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

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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