Category: Professional Massage Santa Barbara

☮️ 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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Nerve Mobilization Massage, Santa Barbara, Goleta, Ca

Nerve Mobilization Massage, Santa Barbara, Goleta, Ca

Therapists use a variety of movements to assess for sites of irritation. Sometimes patients may test negative, but this does still not rule out nerve irritation, in these cases, a more refined assessment along the entire path of the involved nerve may be needed. Precision Neural Mobilization is an approach to identifying and treating various mechanical disorders of the nervous system.

When a compression or entrapment occurs, whether acute or chronic, edema and fibrosis are two of the most common consequences.

When nerves are exposed to fibrosis they lose their necessary capacity and capabilities to slide, bend and move around and through the various bodily tissues in which they traverse.

When a nerve loses this ability to move, it becomes subject to the further insult of compression and traction during normal everyday movement.

When this happens, these are precisely the people that come to our office requesting our help.

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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 for Weight Training – Therapeutic Pain Relief

Sports Massage for Weight Training – Therapeutic Pain Relief

Yes, deep muscle therapy done correctly will get the lactic acid out of your muscles. After a massage, wait about 24 hours before engaging in vigorous exercises, such as running or weight training. Exercising too soon after a massage session may impair recovery from the massage, increase soreness and inhibit the effectiveness of the soft tissue work performed during your massage.

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Damaged Nerves, Muscles from Accidents and Sports Injuries

Damaged Nerves, Muscles from Accidents and Sports Injuries

There are billions of nerves in your body. Most of them, your peripheral nerves, are like branches of a tree that spread out all over and transmit messages back to the trunk—your brain and spinal cord. When everything goes smoothly, your brain gets the info it needs so that you can move your muscles, recognize pain, and keep your internal organs working properly.

But when peripheral nerves get damaged, it’s another story: Walking could become challenging, you might experience unrelenting pain, or you could end up with a serious injury because you had no idea how hot that stove was.

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