Category: sports massages for athletes in Santa Barbara

Bruising after a Sports Massage

Bruising after a Sports Massage

A bruise is a mark on your skin caused by blood trapped under the surface. It happens when an injury crushes small blood vessels but does not break the skin. Those vessels break open and leak blood under the skin. Bruises are often painful and swollen. You can get skin, muscle, and bone bruises.

Black and blue marks are often associated with bruises. A bruise, or contusion, appears on the skin due to trauma. Examples of trauma are a cut or a blow to an area of the body. The injury causes tiny blood vessels called capillaries to burst. Blood gets trapped below the skin’s surface, which causes a bruise.

Bruises can occur at any age. Some bruises appear with very little pain, and you might not notice them. While bruises are common, it’s important to know your treatment options and whether your condition warrants emergency medical attention.

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Athletic Event Massage

Athletic Event Massage

Massage just prior to or during an athletic event may seem counterintuitive. To begin with, there’s zero time to recover from potentially sore muscles. There’s also the possible relaxation response to massage—precisely when an athlete wants to be most alert and focused.

Good points, and precisely why pre- and mid-event sports massage is far different than what’s done when an athlete is in training or recovery. As some sports teams resume competition after months of modified conditioning—and to potentially very different competitive environments—making sure the basics are covered is more important than ever.

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Get Rapid Reboot Compression Therapy at PRO Massage

Get Rapid Reboot Compression Therapy at PRO Massage

Now you can get Rapid Reboot Compression Therapy for Improved Circulation and Workout Recovery for Athletes with your Sports Massage at Riktr PRO Massage!

The Rapid Reboot Recovery System is made to supercharge your recovery. With size-specific compression boots, the system is made to fit athletes of all shapes and sizes. The control pump lets you customize your settings for a completely unique recovery system.

Rapid Reboot compression technology helps your body’s natural healing process by increasing the blood flow to targeted areas. It boosts lymphatic drainage to relieve inflammation and reduce swelling. Customers noticed a significant reduction in stiffness and soreness after use.

The system is designed to cut down your recovery time and bring medical-grade compression technology to your home. With a wide array of sizing options and custom pressure settings, you’ll experience a more custom recovery than some of the other models on the market.

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New – Get Sports Gua Sha at PRO Massage

New – Get Sports Gua Sha at PRO Massage

Gua sha is the practice of using a tool to apply pressure and scrape the skin to relieve pain and tension. This action causes light bruising, which often appears as purple or red spots known as petechiae or sha. The name gua sha — pronounced gwahshah — comes from the Chinese word for scraping.

Gua sha is a natural, alternative therapy that involves scraping your skin with a massage tool to improve your circulation. This ancient Chinese healing technique may offer a unique approach to better health, addressing issues like chronic pain.

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Sports Stretch Massage, Fascial Stretch FST & Self Stretching

Sports Stretch Massage, Fascial Stretch FST & Self Stretching

In simple terms, assisted stretching is a technique where one person helps another person stretch. It has been used in athletic training settings for many years and has recently made its way into gyms, spas, and stretch centers available to the general public.

Assisted stretching uses specific techniques to increase mobility and flexibility of a muscle or group of muscles. It requires advanced training in the way the body moves and is often done by massage therapists, physical therapists, chiropractors, and athletic trainers. Assisted stretching is a gentle technique that can be used not only on generalized clientele but also on children, adults, the elderly, and those with physical disabilities

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IASTM Massage SB

IASTM Massage SB

Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) is a popular treatment for myofascial restriction. IASTM uses specially designed instruments to provide a mobilizing effect to scar tissue and myofascial adhesions.

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM) is rapidly becoming a popular tool and something for massage therapists to look into for use in their practices. IASTM is a manual therapy approach to musculoskeletal injuries using tools.

Many massage therapists use tools in their massage sessions. Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM) is rapidly becoming a popular tool and something for massage therapists to look into for use in their practices.

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