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Medical Massage

Medical Massage

The goal of medical techniques is to produce permanent changes or in some cases, such as paraplegia, to maintain the health of the tissue. The results of medical massage are noted by a reduction of pain or discomfort for longer periods of time between sessions. Below you will find a general guideline outlining the major differences between medical and therapeutic massage. However, I strongly recommend asking the advice of your therapist if you have any reason to believe that medically geared massage would be more beneficial to you than therapeutic massage, please don’t hesitate to arrange for a consultation with Nicola.

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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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UCSB, SBCC, Westmont Student Health Massage, Santa Barbara, Ca.

UCSB, SBCC, Westmont Student Health Massage, Santa Barbara, Ca.

Managing stress is crucial to college success. Most students face a daunting academic course-load, extracurricular activities and a part-time job. When stress levels elevate, it can impact your ability to function at your peak, which in turn can lead to bad grades. Massage therapy will help reduce that stress in a natural way. Stress is a tough condition to overcome, but a healthy diet combined with massage therapy and plenty of rest can greatly reduce anxiety. Stress, just like other sicknesses, is a condition that can become chronic if not treated properly.

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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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Why should Runners get Sports Massage? Massage for Runners Santa Barbara, Goleta, Ca.

Why should Runners get Sports Massage? Massage for Runners Santa Barbara, Goleta, Ca.

A good therapist can determine where any adhesions maybe and then break them up while improving functional flexibility in the tissue. … While it likely won’t help with muscle adhesions or scar tissue, a more relaxing massage still has many benefits for runners.

Study the training of professional runners and you’ll notice that they have an entire team helping them succeed. Their coach is just the leader – most elites also see sports psychologists, strength coaches, nutritionists, a variety of doctors, and yes, massage therapists.

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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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