Tag: Post-Operative / Surgical Massage

Sports Massage for Athletes in SB – Santa Barbara, Goleta, UCSB, SBCC, Westmont College Athletes

Riktr Pro Massage can be healing, cat-like, relaxing flowers or deep tissue bodywork for sports injuries and muscular and or emotional pain. (We all have holding patterns in our bodies according to Ida Rolf and John F. Barnes.) Nicola, LMT Nicola of Riktr Pro Massage is a practicing licensed insured professional LMT (Licensed Massage Therapist) and fine artist based in Santa Barbara, …

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Sports Massage for Female Athletes

Female Athletes Like endorphins! My style of Deep Tissue Massage releases the body’s natural painkillers whereby it stimulates the release of endorphins, the morphine-like substances that the body manufactures, into the brain and nervous system….kind of like a “Runners High” or a parasympathetic state “rest and digest” of mind. You will need to book an appointment for …

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Sports Massage

Sports massage is a form of bodywork geared toward participants in athletics. It is used to help prevent injuries, to prepare the body for athletic activity and maintain it in optimal condition, and to help athletes recover from workouts and injuries. Origins Sports massage has antecedents in earlier periods of history. The ancient Greeks and Romans …

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Sports Injury Massage

Athletes have discovered that specially designed sports injury massage promotes flexibility, reduces fatigue, improves endurance, helps prevent injuries and prepares their body and mind for optimal performance. Position Statement It is the position of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) that those who participate in exercise programs, as well as athletes in training, can benefit from massage therapy. Benefits …

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Neuromuscular Therapy

Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is an approach to soft tissue manual therapy in which quasi-static pressure is applied to soft tissue to stimulate skeletal striated muscle.     Neuromuscular therapy is also called trigger point myotherapy. The American Academy of Pain Management recognizes this form of massage therapy as an effective treatment for back pain caused by soft tissue injury …

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Post-Operative / Surgical Massage

Massage Therapy Can Aid in Postoperative Pain Relief   Position Statement It is the position of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) that massage has been shown to aid in postoperative pain relief. Background Information Postoperative pain can complicate and delay a patient’s recovery, lengthen hospital stays and costs, and interfere with a patient’s return …

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