Tag: Sports Massage

Barefoot Massage Santa Barbara Goleta

What is Barefoot Massage?  In Ashiatsu, the practitioner uses their feet to deliver treatment. The name comes from the Japanese, ashi for foot and atsu for pressure.. This technique typically uses the heel, sesamoid, arch and/or whole plantar surface of foot, and offers large compression, tension and shear forces with less pressure than an elbow, and is ideal for large …

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Sports Stretch Massage, Fascial Stretch FST & Self Stretching

Receiving Sports Stretch Massage, Fascial Stretch FST & Self Stretching can be extremely relaxing and therapeutically beneficial! 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. Sports Stretch Over time, an accumulation of …

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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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Orthopedic Massage

Orthopedic Massage – Orthopedic Massage describes a comprehensive system, rather than a single technique, that involves therapeutic assessment, manipulation and movement of soft tissues to resolve pain and dysfunction. … A therapist who performs orthopedic massage focuses on problems with the client’s musculoskeletal system. Orthopedics specializes in diseases and injuries affecting the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic massage is a complementary treatment …

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Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons, and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).  Deep tissue massage is aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep …

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ISCHEMIC COMPRESSION

ISCHEMIC COMPRESSION- Ischemia means a lack of blood supply, with associated tissue irritation and congestion. Ischemic compression is a massage technique used in both Shiatsu and trigger point work(often called static pressure) Ischemic compression is a therapy technique used in physical therapy, where blockage of blood in an area of the body is deliberately made, so that a resurgence of local blood flow will …

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Barefoot Shiatsu

BAREFOOT SHIATSU- Barefoot Shiatsu is a wonderful massage technique, where the energy flow of the whole body can find balance. The massage practitioner applies pressure and a gliding technique with the feet to stimulate the meridian flow, to release tension, and flush painful muscle issues from tissues, tendons and muscles. Applying compression and integrating the a gliding techniques with the …

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Sports Athletic Event Massage

SPORTS ATHLETIC EVENT MASSAGE- What ever athletic sports you are into, massage can help you! A List of all Sports What is Athletic Event Massage? Sports massage involves the application of therapeutic massage and stretching to assist an athlete’s performance and recovery from activity. However, there are different types of sports massage based on when you give the massage in relation to the competition: Immediately before …

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