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Therapeutic massage for sports injuries, post orthopedic massage for knee, hip replacements, frozen shoulders, neck, back and hip pain

Therapeutic massage for sports injuries,  post orthopedic massage for knee, hip replacements, frozen shoulders, neck, back and hip pain

Elevate Your Well-Being with PRO Massage by Nicola, LMT in Santa Barbara, CA! Nothing beats personal experience and after 60 years of many different sports, 3 major surgeries, major sciatica and back issues, 6 minor surgeries, broken bones, and  15 years of bodywork, I can truly relate and empathize with your different pain symptoms.   …

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PRO Scrapping Massage in Santa Barbara

PRO Scrapping Massage in Santa Barbara

Scraping therapy is a form of manual therapy on soft tissues where a small tool is used to gently scrape over soft tissue (fascia, ligaments, tendons, and muscles). This aids in breaking down scar tissue that results from trauma or overuse. Scraping therapy also helps promote a better healing environment by improving circulation in the acute area. Some advantages of scraping therapy include pain relief, a decrease in overall treatment/recovery time, and a reduced need for anti-inflammatory medication. You may benefit from scraping therapy if you’ve been experiencing neck pain, back pain, sprained ankle, torn tendons/ligaments, or chronic pain.

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Sports Massage for Pickleball Injuries in Santa Barbara

Sports Massage for Pickleball Injuries in Santa Barbara

Nicola of PRO Massage can help you with your injuries Attention Pickleball Players in Santa Barbara and Goleta, California! If you’re dealing with sports injuries from your pickleball games and are in need of professional massage therapy, look no further than Nicola, LMT of Riktr PRO Massage. With expertise in treating sports-related injuries, Nicola can …

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Couples ☮ Massages Santa Barbara

Couples ☮ Massages Santa Barbara

Are you visiting Santa Barbara and looking for a massage? PRO Massage has teamed up with a veteran female licensed massage therapist to offer Couples the best in Couples massage in Santa Barbara. Ca. With over 34 years of combined experience, Melissa and Nicola offer a wide variety of massage modalities to cater to your specific needs! Choose between the same room for your massage or separate rooms.

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What is CRAC, PNF, RI, MET, & OMT Stretching?

What is CRAC, PNF, RI, MET, & OMT Stretching?

The word “antagonist” is a derivative of the Greek word antagonistēs, which translates into some form of opponent or competitor, and which stems from a combination of the words anti- (“against”) and agonizesthai (“to contend for a prize”). So when you take origins into account, you’d be correct to suspect that an antagonist’s muscle is something to fight against.

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★ 5 Common Sport Injuries

★ 5 Common Sport Injuries

Playing sport is essential as it provides many health benefits. However, sometimes, you may face an injury while playing your favorite sport. While some of these injuries are common, some can be very severe with career-threatening risks.

The causes of sports injuries vary. They can occur due to accidents, improper use of the technique, damaged equipment, etc. An injury can also happen if your muscles are stressed and you start playing without stretching your muscles a bit.

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Insertional Achilles Tendinitis

Insertional Achilles Tendinitis

Insertional Achilles tendinitis involves the lower portion of the heel, where the tendon attaches (inserts) to the heel bone. In both non insertional and insertional Achilles tendinitis, damaged tendon fibers may also calcify (harden). Bone spurs (extra bone growth) often form with insertional Achilles tendinitis. Insertional Achilles Tendinitis is pain and inflammation at the insertion of the Achilles Tendon on the heel bone. It is often associated with swelling, redness, and calcium buildup (small bump) located at the back of the heel (see picture). Pressure at the back of the heel tends to be sensitive and painful. In the clinic, some of my clients often report that certain tight shoes might cause more pain in this area from the pressure and have to sometimes resort to open back shoes.  

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