Tag: Holistic Health & Wellness

7 Chacras

7 Chacras

Our body is not just a physical body but is also an energetic system and 7 Chakras are the major energy centers in our body through which energy is continuously exchanged and they regulate our physical, emotional, and spiritual balance. According to ancient yogic scriptures, our body has 114 chakras but 7 are the major ones. These main seven Chakras are not only associated with our physical well being but also connected to our emotional and mental health. And the nature of these chakras – these energy centers is similar to other forms of energy- primarily sound and light. That’s why various sounds, music, and chants along with colors are very helpful in balancing and healing chakras.

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Sports Massage & Recovery Time

Sports Massage & Recovery Time

The purpose of sports massage therapy is to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity. Where minor injuries and lesions occur, due to overexertion and/or overuse, massage can break them down quickly and effectively. Above all, it can help prevent those bothersome injuries that so often get in the way of performance and your athletic goals, whether one is an athlete,  or a once a week jogger.

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Green Superfoods

Green Superfoods

Greens are good, Green Superfoods are even better! Green superfoods have the highest concentrations of easily digestible nutrients, fat burning compounds, vitamins, and minerals to protect and heal the body. They contain a wide array of beneficial substances including proteins, protective photo-chemicals, and healthy bacteria helping you to build cleaner muscles and tissues, aid your digestive system function and more effectively protect you against disease and illness.

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Yoga

Yoga

Yoga is aimed to unite the mind, the body, and the spirit. Yogis view that the mind and the body are one and that if it is given the right tools and taken to the right environment, it can find harmonize and heal the body.  Yoga, therefore, is considered very therapeutic.

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Santa Barbara Massage

Santa Barbara Massage

What is bodywork? Wikipedia defines bodywork as a term used in alternative medicine to describe any therapeutic or personal development technique that involves working with the human body in a form involving manipulative therapy, breathwork, or energy medicine. In addition bodywork techniques aim to assess or improve posture, promote awareness of the “mind-body connection”, or to manipulate a putative “energy field” surrounding the human body and affecting health.

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Relaxation / Relaxing Massage

Swedish Massage works the muscles by various techniques: effleurage, kneading, friction, long strokes, kneading, tapping, vibration, shaking, and percussion or tapotement… Swedish massage stimulates the whole body system thus makes it possible for the body to be rebalanced (by supporting a venous return, better blood and lymphatic circulation, the elimination of toxins, and better management of stress) and works on the level of the osseous frame.

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Deep Tissue Massage / Bodywork in Santa Barbara

Deep Tissue Massage / Bodywork in Santa Barbara

Deep tissue massage is a massage that is designed to get into the connective tissue of the body, rather than just the surface muscles. As a massage therapist when I perform deep tissue I use a variety of techniques to deeply penetrate the muscles and fascia, loosening them and releasing tension. Most clients have a more intense experience with a deep tissue massage, but also feel that it is more beneficial because it addresses deep-seated muscle pains. Deep tissue is beneficial when undertaken on a regular basis so that I can work together with the client to correct long term problems, relax the body, and prevent injury.

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ACL – Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear, Strain

ACL – Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear, Strain

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a cruciate ligament which is one of the four major ligaments of the human knee. In the quadruped stifle (analogous to the knee), based on its anatomical position, it is referred to as the cranial cruciate ligament.[1]

The ACL originates from deep within the notch of the distal femur. Its proximal fibers fan out along the medial wall of the lateral femoral condyle. There are two bundles of the ACL—the anteromedial and the posterolateral, named according to where the bundles insert into the tibial plateau. The ACL attaches in front of the intercondyloid eminence of the tibia, being blended with the anterior horn of the lateral meniscus. These attachments allow it to resist anterior translation of the tibia, in relation to the femur.

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