Category: sports massages for athletes in Santa Barbara

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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Santa Barbara Marathon – Massage for Pro and Amateur Runners

Santa Barbara Marathon – Massage for Pro and Amateur Runners

  Riktr PRO Massage offers Pre-event and Post Event Massages for all ages at the Santa Barbara Marathon  – Mention this post and get a $ discount! Conveniently located at 827 State St.  Suite 13 in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. https://goo.gl/maps/zhn9iy6ojDhipk1b9 CONTACT DIRECTIONS for APPOINTMENTS – TEXT ME: THIS IS THE ONLY WAY …

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Back Pain

Back Pain

Benefits of Massage Therapy
Massage improves blood circulation, which aids in the recovery of muscle soreness from physical activity. Massage relaxes muscles for an improved range of motion. Muscle relaxation also helps with insomnia. Massage leads to increased endorphin levels.

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How Massage Heals Sore Muscles

How Massage Heals Sore Muscles

Massage may work as well as drugs like aspirin or Advil in easing pain from intense exercise.

The word massage alone elicits deep relaxation and stress relief, and now a new study sheds light on how deep touch works to ease pain and promote healing in sore muscles.

Researchers at McMaster University in Canada found that massage affects the activity of certain genes, directly reducing inflammation in muscles — the same result you’d get by taking aspirin or ibuprofen — and boosting their ability to recover from exercise.

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Massage Therapy for Surfers

Massage Therapy for Surfers

My SPECIALTY is “On the Edge” Deep Tissue Massage. I work on a scale of 1 – 10, where 7 is on the edge and 10 is very excruciating pain. Some discomfort is necessary when receiving deep tissue massage to get results.   A lot of my clients handle the deep tissue pain or even like the deep tissue pain in order to get the quickest results for their body type. 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.

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Massage for UCSB, SBCC, Westmont College Students, Faculty and Staff

Massage for UCSB, SBCC, Westmont College Students, Faculty and Staff

My SPECIALTY is “On the Edge” Deep Tissue Massage. I work on a scale of 1 – 10, where 7 is on the edge and 10 is very excruciating pain. Some discomfort is necessary when receiving deep tissue massage to get results.   A lot of my clients handle the deep tissue pain or even like the deep tissue pain in order to get the quickest results for their body type. 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.

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