Category: Trigger Point

Welcome UCSB, SBCC, Westmont College Students, Faculty, and Staff!

Welcome 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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TMJ syndrome Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Massage, TMJ Trigger Point Massage

TMJ syndrome Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Massage, TMJ Trigger Point Massage

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD or TMJD), also known as temporomandibular joint dysfunction syndrome and temporomandibular disorder among others, is an umbrella term covering pain and dysfunction of the muscles of mastication (the muscles that move the jaw) and the temporomandibular joints (the joints which connect the mandible to the skull). The most important feature is pain, followed by restricted mandibular movement,[1] and noises from the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) during jaw movement. Although TMD is not life-threatening, it can be detrimental to the quality of life,[2] because the symptoms can become chronic and difficult to manage. About 20% to 30% of the adult population are affected to some degree.[3] Usually, people affected by TMD are between 20 and 40 years of age,[2] and it is more common in females than males.[4] TMD is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain (i.e. toothache).[5]

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Migraines

Migraines

Massage for headaches and migraines has proven to be an effective measure for reducing both chronic migraines and tension headaches. Massage also eases the muscle tension in the neck, jaw, and shoulders, which can cause headaches in the first place. Trigger Point and Deep Tissue Massage are the best massage modalities to help these conditions- Trigger …

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Trigger Point

Trigger Point

Riktr Pro Deep Tissue Massage, LMT, Santa Barbara Goleta Massage Therapy, specializes in Myofascial Trigger Point Massage Therapy, Theraputic Massage, Sports Massage, to help relieave pain and is a certified trigger point therapist in Santa Barbara, Goleta, Ca. ” Nicola is an expert at Myofascial Trigger Point and deep tissue Massage and you will not find a better LMT.” Micheal B

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Vertigo

Vertigo

Dr. Janet Travell, the author of “The Trigger Point Manual” and President JFK’s physician during his presidency, points to the uppermost joints of the spine and the neck muscle known as sternocleidomastoid (SCM) as the most likely culprits that induce vertigo. “Trigger points in the SCM muscle have been shown to produce all kinds of symptoms, including tearing of the eye, headache, sinus congestion, ear and jaw pain, pain with swallowing, and vertigo. The joints of the neck also have strong effects on the whole head region, with similar effects.”

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Massage for Triathletes

Massage for Triathletes

Massage is among the oldest of the healing arts. References to massage and its values go back to the beginnings of recorded history. Among the most widely recognized benefits of massage are:

•Improve your range of motion

•Release of stress

•Relieve your tired feet with Reflexology

• Release of emotional and physical tension

• Reduction or elimination of back pain

• Relief from sore muscles • Relaxation

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