Category: Trigger Point Massage Therapy Santa Barbara

Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction

Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction

Self-Myofascial Release (SMR) or foam rolling is a type of soft tissue therapy that focuses on the nerves and connectives. Myofascial restrictions can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain-sensitive structures that do not show up in many of the standard tests (x-rays, myelograms, CAT scans, electromyography, etc.)tissues. Our body is a kinetic chain, which works as an integrated functional unit. Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.

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Massage Santa Barbara

Massage Santa Barbara

Nicola of Riktr Pro Massage is a practicing licensed insured professional LMT (Licensed Massage Therapist) and fine artist based in Santa Barbara, CA. Nicola has a wide range of female and male clients, including athletes, professionals, housewives, artists, landscapers, out-of-town visitors, people who are retired, and students. He is very flexible in scheduling appointments at his studio in Santa Barbara.

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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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Sciatica

Sciatica

The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body and sciatica is an umbrella term given to any sort of pain that is caused by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve.

Symptoms include leg pain, sometimes accompanied by tingling, numbness, or weakness.

It originates in the lower back and travels through the buttock and down the large sciatic nerve behind the thigh and the pain can radiate down below the

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