Flashcard Set Preview
Side ASide B
Describing or relating to the front (ventral) portion of the body or limbs.
Towards the head *Memory Aid* See The Head
Toward the lower part or tail (feet)
Situated away from the origin or point of attachment or from the median line of the body. (I.E.) to a blood vessel that is far from the heart.
Relating to or situated at or close to the back of the body or to the posterior part of an organ.
Dorsal *Memory Aid* A dolphin dorsal fin is on its back.
Situated under or beneath
Relating to the region or parts of the body that are furthest from the midsagittal plane. (I.E.) Arms being ___ to the belly button
Relating to or situated in the central region of the body. (I.E.) Nose medial to the ears.
Located on or pertaining to the outermost region within a precise boundary. (Mostly used for circulation)
Relating to the sole of the foot *Memory Aid* You plant your foot to the ground
Situated at or near the back of the body or organ. *Memory Aid* Sit with your back straight for good posture
Situated close to the original point of attachment or close to the median line of the body. *Memory Aid* An a"proximate" point
Situated uppermost in the body in relation to another structure
Superior *Memory Aid* A king is above a duke, therefore superior.
Situated at or close to a surface In massage therapy mostly meant for circulation.
Describing any deformity that displaces the hand or foot away from the midline. (I.E.) Knockknee
Any deformity that displaces the hand or foot toward the midline. (I.E.) Bowleg
Relating to the palm of the hand or sole of the foot
Relating to or situated at the front of the body.
Divides the body in half. The imaginary dividing line runs down the midline of teh anterior part of the body. (Left / Right)
Divides the body in half. The imaginary dividing line runs along the lateral border of the body (ear, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle)
Frontal Plane (Back Half / Front Half)
Divides the body in half. Imaginary line is horizontal and divides the body into superior and inferior portions. (Top Half/Bottom Half)
Toward the center With The Veins Up the Limbs
From the Center With the arteries Down the limbs
Someone standing forward with arms forward hanging and palms forward
Why we want to do the procedure, which lets us do techniques that is ok to massage
Means not allowed to massage either in parts or all together
Bring outward arms and legs to the center.
Bringing arms and legs that was close together, apart
Face Up Position
Face Down Position
Side Laying Position
Decreasing the angle of the joint. (I.E.) Bending Elbow
Increasing the angle of the joint (I.E.) Straightening elbow
Noun meaning kneading
Verb the act of applying massage
Masser (Pronounced Ma-Say)
Present tense of massaging
Masseing (Pronounced Ma-Say-ing)
Past tense of massaging
Masseed (Pronounced Ma-Sayed)
A man who administers Massage
A woman who administers massage
Act of Percussion
Light rubbing or friction
Muscles pull back to bring back equilibrum
This muscles stabalizes the neck, shoulders and back with 3 nerves
Chin to Chest
Head Up position
Trapezius muscle has only one action on the head
Trapezius muscle has only one action on the colavical or aka colar bone
Trapezius muscle has 4 actions on the capula or aka shoulder blades
Elevates Depresses Retraction , Adduction Upward Rotation
Midline Starts at the skull and goes to lower back
V position of the shoulder. Does the "I don't know" Shrug position