Massage Strokes & Body Mechanics

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Created Aug 8, 2010
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What are the 3 variations of Compression Strokes?
1.) Simple 2.) Rhythmic 3.) Fiber-spreading
What are the 4 variations of Effleurage?
1.) Short or Long Glides 2.) Stroke over Stroke 3.) Nerve Strokes (feathering) 4.) Forearm...
What are the 4 variations of Petrissage?
1.) Kneading 2.) Pulling 3.) Wringing 4.) Pac-Man Stroke
What are the 3 variations of Friction?
1.) Circular 2.) Transverse 3.) Longitudinal
What are the 4 variations of Vibration?
1.) Rocking 2.) Jostling 3.) Shaking 4.) Bouncing
What are the 5 variations of Tapotement?
1.) Hacking (sides of hands) 2.) Cupping (softly curved palms & fingers) 3.) Tapping...
What 4 contraindications apply to all massage strokes (Avoid application over....)?
1.) Open or contagious skin conditions 2.) Bruised areas 3.) Moderate to severe vericose...
What contraindication applies to all strokes except Compression (Avoid application over...)?
1.) Areas of inflammation or infection
Name 4 benefits of good body mechanics.
1.) Reduce stress on body 2.) Reduce potential for injury 3.) Efficient use of energy 4.)...
Name 4 results of poor body mechanics.
1.) Fatigue 2.) Pain 3.) Discomfort 4.) Therapist burnout 5.) Repetitive stress injury 6.)...
Define Gliding. Define Friction.
1.) Gliding is smooth, effortless movement across the skin 2.) Friction is rubbing one surface...
What are the purposes/effects of Compression?
- warming tissues - increase circulation - remove waste products - prevent or break up...
What are the purposes/effects of Effleurage?
- application of oil - warm tissues - connection or transition - assessment - circulatory...
What are the purposes/effects of Petrissage?
- warming tissues, increase pliability - 'milking' tissues - relaxing tight, restricted...
What are the purposes/effects of Friction?
Superficial Friction:      - warming skin and superficial fascia      -...
What are the purposes/effects of Vibration?
- promote relaxation and reduce armoring - transitioning - stimulating nerves - adding...
What are the purposes/effects of Tapotement?
- promote relaxation and reduce armoring - increase blood flow to the surface - stimulating...
What are the tools for applying Compression?
Thumbs, finger pads, palms, heels of hands, fists, forearms
What are the tools for applying Effleurage?
- Superficial: thumbs, fingertips, palms of hands - Deep: thumb, knuckles, heel of hand,...
What are the tools for applying Petrissage?
Whole hand, thumb, fingers, cupped hand, heel of hand, pads of fingers, loose fist
What are the tools for applying Friction?
Palms, fingertips, braced finger or loose fist
What are the tools for applying Vibration?
Shoulder, arm, wrist and hand relaxed
Including the common contraindications (Avoid over open or contagious skin, bruised...
- Avoid application over areas of inflammation or infection
Including the common contraindications (Avoid over open or contagious skin, bruised...
- Avoid application over areas of subacute injury - Repeated application to clients with...
Including the common contraindications (Avoid over open or contagious skin, bruised...
- Avoid application over areas of inflammation or infection
Including the common contraindications (Avoid over open or contagious skin, bruised...
- Avoid application over areas of inflammation or infection
Including the common contraindications (Avoid over open or contagious skin, bruised...
- Avoid application over areas of inflammation or infection
Including the common contraindications (Avoid over open or contagious skin, bruised...
- Avoid application over spine, client's back or kidney area - Avoid application over areas...

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