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Massage Strokes & Body Mechanics

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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 Strokes
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 (fingertips) 4.) Pounding (loosely held fist) 5.) Slapping (finger pads)
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 veins 4.) Areas of acute injury
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.) Increased sensitivity 5.) Therapist's relaxation transmits to client
Name 4 results of poor body mechanics.
1.) Fatigue 2.) Pain 3.) Discomfort 4.) Therapist burnout 5.) Repetitive stress injury 6.) Decreased sensitivity 7.) Diminished therapeutic results
Define Gliding. Define Friction.
1.) Gliding is smooth, effortless movement across the skin 2.) Friction is rubbing one surface against another, creating resistance.
What are the purposes/effects of Compression?
- warming tissues - increase circulation - remove waste products - prevent or break up adhesions and fibrosis - aid in freer movement - benefit skeletal system - decrease muscle...
What are the purposes/effects of Effleurage?
- application of oil - warm tissues - connection or transition - assessment - circulatory draining - passive stretching of muscle groups - decrease muscle hypertonicity (unusually...
What are the purposes/effects of Petrissage?
- warming tissues, increase pliability - 'milking' tissues - relaxing tight, restricted tissue - bring deep fluids to surface - create separation/space between tissues - relieves...
What are the purposes/effects of Friction?
Superficial Friction:      - warming skin and superficial fascia      - increase circulation in skin Deep-fiber Friction:      -...
What are the purposes/effects of Vibration?
- promote relaxation and reduce armoring - transitioning - stimulating nerves - adding variety and flow/integration to treatment - decrease pain sensitivity - increase circulation...
What are the purposes/effects of Tapotement?
- promote relaxation and reduce armoring - increase blood flow to the surface - stimulating function of deeper muscles & organs - decompressing/decongesting joints - expectoration...
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, interlaced fingers, forearm.
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 areas, moderate to severe vericose veins, areas of acute injury), what are the contraindications...
- Avoid application over areas of inflammation or infection
Including the common contraindications (Avoid over open or contagious skin, bruised areas, moderate to severe vericose veins, areas of acute injury), what are the contraindications...
- Avoid application over areas of subacute injury - Repeated application to clients with high B.P., heart disease, varicose veins or edema
Including the common contraindications (Avoid over open or contagious skin, bruised areas, moderate to severe vericose veins, areas of acute injury), what are the contraindications...
- Avoid application over areas of inflammation or infection
Including the common contraindications (Avoid over open or contagious skin, bruised areas, moderate to severe vericose veins, areas of acute injury), what are the contraindications...
- Avoid application over areas of inflammation or infection
Including the common contraindications (Avoid over open or contagious skin, bruised areas, moderate to severe vericose veins, areas of acute injury), what are the contraindications...
- Avoid application over areas of inflammation or infection
Including the common contraindications (Avoid over open or contagious skin, bruised areas, moderate to severe vericose veins, areas of acute injury), what are the contraindications...
- Avoid application over spine, client's back or kidney area - Avoid application over areas of inflammation or infection

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