Indian Head Massage Part 3 Lesson 1

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Indian Head Massage Part 3 Lesson 1 - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Effleurage is defined as __________________
  • 2. 
    By using the thumbs with a firmer approach, this technique is used on the upper back, as muscles here are often tense.
    • A. 

      Always start with one short movement, either side of the spine, towards the head and increasing the pressure as you go.

    • B. 

      Always start with one long movement, either side of the spine, towards the head and increasing the pressure as you go.

    • C. 

      Always start with one long movement, either side of the spine, away from the head and increasing the pressure as you go.

  • 3. 
    In some situations, especially whilst massaging the neck and shoulders, effleurage with the ______ is very effective and a good alternative to other techniques carried out with the palm of the hands, fists or thumbs.
    • A. 

      Elbows

    • B. 

      Fingertips

    • C. 

      Knuckles

    • D. 

      Forearm

  • 4. 
    Effleurage technique should be reasonably QUICK and rhythmic with the same speed being employed for both upwards and downwards movements, with no breaks between the two
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Petrissage is massage movements with __________pressure, which are _____and compress the underlying muscles. Kneading, wringing, skin rolling and pick-up-and-squeeze are examples
  • 6. 
    Petrissage is all performed with the padded palm surface of the hand, the surface of the finger and also the thumbs.
    • A. 

      Padded palm surface of hand

    • B. 

      Back of hands

    • C. 

      Forearms

    • D. 

      Surface of finger

    • E. 

      Surface of thumbs

    • F. 

      Surface of thumbs

  • 7. 
    Should petrissage be applied to inflamed areas?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 8. 
    The object of petrissage is to pick the tissue up and away from the ______and to roll it back with a squeezing or pressure action
    • A. 

      Bone

    • B. 

      Muscle

    • C. 

      Subcataneus layer

    • D. 

      Dermis

  • 9. 
    Kneading is what type of motion?
    • A. 

      Straight

    • B. 

      Circular

    • C. 

      Horizontal

  • 10. 
    What are the benefits of kneading?
    • A. 

      Increase circulation

    • B. 

      Creates activity inside the cell walls

    • C. 

      Elimination of waste products from deep tissues

    • D. 

      Helps with the interchange of tissue fluids

    • E. 

      Decongestive in action

  • 11. 
    When kneading the hands should be ___________to the area and the movements should be slow and rhythmical
  • 12. 
    What does tapping do?
    • A. 

      Helps awaken and stimulate the body

    • B. 

      Increases blood circulation

    • C. 

      Causes sweat glands to activate eliminating toxins

    • D. 

      Helps stimulate the capillaries under the skin, which helps to make muscles strong

    • E. 

      Activates the nervous system

    • F. 

      Activates the nervous system

    • G. 

      Relieve depression

    • H. 

      Relieve depression

    • I. 

      Remove acne

    • J. 

      Remove acne

  • 13. 
    In regards to hacking, if your fingers or hand is too tense the result will be a chopping action
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Hacking is not primarily used to improve the tone of muscular tissue
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The rate of a hacking movement may be typically ____________ per second.
    • A. 

      9-10 strikes

    • B. 

      2-3 strikes

    • C. 

      4-6 strikes

    • D. 

      3-4 strikes

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