Massage PTA 102

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PTA 102 MASSAGE SECTION 3


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    SOFT TISSUES ARE PRESSED, SQUEEZED AND LIFTED IN THE DIRECTION OF VENOUS FLOW, PRESSURE IS EXERTED TOWARD MIDLINE OF THE BODY

    Explanation
    Petrissage is a massage technique that involves kneading, pressing, squeezing, and lifting soft tissues in the direction of venous flow. This technique helps to increase blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, promoting relaxation and reducing muscle tension. The pressure applied during petrissage is exerted toward the midline of the body, which further aids in improving the flow of fluids within the body.

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  • 2. 

    PERFORMED WITH HANDS ON OPPOSITE SIDE OF LIMBS. USE ENTIRE PALMAR SURFACE OF THE HANDS. GENTLE PRESSURE USED WITH HANDS WORKING IN OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS~TWO EXAMPLES ARE:  1) ROLLING- BETWEEN THUMB AND FOREFINGER  2) SHAKING- SHAKE THE MUSCLE BELLY

    • A.

      KNEADING

    • B.

      EFFLEURAGE

    • C.

      STROKING

    • D.

      FRICTION

    Correct Answer
    A. KNEADING
    Explanation
    Kneading is a massage technique that involves using the entire palmar surface of the hands with gentle pressure. The hands work in opposite directions, creating a rolling motion between the thumb and forefinger. This technique helps to manipulate and mobilize the muscle tissue, promoting relaxation and increased blood flow. It is a common technique used in various types of massage therapies to relieve muscle tension and promote overall well-being.

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  • 3. 

    OCCURS BETWEEN HAND AND FINGER SURFACES. SUPERFICIAL TISSUE MOVED OVER DEEP UNDERLYING ONES. SMALL CIRCULAR MOTIONS AT MYOFACIAL JUNCTIONS

    • A.

      TAPOTEMENT

    • B.

      FRICTION

    • C.

      PETRISSAGE

    • D.

      STROKING

    Correct Answer
    B. FRICTION
    Explanation
    Friction is the correct answer because it involves the movement of superficial tissue over deep underlying ones. Friction is performed by using small circular motions at the myofascial junctions, which helps to release tension and improve blood flow in the area. This technique is commonly used in massage therapy to break down adhesions, reduce muscle tightness, and promote healing.

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  • 4. 

    A SERIES OF SMALL CIRCULAR MOVEMENTS USING FIRM CONTACT TO THE BODY PART CAUSING UNDERLYING TISSUES TO BE MOVED. IS USED TO FREE ADHESIONS AROUND SCAR TISSUE

    • A.

      VIBRATION

    • B.

      PETRISSAGE

    • C.

      EFFLEURAGE

    • D.

      TRANSVERSE FRICTION MASSAGE

    Correct Answer
    D. TRANSVERSE FRICTION MASSAGE
    Explanation
    Transverse friction massage is a technique that involves applying small circular movements with firm pressure to the body part. This technique is used specifically to free adhesions around scar tissue by moving the underlying tissues. Vibration, petrissage, and effleurage are other massage techniques that do not specifically target adhesions around scar tissue.

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  • 5. 

    EFFLEURAGE IS USED TO BEGIN AND END EVERY MASSAGE

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    Correct Answer
    A. TRUE
    Explanation
    Effleurage is a massage technique that involves long, sweeping strokes using the palms of the hands. It is commonly used at the beginning and end of a massage session to help relax the client and prepare them for the massage, as well as to gently bring them back to a state of relaxation afterwards. By using effleurage at the start and finish, the therapist can establish a connection with the client and create a smooth transition into and out of the massage, enhancing the overall experience. Therefore, the statement that effleurage is used to begin and end every massage is true.

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  • 6. 

    THE PURPOSE OF EFFLUERAGE IS TO GLIDE OVER THE SKIN TO ATTEMPT TO MOVE DEEP MUSCLE TISSUE

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    Correct Answer
    B. FALSE
    Explanation
    IT DOES NOT ATTEMPT TO MOVE DEEP MUSCLE TISSUE

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  • 7. 

    WHICH PRINICIPLE DOES NOT APPLY TO EFFLUERAGE

    • A.

      USED TO EVENLY DISTRIBUTE LUBRICANTS

    • B.

      USED TO ASSESS UNDERLYING MUSCLE TONE; DISTAL TO PROXIMAL

    • C.

      USED WITH POSTURAL DRAINAGE

    • D.

      MOVEMENT IS A SLOW, RHYTHMICAL, SMOOTH EVEN PRESSURE

    Correct Answer
    C. USED WITH POSTURAL DRAINAGE
    Explanation
    TAPOMENT IS THE MASSAGE TYPE USED FOR POSTURAL DRAINAGE

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  • 8. 

    EFFLEURAGE MASSAGE MOVEMENT OPPOSES VENOUS FLOW

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    Correct Answer
    B. FALSE
    Explanation
    Effleurage massage movement does not oppose venous flow. In fact, it promotes venous return by applying gentle pressure and stroking towards the heart. This technique helps to improve circulation and lymphatic drainage, reducing fluid retention and promoting relaxation. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 9. 

    THIS MASSAGE TYPE IS CATAGORIZED INTO SUPERFICIAL OR DEEP

    • A.

      STROKING

    • B.

      FRICTION

    • C.

      KNEADING

    • D.

      PETRISSAGE

    Correct Answer
    A. STROKING
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "STROKING." Stroking is a massage technique that involves using long, flowing, and rhythmic movements on the surface of the body. It can be performed with light or firm pressure, depending on the desired effect. Stroking is categorized as a superficial massage technique, as it primarily targets the outer layers of muscles and tissues. It is commonly used to promote relaxation, improve circulation, and relieve muscle tension.

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  • 10. 

    CENTRIPETAL

    • A.

      TOWARDS HEART

    • B.

      AWAY FROM HEART

    Correct Answer
    A. TOWARDS HEART
    Explanation
    The word "centripetal" refers to a force or movement that is directed towards the center. In the context of the human body, the term "centripetal" can be used to describe the movement of blood towards the heart. Therefore, the correct answer is "towards heart", as it aligns with the definition of centripetal and the direction in which blood flows in the circulatory system.

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  • 11. 

    CENTRIFUGAL

    • A.

      TOWARDS THE HEART

    • B.

      AWAY FROM THE HEART

    Correct Answer
    B. AWAY FROM THE HEART
    Explanation
    The term "centrifugal" refers to the force or movement that is directed away from the center. In the context of the heart, blood is pumped out from the heart to the rest of the body through the arteries. Therefore, the correct answer is "away from the heart" as it represents the direction in which the blood flows.

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  • 12. 

    ALSO REFERRED TO AS STRIKING, THIS TYPE IS A SERIES OF BRISK BLOWS WHICH FOLLOW EACH OTHER RAPIDLY AND MOVEMENT COME MAINLY FROM WRISTS.

    • A.

      TRANSVERSE FRICTIONAL MASSAGE

    • B.

      VIBRATION

    • C.

      STROKING

    • D.

      TAPOTEMENT

    Correct Answer
    D. TAPOTEMENT
    Explanation
    Tapotement is a type of massage technique that involves a series of brisk blows which follow each other rapidly. It is also known as striking and the movement mainly comes from the wrists. This technique is often used to invigorate the muscles and stimulate circulation.

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  • 13. 

    ALSO REFEERED TO AS SHAKING

    • A.

      TAPOTEMENT

    • B.

      FRICTION

    • C.

      VIBRATION

    • D.

      PETRISSAGE

    Correct Answer
    C. VIBRATION
    Explanation
    Vibration is a massage technique that involves rapid shaking or trembling movements. It is used to stimulate the muscles and tissues, increase blood circulation, and relieve tension. Vibration can be performed using the hands, fingers, or specialized massage tools. This technique is often used to relax the muscles, improve flexibility, and reduce muscle soreness.

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  • 14. 

    HANDS ON CONTACT, THROUGH THE ANS, CREATES A REACTION IN SKIN DUE TO STIMULATION OF SENSORY FIBERS (SKIN REDNESS)

    Correct Answer
    REFLEXIVE MECHANISM
    Explanation
    The given answer, "REFLEXIVE MECHANISM," is correct because it accurately explains the process described in the statement. When there is hands-on contact with the skin, it stimulates sensory fibers, which in turn triggers a reaction in the skin, resulting in skin redness. This response is an automatic reflexive mechanism of the body to external stimuli.

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  • 15. 

    WHICH IS NOT A PHYSICAL EFFECT OF MASSAGE

    • A.

      INCREASE BLOOD FLOW

    • B.

      RELIEF PAIN

    • C.

      INCREASE NUTRITION TO TISSUES

    • D.

      INDUCE INDURATION

    • E.

      REMOVES WASTE PRODUCTS

    Correct Answer
    D. INDUCE INDURATION
    Explanation
    Inducing induration is not a physical effect of massage. Induration refers to the hardening or thickening of tissue, which is not typically a desired outcome of massage therapy. Instead, massage is known to increase blood flow, relieve pain, increase nutrition to tissues, and remove waste products from the body.

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  • 16. 

    SLOW RHYTHMICALMASSAGE CAN CREATE A SEDATIVE EFFECT WITHIN THE NERVOUS SYSTEM

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    Correct Answer
    A. TRUE
    Explanation
    Slow rhythmic massage can create a sedative effect within the nervous system because it promotes relaxation and reduces stress. The gentle, repetitive movements of slow rhythmic massage help to calm the nervous system, slow down heart rate, and decrease blood pressure. This type of massage also stimulates the release of endorphins, which are natural pain relievers and mood enhancers. Overall, slow rhythmic massage can induce a state of relaxation and tranquility, making it an effective technique for promoting a sedative effect within the nervous system.

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  • 17. 

    PERCUSSION CAN DECREASE HYPERSENSITIVITY

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    Correct Answer
    A. TRUE
    Explanation
    Percussion, which involves rhythmic tapping or striking of body parts, can indeed decrease hypersensitivity. This technique is commonly used in physical therapy to desensitize hypersensitive areas of the body. The rhythmic tapping stimulates the nerves and helps to desensitize the area, reducing hypersensitivity and increasing tolerance to touch or pressure. Therefore, the statement "Percussion can decrease hypersensitivity" is true.

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  • 18. 

    ATROPHY CAN BE PREVENTABLE WITH MASSAGE

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    Correct Answer
    B. FALSE
    Explanation
    Atrophy refers to the wasting away or shrinking of muscles or tissues. While massage can help improve blood flow, relieve muscle tension, and promote relaxation, it cannot prevent atrophy. Atrophy is typically caused by factors such as lack of physical activity, aging, or certain medical conditions. Therefore, the statement that atrophy can be preventable with massage is false.

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  • 19. 

    WHICH OF THESE IS NOT A CORRECT STATEMENT CONCERNING MASSAGE EFFECTS IN THE MUSCULAR SYSTEM

    • A.

      WILL DECREASE THE AMOUNT OF FIBROSIS, WHICH DEVELOPS IN IMMOBILIZED OR INJURED MUSCULATURE.

    • B.

      INCREASE STRENGTH

    • C.

      INCREASE CIRCULATION THEREFORE INCREASES OXYGEN TO AREA TO HELP IN HEALING, RELAXATION, ECT

    • D.

      DECREASE LACTIC ACID BUILD UP, THEREFORE DECREASES MUSCLE CRAMPS "RELAXATION"

    Correct Answer
    B. INCREASE STRENGTH
    Explanation
    Massage effects in the muscular system do not directly increase strength. While massage can help improve muscle recovery and relaxation, it does not directly enhance muscle strength. Strength gains typically come from resistance training and other forms of exercise that stimulate muscle growth and adaptation. Massage can indirectly support strength gains by promoting muscle recovery and reducing muscle tension, but it is not a direct cause of increased strength.

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  • 20. 

    MASSAGE IMPROVES FUNCTION OF SEBACEOUS AND SWEAT GLANDS

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    Correct Answer
    A. TRUE
    Explanation
    Massage improves the function of sebaceous and sweat glands. This is because massage stimulates blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, which in turn helps to nourish and detoxify the skin. The increased blood flow also brings more oxygen and nutrients to the sebaceous and sweat glands, promoting their proper functioning. Additionally, massage can help to reduce stress and tension, which can have a positive impact on the overall health of the skin and its glands. Therefore, it can be concluded that the statement is true.

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  • 21. 

    MASSAGE DIRECTLY EFFECTS BONE GROWTH, DUE TO INCREASE CIRCULATION

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    Correct Answer
    B. FALSE
    Explanation
    MASSAGE CAN AID IN BONE REPAIR, BUT DOES NOT DIRECTLY EFFECT BONE GROWTH

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  • 22. 

    MASSAGE HELPS THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM BY INHIBITING VASOCONSTRICTION, TO PREVENT THE RELEASE OF HISTAMINE

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    Correct Answer
    B. FALSE
    Explanation
    INHIBITS VASODILATION, HISTAMINE HELPS INFLAMMATORY RESPONSE

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  • 23. 

    MASSAGE CAN INCREASES PERISTALSIS IN INTESTINES

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    Correct Answer
    A. TRUE
    Explanation
    Massage can increase peristalsis in the intestines because it stimulates the muscles and tissues in the abdominal area. This stimulation can help to promote the movement of food and waste through the digestive system, enhancing the process of peristalsis. Additionally, massage can also help to relieve any tension or blockages in the intestines, further supporting healthy digestion and bowel movements.

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  • 24. 

    WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING ARE CONTRINDICATIONS FOR MASSAGE(CHOSE AS MANY THAT APPLY)

    • A.

      ACUTE CONDITIONS

    • B.

      FRACTURE

    • C.

      EDEMA

    • D.

      INFECTION

    • E.

      HEALING SKIN GRAFT

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. ACUTE CONDITIONS
    D. INFECTION
    Explanation
    Massage can be contraindicated in acute conditions because it may exacerbate the symptoms or cause further injury. Infections can also be a contraindication for massage as it can spread the infection or worsen the condition. Therefore, both acute conditions and infections are contraindications for massage.

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  • 25. 

    THE FOLLOWING ARE INDICATIONS FOR MASSAGE(CHOOSE AS MANY THAT APPLY)

    • A.

      CIRCULATORY DISORDERS

    • B.

      MUSCLE SPASMS

    • C.

      PARALYSIS

    • D.

      BELL'S PALSY

    • E.

      THROMBOSIS

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. MUSCLE SPASMS
    C. PARALYSIS
    D. BELL'S PALSY
    Explanation
    The indications for massage include muscle spasms, paralysis, and Bell's Palsy. Massage can help relax and relieve muscle spasms, improve circulation and lymphatic flow, and aid in the recovery of paralyzed muscles. Bell's Palsy, a condition that causes temporary facial paralysis, can also benefit from massage therapy to improve muscle tone and function. However, massage may not be suitable for individuals with circulatory disorders or thrombosis, as it can potentially worsen these conditions.

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