The nerves, blood vessels, lymph vessels, glands and all the tissues are stimulated.
By alternate compression and relaxation the lymph is forced out of the spaces and into the lymphatics.
Very small muscles.
Effleurage, an extremely important movement in massage.
Petrissage is generally a kneading movement applied with pressure.
Friction, chiefly operated by the thumbs to affect underlying tissues.
Movements to soothe the nerves