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  • 1. 

    All effleurage movements should be towards the heart, the lower extremities from the toes upwards and from the fingers to the shoulders.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Effleurage is a massage technique that involves long, sweeping strokes on the body. The purpose of effleurage is to promote relaxation and improve circulation. By directing the movements towards the heart, blood and lymphatic fluid can flow more efficiently, aiding in the removal of waste products and toxins from the body. This can help reduce swelling, improve nutrient delivery to tissues, and enhance overall well-being. Therefore, it is important to perform effleurage movements towards the heart to maximize its benefits.

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  • 2. 

    Petrissage is considered to be the most important movement in massage and in Petrissage the muscles and other tissues are:-        (Select Two)

    • A.

      The nerves, blood vessels, lymph vessels, glands and all the tissues are stimulated.

    • B.

      By alternate compression and relaxation the lymph is forced out of the spaces and into the lymphatics.

    • C.

      Very small muscles.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. The nerves, blood vessels, lymph vessels, glands and all the tissues are stimulated.
    B. By alternate compression and relaxation the lymph is forced out of the spaces and into the lymphatics.
    Explanation
    Petrissage is a massage technique that involves kneading, squeezing, and rolling the muscles and other tissues. It stimulates the nerves, blood vessels, lymph vessels, glands, and all the tissues, which helps improve circulation and promote relaxation. Additionally, by applying alternate compression and relaxation, the lymph is forced out of the spaces and into the lymphatics, aiding in the removal of toxins and waste products from the body.

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  • 3. 

    Friction is extremely useful in a circular motion (generally anti-clockwise) on the small muscles that Petrissage is not able to reach.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false because friction is not useful in a circular motion on the small muscles that Petrissage is not able to reach. Petrissage is a massage technique that involves kneading and squeezing the muscles, and friction is not typically used in this type of motion. Friction is more commonly used in techniques such as effleurage or deep tissue massage, where the therapist applies pressure and strokes in a linear or gliding motion. Therefore, the statement is incorrect.

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  • 4. 

    Tapotement includes many movements which consist of a vibratory nature and include:-   (Select Three)

    • A.

      Tapping

    • B.

      Hacking

    • C.

      Beating

    • D.

      Circular motion

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Tapping
    B. Hacking
    C. Beating
    Explanation
    Tapotement is a massage technique that involves rhythmic tapping, hacking, and beating movements. These movements are performed with the hands or fingers in a quick and alternating manner. Tapping involves using the fingertips or the edge of the hand to lightly tap the body. Hacking is done by using the sides of the hands in a chopping motion. Beating involves using a cupped hand to strike the body with a slightly more forceful movement. These techniques help to stimulate circulation, relax muscles, and provide a invigorating sensation to the recipient.

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  • 5. 

    The larynx is vibrated by a thumb and finger being placed on either side of the Thyroid cartilage.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The larynx is a part of the throat that contains the vocal cords. When we speak or sing, the vocal cords vibrate to produce sound. The thyroid cartilage is a prominent structure in the larynx, commonly known as the Adam's apple. Placing a thumb and finger on either side of the thyroid cartilage can provide external manipulation and help in vibrating the larynx, thus making the statement true.

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  • 6. 

    There are basic movements in massage therapy:-       (Select Three)

    • A.

      Effleurage, an extremely important movement in massage.

    • B.

      Petrissage is generally a kneading movement applied with pressure.

    • C.

      Friction, chiefly operated by the thumbs to affect underlying tissues.

    • D.

      Movements to soothe the nerves

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Effleurage, an extremely important movement in massage.
    B. Petrissage is generally a kneading movement applied with pressure.
    C. Friction, chiefly operated by the thumbs to affect underlying tissues.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Effleurage, Petrissage, and Friction. Effleurage is an important movement in massage therapy that involves long, sweeping strokes to warm up the muscles and promote relaxation. Petrissage is a kneading movement that applies pressure to the muscles, helping to release tension and improve circulation. Friction is a technique that uses the thumbs to apply deep pressure and target underlying tissues, helping to break up knots and adhesions. These three movements are fundamental techniques in massage therapy that can help relieve muscle tension and promote overall well-being.

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  • 7. 

    Friction is a firm movement, obviously more forcible than the stroke movement of effleurage.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is suggesting that friction is a more forceful movement compared to the stroke movement of effleurage. This implies that friction involves applying more pressure and intensity to the area being massaged, whereas effleurage is a lighter, gentler stroke. Therefore, the statement is true as it accurately describes the contrasting nature of these two massage techniques.

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  • 8. 

    Effleurage movement may be done with the lightest ______ of the tips of the fingers, or with the whole palm or surface of the hand in different ways, and with various degrees of pressure.

    • A.

      Touch

    • B.

      Stroke

    Correct Answer
    A. Touch
    Explanation
    Effleurage movement is a massage technique that involves gentle strokes and gliding movements on the body. It can be performed using different parts of the hand, such as the tips of the fingers or the whole palm. The word "touch" accurately describes the action of effleurage, as it involves making contact with the client's body in a soothing and comforting manner.

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  • 9. 

    Effleurage is used in the beginning of all movements and is used to soothe the______ , inducing relaxation.

    • A.

      Nervous

    • B.

      Joints

    Correct Answer
    A. Nervous
    Explanation
    Effleurage is a massage technique that involves long, sweeping strokes with light pressure. It is commonly used at the beginning of a massage session to help relax the client and prepare them for deeper, more specific techniques. By using effleurage on the nervous system, it can help to calm and soothe any tension or anxiety that the client may be experiencing, ultimately inducing a state of relaxation.

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  • 10. 

    Petrissage is a deep movement and is used by utilising the thumb and the index finger, or the palms of both hands, and is used mainly on the ______ muscles which biceps and triceps.

    • A.

      Large

    • B.

      Short

    • C.

      Back

    Correct Answer
    A. Large
    Explanation
    Petrissage is a deep movement technique used in massage therapy. It involves using the thumb and index finger, or the palms of both hands, to knead and manipulate the muscles. This technique is primarily used on large muscles such as the biceps and triceps.

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  • 11. 

    Friction is manipulation aimed at loosening hardened ______ around joints and tendons, and it is also good for areas where inflammation has caused an unrequired deposit.

    • A.

      Tissue

    • B.

      Skin

    Correct Answer
    A. Tissue
    Explanation
    Friction is a technique used to loosen hardened tissue around joints and tendons. It is particularly effective in areas where inflammation has caused an unwanted deposit.

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  • 12. 

    Beating is another descriptive phrase and it can also be referred to as ______ , and it is performed by the hands making a sort of scoop or cup which then strikes the muscles under treatment, using a very rapid movement.

    • A.

      Cupping

    • B.

      Striking

    • C.

      Hacking

    Correct Answer
    A. Cupping
    Explanation
    Cupping is a technique where the hands are shaped like a scoop or cup and rapidly strike the muscles being treated. This action is often referred to as beating, as it involves rhythmic tapping or pounding on the muscles. Cupping is commonly used in massage therapy to stimulate blood flow, release tension, and promote relaxation.

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