Meaning above, extreme or too much.
The word part for muscle.
Meaning painful condition.
Meaning away from
Meaning toward the midline
Distinguishing one disease from another- determining the nature of disease.
A decrease in the size of cells with subsequent decrease in tissue, occurs in muscles after immobilization (for example wearing a cast for a broken bone)
The skin disorder is contagious, caused by a virus (human papilloma virus), and is most often found on the hands, feet and genitals.
This skin disorder is contagious, caused by a fungus, and causes itching on the feet only.
This skin disorder is contagious and caused by mites (microscopic bugs), and causes an itchy skin reaction up to 9 weeks after exposure.
When knees are abnormally separated
This is characterized by abnormal lateral curvature of the spine
This non contagious skin lesion is also known as a large blister.
This very common condition is the bodies protective response to tissue damage . It has four signs redness, heat, pain and swelling.
Talipes equinovarus is a condition in which a baby is born with bones in the foot that are twisted. Babies born with this condition often undergo surgery in the first few months of life. This condition is known as-
Superficial patch of epidermis. Also known as a kerotoma.
General name for inflammation condition of the skin.
Abnormal joining of tissues to each other with connective (scar) tissue.
Also called a boil, this is a subcutaneous abcess filled with pus, usually caused by an infection on the staphylococcus bacteria. A bunch of these together is called a carbuncle.
When the height of the medial longituidnal arch or the food is abnormally elevated
The systematic manual manipulation of the soft tissue of the human body for therapeutic purposes.
Theraputic purpose of massage- Massage promotes-
Circulation of fluids in the body (blood and lymph) Relaxation especially of the muscles, pain relief restoration of balance or homeostasis.
Modern roots of the term "massage"
Greek, Latin, Roman, and sandscript.
The Decline of arts and sciences in the west?
WHo had no decline in massage?
Arabs and Islam
The renaissance revived what?
The printing press made reading and writing available to western civilization. Help massage come back.
Who started massage?
Per Henrik Ling 1776-1839 Lived in Sweden, brought massage to America.
Massage had a decline because of
No proof massage worked, Claims that it was a cure-all, Scandal, Front for prostitution, and medical practitioner stopped supporting it.
what did the 1960's do for massage?
Hippie movement helped massage get back on track.
1980's massage was?
Still considered alternative.
Acher/Lunge- Horse stances
Proper postures and stances provides stability and balance.
Good body mechanics allow for ease of motion while delivering depth of pressure or while gliding over a length of the body.
Concept of geographical center located 2 inches below the navel.
The therapists body acts as a conduit for drawing positive energy into the client & expelling negative energy from the client.
Prevent compression injuries
If your table is too high
you will feel stress in the shoulders and neck
If your table is too low
you will feel stress in your lower back
The study of appropriate conduct or behavior.
Professional relationship is
The transfer of goods or services for money.
Scope of practice
is both law and ethics
Code of ethics
General conduct guidelines
Standards of practice
Based on a code of ethics but slightly more specific (informed consent)
The patient is fully informed about the professional relationship. Then the patient gives permission. Its protective because the patient is knowledge.
Right of refusal
The right to refuse anything you or the client don't want to do.
Three stages of G.A.S
General adaption syndrome
How our body reaches to stress
Alarm reaction- Fight or flight
Resistance reaction (cortisone hormone)
Exhaustion Reaction ( Break down)
Healthy ways of coping with stress
Exercise, good diet, medatation
The four pillars of Heatlh
1- Exercise or Movement
2-Nutrician and Hydration
3- Rest and Relaxation
4- Spiritual Connection
Gliding (effleurage) movements
Transverse or cross-fiber friction
vibration-manual and mechanical
Active assistive and active resistive
Light or superficial touch
purposeful contact applying natural and evenly distributed weight of fingers or hand to a given area of the client's body to soothe and provide a comforting, healing connection
Deep touch using deep pressure
performing with one finger, thumb, several fingers or the entire hand - to calm, anesthetize or stimulate.
the practice of sliding the hand or forearm over some portion of the clients body with varying amounts of pressure or contact according to the desired results.
Ethereal body (aura) stroking
Long, smooth strokes over the entire length of the clients body without actually touching the body surface; done only under extreme quiet and relaxed circumstances and when client is receptive.
Feather (nerve) stroking
very light pressure of fingertips of hands using long, glowing strokes; used as a final stroke to individual areas.
Gliding (effleurage) strokes
a succession of strokes applied by gliding the hand over an extended area of the body, employing both superficial and deep strokes; used to asses the body area being massaged, to distribute and lubricant, to prepare the area for other techniques, and to clear the area and sooth the intensity of some deeper manipulations.
Uses enough pressure to have a mechanical effect; stretches and broadens the effect on the muscle tissue and fascia and enhances the venous blood and lymph flow; used to increase fluid movement, stretch underlying tissue, increase relation, palpate deeper tissue
Towards the heart with the flow of veins
away from the heart with the flow of arteries
towards the head
towards the tail
Physiological Effects of light touch
lowers blood pressure
reduces nervous irritability
soothes and comforts
used as the basis of other touch modalities
Therapeutic application of light touch
high blood pressure
Physiological effects of deep touch
soothes muscle spasms
relieves pain at reflex areas
relieves pain at stress points in tendons
relieves pain at trigger points in muscles
Therapeutic applications of deep touch
relieves headache, toothache, joint swelling
treats nerve pain
used in conjunction with other techniques to treat musculoskeletal disfunctions
Directions of movement
General rule is to follow the large veins