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EFFLEURAGE

Long, gliding movements. Transition or completing strokes.

CENTRIPETAL

Massaging towards the heart

CENTRIFUGAL

Massaging away from the heart

PETTRISAGE

Lifting and squeezing muscle belly or spreading away from midline

FULLING

Spreading the muscle belly outward, away from midline

KNEADING

Lifting and squeezing muscle belly up and away from midline

FRICTION

Moving superficial tissues against deeper layers to create heat or reducer tissue congestion

CROSSFIBER/TRANSVERSE

Deep friction applied across the grain of a muscle's fibers

WRINGING

Agripping and wringing motion applied with light or deep pressure

PARALLEL/LONGITUDINAL

Light or deep movements which are parallel or longitudinal to the muscle fibers

VIBRATION

A continuous shaking, trembling, or josling motion

VIBRATION/TREMBLING

Trembling motion applied into the tissues

SHAKING

Holding a limb at its distal end and shaking it

JOSTLING

Grasping and shaking a muscle belly

TAPOTEMENT/PERCUSSION

Brisk, stimulating, striking movements which are alternate or stimultaneous

TAPPING

With fingerpads

HACKING

With medial border of hand

CUPPING

With cupped palm

SLAPPING

With flattened hands (Palmar or dorsal)

FEATHER/NERVE STROKES

Delicate strokes done with the fingertips simultaneously o alternately over body segment

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