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massage strokes are directed toward the heart to affect the flow or ____ and____
venous blood/ lympth flow
raising tissues from their ordinary position and then squeezing, rolling or pinching with firm pressure
the natural weight of the therapists fingers, fingers or hand held on a given area of the clients body
a continous shaking or trembling movement transmitted from the therapists hand or an electrical appliance
raising the skin and muscular tissues from their ordinary position and squeezing with a firm pressure usually in a circular direction
when a therapist recognizes the purposes and effects of movements and adapts the treatment to the client the massage practice has become
the primary indication of tension or dysfunction in muscle or soft tissue is
pain, fibrous bands of tissue, trigger points
the practice of sliding the hand smoothly over some portion of the clients body with varying amounts of pressure
a kneading technique in which the therapist attempts to grasp the tissue and gently lift and spread it out as if to make more space between the layers of tissue or muscle fibers
a variation of kneading in which only the skin and subcutaneous tissue are picked up between the thumbs and fingers and rolled
a rapid back and forth movement with the hands in which the flesh is shaken and rolled around the axis or the imaginary centerline of the body part
a back and forth movement in which both hands are placed a short distance apart on either side of the limb and work is opposing directions
involves the flesh being grasped firmly in one or both hands and moved up and down along the bone
allows the release of tension by gently shaking a relaxed body part so that the flesh flops around the bone
involves grasping the entire muscle lifting it slightly away from its position and shaking it quicky across its axis
a push and release movement applied to the clients body in either a side to side or an up and down direction
the heaviest and deepest form of percussion and is done over the denser muscular areas of the body
are movements in which the client actively participates by contracting the muscles involved in the movement
active joint movement
the client moves the limb or the joint without any intervention from the therapist to assess any limitation in the joint movement
active range of motion
a cushioned limitation in which soft tissue prevents further movement such as knee flexion
soft end feel
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