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MASSAGE STROKES TM1

STUDY
PLAY
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