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Massage

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Effleurage Light strokes and produces a reflexive response, and to help pt relax. Used a beginning/end of massage.
Petrissage Kneading effect used to loosens adhesions, improve lymphatic return, facilitate removal of metabolic waste.
Friction Small circular motions over trigger points or muscle spasms. Deep penetration to reduce edema, loosen adhesions, and relieve muscle spasm. Used for chronic inflammation or overuse injuries.
Tapotement Tapping,hacking,cupping,slapping rapid alternating manner. Used to enhance circulation and stimulate peripheral nerve endings.
Vibration Rapid shaking motion causes vibrations of area. Vibration comes from the therapists forearms use hands/fingers. Used for relaxation
Created by: irongirl