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define technique

STROKING
lightest technique
no pressure applied using
palmer or dorsal surface of hand in any direction
mechanical effect

STROKING
generally none
skin reponds to touch
reflex effect

STROKING
client feels cared for
soothing / relaxing
chemical effect

STROKING
NONE
an indication for

STROKING
introduction to the
therapist touch
contraindication

STROKING
open, contagious sores
define technique

EFFLEURAGE
transitional stroke towards the heart using palmer surface - molding to the contour of clients body
mechanical effect

EFFLEURAGE
increase venous and
lymphatic flow
reflex effect

EFFLEURAGE
reduces swelling
increases blood circulation
chemical effect

EFFLEURAGE
NONE
indication for

EFFLEURAGE
to spread oil
hairy skin
pitted edema
contraindication for

EFFLEURAGE
varicose veins
arithritsis (in flare -up )
define

PETRISSAGE
alternating pressure and relaxation
tissue lifted, pressed, rolled
soothing or stimulating
mechanical effect

PETRISSAGE
loose adhesions
stretch scar tissue
reflex effect

PETRISSAGE
soothes or stimulates nerves
"rest and digest"
"flight or fight"
chemical effect

PETRISSAGE
stimulates inflammatory response - releases histamines
indication for

PETRISSAGE
decreases muscle hypertonicity
relieves constipation
contraindication

PETRISSAGE
atrophied muscles
(could damage the tissue)
moderate >severe varicose vein
define

TAPOTEMENT
rapid springy blows with the fingers, hands, or wrists

min 30 seconds
mechanical effect

TAPOTEMENT
loosens mucus
increases circulation
stimulation of muscles
reflex effect

TAPOTEMENT
stimulates stomach and abdomen
chemical effect

TAPOTEMENT
NONE
indication

TAPOTEMENT
runners at a race
respiratory conditions
contraindication

TAPOTEMENT
pregnancy specifically -
kidney, abdomen, & sacrum
arthritis
define

VIBRATIONS
static or running vibration with palmer surface
course or fine
30 seconds for effect
mechanical effect

VIBRATIONS
loosens mucus

promotes coughing
reflex effect

VIBRATIONS
reduces flatulance

soothes nerves
chemical effect

VIBRATIONS
NONE
indication

VIBRATIONS
respiratory congestion

muscle spasm
contraindication

VIBRATIONS
when any touch is painful
define

SHAKING & ROCKING
grasping the body part and shaken fine or course using range of motion
mechanical effect

SHAKING & ROCKING
increase range of motion

loosening joint structures
refex effect

SHAKING & ROCKING
stimulates digestive system
chemical effect

SHAKING & ROCKING
NONE
indication

SHAKING & ROCKING
holding patterns

overall relaxation
contraindication

SHAKING & ROCKING
recent joint or muscle injury

anxious or tense client