Basic Massage Pressure Areas Quiz

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Basic Massage Pressure Areas Customized Amount of Pressure Applied Manipulations should be selected to suit the client and personal preference or ______

expertise

Comfort: massage must always be ______. It must not hurt or injure the client, even the vigorous and stimulating techniques.

comfortable

Direction: pressure must be applied in the direction of venous drainage towards the heart and the direction of lymphatic drainage to the nearest lymphatic ______.

nodes

Order: begin with Haplos, follow with applicable Hagod manipulations then Pindot if suitable, Pisil and Piga and complete with Haplos after each ______.

stroke

Speed: this must be selected according to the type of massage required – slow for relaxing, moderate for a general massage, and faster for a vigorous, stimulating ______.

massage

Depth must be adjusted to suit the client and the desired outcome of the treatment. For example, young, fit clients will take greater depth than ______ clients.

older

Those accustomed to massage generally prefer a deeper massage than new ______ clients.

nervous

There are two standing positions used in massage: Walk Standing is used when massaging up and down the length of the body, and Stride Standing is used when working ______ the body.

across

Increased depth and pressure must come from body weight transmitted through the arms, but not by pushing with ______.

the arms

Concentration: maintain your concentration throughout the massage. Continuity and rhythm will suffer if there is a lapse in ______.

concentration

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Basic Massage Pressure Areas

  • Massage should always be comfortable and not hurt or injure the client, even with vigorous techniques.
  • Pressure must be applied in the direction of venous drainage towards the heart and lymphatic drainage to the nearest lymphatic nodes.
  • Massage should be continuous, with barely perceptible transitions between strokes.

Guidelines for Massage Techniques

  • Begin with Haplos, followed by applicable Hagod manipulations, then Pindot if suitable, Pisil, and Piga, and complete with Haplos after each stroke.
  • Select the speed of massage according to the type of massage required: slow for relaxing, moderate for general, and faster for vigorous.
  • Adjust the depth of massage according to the type of massage, client, and desired outcome: moderate for relaxing and general, deeper for vigorous.
  • Use a consistent rhythm, selected at the beginning of the massage, and maintained throughout.

Stance and Posture

  • Protect yourself from strain and injury by adopting the correct posture: walk standing for up and down the body, stride standing for across the body.
  • Keep the back straight, shoulders relaxed, and allow knees to bend when necessary.
  • Use a slight swaying body movement to achieve increased depth and pressure.

Concentration and Coverage

  • Maintain concentration throughout the massage to ensure continuity and rhythm.
  • Cover the whole area thoroughly, without neglecting small areas, to ensure even coverage.
  • The typical duration of a body massage is one hour, with a specific order of covering the body: legs, arms, décolleté, abdomen, back of legs, and back.

Learn about basic massage pressure areas and techniques to help heal, soothe, and relieve pain using simple touch techniques. Discover how to customize the amount of pressure applied and select manipulations to suit the client's preferences and needs.

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