Your question: What is the most stimulating form of massage that should be applied with care and discretion?

Which massage technique is the most stimulating and should be applied carefully and with discretion?

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Massage Is one of the oldest therapeutic methods dating back thousands of years it has many psychological and physiological benefits
Which massage technique is the most stimulating and should be applied carefully and with discretion tapotement

Which of the following is the most stimulating form of massage?

Chapter 23 Facials (Book #3)

What is the most stimulating form of massage: tapotement
The point on the skin over the muscle where pressure and stimulation wil cause contraction of the muscle is referred to as the: motor point

What is the most important massage movement?

Soft, continuous stroking movements applied with the fingers (digital) and palms (Palmar) in a slow and rhythmic manner. What is the most important massage movement? Effleurage. It is used in conjunction with other types of massage such as shiatsu.

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What is a highly stimulating movement that should never be used for more than a few seconds?

Slapping and hacking movements are used to massage the back, shoulders, and arms. it is a highly stimulating movement, but it should only be used sparingly and never for more than a few seconds on any one spot.

What 3 benefits are found in the exfoliation process?

What does exfoliation do? makes the skin smoother, helps product penetration by unblocking the surfaces, promotes stimulation which in turn increases the cell turnover rate.

What are five conditions of the body or skin that would contraindicate massage?

Here are a list of common contraindictions:

  • Cuts or open wounds.
  • Bruises.
  • Varicose veins.
  • Broken bones.
  • Burns.
  • Some skin conditions.

What are agents that prevent moisture from leaving the skin?

“Moisturizers […] are oil-based ingredients, including occlusive agents, such as petrolatum or mineral oil, and emollients like esters and plant oils. They work by creating a seal on the surface of skin which prevents water from escaping. They also make the skin feel smoother and less dry,” says Romanowski.

What movement usually begins and ends a massage sequence?

2. Effleurage: It is a relaxing, soothing, gentle stroking or circular massage. It is used on the face, neck and arms. A facial massage usually begins and ends with this rhythmic movement.

Do massage movements begin at the origin?

What is the direction of movement of a massage? it is always from the insertion of the muscle toward its origin.

What is the simplest technique in giving massage?

The first thing that every student must master is “the basics.” The four basic massage strokes are effleurage-(light or deep stroking), petrisage-(kneading), tapotement-(gentle slapping), and friction. Effleurage is meant for relaxation and the release of tension.

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Why do they slap you after a massage?

Inducing Deeper Relaxation

Possibly the most obvious reason we use percussion during massage treatments is because it helps ease your body into much deeper levels of relaxation.