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This technique involves the creation of a “pump” by alternating pressure and relaxation. 

 

 

 

 

Petrissage

2

This technique is otherwise called Percussive Manipulation.

 

 

Tapotement

3

This is a manipulation technique where the part is grasped and shaken to produce varying degrees of stimulation.  

 

 

 Rocking and Shaking

4

This technique is performed as a pure reflex response and involves contact with no pressure.

 

 

 

Stroking

5

This type of manipulation involves tremulous movement creating primarily reflex response. This can be fine or coarse, or pure reflex 

 

 

Vibrations

6

What are the three types of Tapotement? And give an example for each type.

Light

 (Pincement, Tapping, Point Hacking)

Moderate

(Clapping, Cupping, Light Hacking)

 Heavy

(Heavy Hacking, Beating, Pounding)

7

What are the six techniques of Petrissage?

Kneading

 Muscle Squeezing

Picking Up

Wringing

Skin rolling

Stripping

8

Identify the two techniques for stroking.

 

 

 Soothing

Stimulating

9

Aside from the all the general and local Contraindications, heavy tapotement is also contraindicated for _________________.

 

 

 Osteoporosis

On bony prominences with little underlying muscle

10

This technique is a gliding manipulation, primarily affecting the circulation of blood and lymph.

 

 

Effleurage

11

This type of massage can be used as a transition between manipulations.

 

 

 

Effleurage

12

This specific technique used as a treatment of subcutaneous adhesions.

 

 

 Skin Rolling

13

This massage technique is done in a transverse motion with the hands beginning on opposite sides of the part, then brought to glide past one another, compressing the tissue. 

 

  

Wringing

14

There are two types of Rocking and Shaking, _______ (the muscle itself is shaken) and ________ (the limb is
shaken) with a gentle but secure grasp.

 

 

Direct

Indirect

15

Stroking and vibration massage technique may be used to achieve changes in _________.

 

 

Nerve Firing

16

______________ is generally used to start massage therapy and introduce the client to the therapist's touch.

 

 

 

 Effleurage

17

___________ is a form of Petrissage wherein the therapist performs circular manipulation (open and closed) performed with palms, thumbs, fingertips and knuckles

 

 

 

 Kneading

18

The alternate pressure and relaxation, stimulates blood flow to the tissue provided by Petrissage is similar to what type of massage?

 

 

 Effleurage

19

_________ is a tapotement technqiue wherein the therapist's fingers flexed to create a slight vacuum with palms.

 

 

 

 Cupping

20

_________ technique can be used in combination with traction.

 

 

 

Rocking and Shaking

21

Joint hypermobility is contraindicated to ___________ as this technique may cause the joint to be more unstable

 

 

 Rocking and Shaking

22

The general direction used in the technique Petrissage is ________________.

Towards the heart (centripetal)