What are common indications for Soft tissue massage?
- hypertonic muscle
- excessive tension
- abnormal somato-somatic/ somato-visceral reflexes
- decreased circulation to mypfascial structure
- poor immune response
What are contraindication for soft tissue massage?
- acute fascitis, ligamentous sprain, muscular strain.
- acute Fx,
- lack of consent
- lack of SD
- force applied to separate origin and insertion. Pulls along the longitunidal axis of muscle
What is a force that pulls along the longitudinal axis of muscle bellies?
Stretching, also moves origin further away from insertion.
Pressure applied perpendicularly to the longitudinal axis
What soft tissue technique applies pressure perpendicular to the longitudinal axis?
compression of tissue superficial to deep that causes relaxation secondary to depletion of nutrients
You apply a ton of pressure to a person, so much so, that the nutrients are unable to reach that muscle. What is this technique?
Inhibition, where excess force prevents nutrients from reaching tissues, and induces muscle relaxation
Light pressure with strokes from distal to proximal or peripheral to central that increases lymph flow.
You are walking by a chinese parlor and recognize someone is oddly massaging a persons face from the eyebrows, down the side of their cheek to their neck and from their neck to their thoracic inlet (as you are an astute medical student). What technique is being performed and what is the purpose?
- Effleurage, which utilizes light touch in order to increase lymph flow (superficial).
squeezing and twisting skin in order to break fascial adhesions.
What technique can be used to break down scar tissue?
- repetitive striking of the muscle using fingers, thenar eminence, cupped hands
How must a person be positioned to perform suboccipital release/inhibition?
What can be done to augmetnt cervical kneading and stretching of a person in supine?
increase head opposition
What are techniques of cervical stretching kneadin?