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What does a vibration stroke activate and cause

Activation of the GTO to cause a reciprocal inhibition

32

What is a vibration stroke

Start with compression then use forearm muscles in rhythmic motion

33

What motions occurs at the forearm/wrist during a vibration stroke

Supination and pronation

34

What does shaking therapeutic massage do

1. Relaxes muscle groups or whole limbs
2. Influences muscle spindle system and joint proprioceptors

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How do you do shaking therapeutic massage

Lift and downward or side-side movement

36

What receptors does shaking massage engage

Pacinian corpuscles

37

What is rocking therapeutic massage

Soothing, rhythmic motion using the whole body

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What does rocking massage stimulate

Vestibular system as well as muscular system

39

How do you do rocking therapeutic massage

Up/down, side/side movement of body

40

True or False:
You always want to find the bodies natural rhythm when doing rocking massage

True

41

What is tapotement or percussion therapeutic massage

Percussion movements or series of brisk blows

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How is tapotement administered

With relaxed hands with rapid alternating movements

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What is the purpose of tapotement (3)

1. Stimulate subcutaneous tissues
2. Increase circulation
3. Stimulate peripheral nerve endings

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How do you do tapotment massage (5)

1. Hacking: Alternate movements with the ulnar border of the hands
2. Slapping: Alternate slapping with the fingers
3. Beating: Using half closed fists and beating with the hypothenar eminence of the hand
4. Tapping: Using the tips of the fingers
5. Cupping: Using a concave cup formed by the fingers thumb and hand together

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What is cupping tapotment mostly used for

Postural drainage

46

What is friction therapeutic massage

Small deep movements to select tissue

47

What forces does friction massage utilize

Shear forces

48

What is friction massage used for

To break up adhesions

49

Is lubricant used for friction massage

Nope

50

True or False:
Massage strokes are typically in the direction of the fibers

True