Intro to Massage- Pricipals and Practice: Evolve Chapter 6
Postural techniques used to deliver massage therapy with the utmost efficiency and with minimal trauma to the therapist
According to Bonnie Prudden, how the profession of massage therapy is classified.
The position of a client when lying on his or her abdomen.
Covering the body with a cloth for professionalism, client’s emotional privacy, and warmth, while accessing the client’s body for massage
According to William Barry, What is the foundation of massage.
The center of gravity located 1 to 2 inches below and behind the navel.
The foot stance most often used when applying effleurage or any stroke in which the therapist proceeds from one point to the next along the clients body, one foot pointing in the direction of movement.
The foot stance used to perform massage strokes that traverse relatively short distances, both feet placed on the floor with toes pointing forward at a little more than hip distance apart.
Injuries related to inefficient biomechanics - a constant motion, combined with compressive forces, causing injury to the soft tissues.
Repetitive motion injuries
Position preferred for pregnant women, some older adults, and persons with various other condition
In the art of draping, the primary comfort consideration.
The position of the client when lying on his or her back.