effleurage


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a rhythmic stroking

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The effleurage technique involves long, light or firm strokes over the spine and back.
Massage strokes are called effleurage and keep the blood and lymph systems working in tip- top condition, helping to maintain a healthy balance in the body.
Mrs B's back and shoulders were treated with a combination of basic techniques including effleurage, kneading, fascia stretching and palmar compression.
The protocol consisted of deeply applied effleurage, petrissage and friction techniques to the hand and arm with the depth and rate of the massage kept as consistent as possible.
The massage therapists employed long stroking effleurage techniques and petrissage from the PSIS to C7.
The partners performed effleurage movements with flat hands to the back, arms and legs moving upwards for inspiration and downwards for expiration.
It consisted of diamond shaped effleurage strokes using a pressure of 4 on a scale of 0-10 where 0 represented no pressure and 10 'crushing' pressure.
The classical Swedish massage techniques of effleurage and petrissage are effective for fibromyalgic clients.
Two licensed massage therapists conducted one hour standard full body Swedish massage treatments using pretrissage, effleurage and tapotement techniques.
The massage intervention involved using Swedish style kneading and effleurage strokes and acupressure style foot massage.
The women in the massage group were offered a 20 minute massage, consisting of effleurage strokes, to either their foot/lower leg or to their hand/lower arm.
The massage protocol consisted of effleurage, compression and circular friction techniques, and was applied over the whole body including the face.
Section 7 proceeds with advice for body use when performing specific massage strokes such as effleurage, petrissage, pressure strokes, percussion and vibrational techniques as well as lifting and stretching.
The tactile touch treatment consisted of slow, firm effleurage strokes to the hands and feet only on day 1; strokes to the hands, feet and stomach on day 2; and on days 3-5, the head, face, stomach, chest, arms, hands, legs and feet were treated with tactile touch.
Techniques included effleurage, petrissage, friction, passive motion and stretching, linear and cross-fibre frictions and jostling.