Effleurage

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  • Effleurage
    • Characteristics
      • Long sweeping movements
      • Towards the heart
      • Applied with hands, hand or forearm
      • Intro, linking & finishing stroke
    • Effects
      • Sedative or stimulating- intensity & duration
      • Increase blood flow to area
      • Reduce congestion, e.g, swelling
      • Increase tissue temp. thus increasing local circulation
      • Relieve pain- stimulates nerve endings
      • Increase ROM- increase mobility of superficial tissue
    • Techniques
      • Figure 8
      • 1/2 moon
      • Flat hand
      • V stroke
      • Rotary
      • Butterfly (& reverse)
      • Cam & spindle
      • Pisiform
      • Heel & thumb
      • Bilateral
      • Opposing & Forearm glide
      • Rake (& reverse)

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