massage movements

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  • Massage movements.
    • Effleaurage
      • Long stroking movements. Improves circulation and introduces the therapists hands to the client.
    • Petrissage
      • 'Kneading' and squeezing movements. Stimulates the skin and improves the muscle tone.
    • Tapotement
      • Tapping on the skin. Strengthens deep tissue and increases blood circulation.
    • Friction
      • Deep pressure applied in circular movements. Reduces swelling and brings blood to the skins surface.
    • Passive
      • Stretches and prevents stiffness.

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