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Research on Massage & Holistic Therapy Blog

These articles are the latest news from us about massage. Articles here are all well referenced. So we are telling you the truth about massage, according to well respected authors and organisations. Any new articles will be posted here as they are produced. So please bookmark the page and come back soon for more. Happy reading.

How to Do Effleurage Massage Strokes

Effleurage is the lightest style of massage stroke. It is used at the beginning of a massage to spread oil over the body and to warm up superficial tissues. It is used as you move between areas of the body to make sure your client knows you are still there.

Ankle Joint and Foot Movement

Anyone can suffer from ankle mobility problems. The ankle is one of the most used joints in the body. Here we look at what movements the foot and ankle do and the muscles used by them in movements. To help someone, you must understand your subject first.

Wringing Petrissage Stroke - How to Where to & Effects

Wringing is what is termed a medium depth stroke. These are deeper strokes than effleurage that stimulate muscle tissue under the epidermis and dermis. It is done using 2 hands, pulling flesh and then pushing it together. Therapist look like they are dancing as they use this technique. There are many benefits to using this stroke including, aiding circulation, stimulating the filtering of toxins and relaxing muscles.

Kneading Strokes - Palmer Digital Thumb and Ulnar Border

Kneading is a petrissage stroke used generally after effluerage. The technique is similar in motion to kneading bread. It is a medium depth stroke that relaxes muscle tension and stimulates the skin. It can be done with palms, fingers, thumbs or the side of the hand. its benefits are many to skin, muscles and bone.

Gratitude Makes For Better Relationships

All relationships have ups and downs. If you both express gratitude, it will help you both. Simple things, like doing the washing up, can be taken for granted. Take note of what the other person does, show appreciation and it will keep your relationship in better place.