You will need
- - massage table;
- - the patient;
- instructions on massage techniques;
- - massage cream
Find someone who will agree to serve you in the role of dummy: it is quite suitable close relatives. Lay it on a hard flat surface - a massage table or floor, and that sofas should not be used.
In massage there are four basic techniques: stroking, rubbing, kneading and vibration. Carry out the process of stroking the first intake, between others, and at the end of the massage. Technique: your hands slip on the body surface of the patient, without moving the skin. Gentle and light touch will prepare the body for massage will help you get in touch, relieve tension. Remember that stroking is performed during the lymph nodes the inguinal and axillary cavities.
Lay the patient on his stomach, causing the cream on your hands. Start stroking hands along the spine, from the coccyx upward to axillary cavities and back. Alternate regular stroking with lighter influences: iron the back of the back sides of the brush. Then put one hand over the other: use the technique of stroking with the weights. Iron the right and left half of the back along the spine and along the edges of the spine.
Perform movements rhythmically, slowly, without removing his hands from the body during the change of movements, let them smoothly into one another. Stroking produce 2-3 minutes, then move on to the kneading and vibration.
Start the grinding is the preparatory stage before kneading. In the area of the back can be performed in circular and spiral rubbing. Circular is circular displacements of the skin end phalanx, relying on the heel of the hand or the first finger. Spiral is the basis of palm or elbow edge of a brush, folded into a fist. The massage involved both or one arm alternately.
Spend motion when rubbing in any direction without the need not to linger in one area more than 8-10 seconds. Consider the condition of the skin of the patient, their response to running techniques.
The next stage of the massage of the back , do the kneading. It's when massaging the arm performs several phases: 1) capture the massaged area, fixation; 2) compressing, squeezing; 3) crushing, rolling, kneading itself.
Kneading can be longitudinal and transverse.Spend kneading along the longitudinal axis of the muscle, during muscle fibers. Place the straightened fingers to the massaged the surface so that the first fingers of both hands were on the front surface of the massaged area, and the fingers (2-5) were located on the sides of the massaged zone is the first phase (fixation). Do the massaging brushes one by one, working through the remaining two zones.When the transverse kneading install the brush across the muscle fibers so that the first fingers were on one side of the massaged area, and the rest on the other. During the massage, performed by two hands, place the brushes apart on the width of the palm.
Massage spend slowly, smoothly, up to 50-60 strokes per minute. Movement spend in upward and downward directions, without moving from site to site. The intensity of exposure gradually increase from session to session, so that no adaptation.
The next and final stage of complete vibrations of your hand needs to convey the body of the patient oscillatory movements. The vibration is continuous or intermittent. The nature of movements: shaking, shaking, tapping, banging, beating, puncturing. Perform reception terminal phalanges of the fingers or the edge of the palm, fist.
Ensure that the reception did not cause painful sensations in the patient. The strength and intensity of the impact should depend on the angle between the hand and the body effect is stronger, the closer it is to 90 degrees. The duration of strikes in one area should not exceed more than 10 seconds.Finish the massage with light strokes for a minute or two.
Do not use vibratory movement in the ground projection of the internal organs (heart, kidneys) in the popliteal region, on the inner thighs, especially in the elderly.