Metta Massage Therapy
Staging of Cancer Massage Techniques
Pressure Staging of Cancer Massage Techniques
No Contact, No Pressure
0 S.E.T. - subtle energy techniques without skin contact
Superficial Pressure - to the skin, without ischemia.
1 Holding - gently placing hands on various parts of the body.
2 Rocking - gently placing hands and rocking slowly.
3 Oiling - applying oil and stroking lightly, minimizing depression or wrinkling of skin.
Light Pressure - to
the skin and soft tissue, with transient ischemia but no hyperemia.
4 Light effleurage - light gliding strokes following the underlying muscle, fascial plane or dermatome.
5 Light petrissage - gentle kneading, rhythmic rolling, lifting, and squeezing of soft tissue.
Moderate Pressure -
to skin, soft tissue and bone, transient ischemia and moderate hyperemia.
6 Effleurage - firm gliding strokes following the underlying muscle, fascial plane or dermatome.
7 Vibration - fine or coarse tremulous movement creating reflexive responses.
8 Petrissage - firm kneading, rhythmic rolling, lifting, squeezing and wringing of soft tissue.
(Not Used) Heavy Pressure
- to skin, soft tissue and bone beneath.
9 Percussion / tapotment - Springy blows at a fast rate creating rhythmic compression of the tissue.
10 Deep work - deep tissue massage, deep transverse friction, myofacial release, etc.
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