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Chapter 16: Therapeutic Massage

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Massage will increase blood and lymphatic flow.

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a. True

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b. False

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a. True

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The “uncorking effect” states massage on a limb with edema should begin distally.

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a. True

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b. False

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b. False

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The direction of stroking usually follows muscle fibers.

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a. True

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b. False

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a. True

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Which type of massage “kneads” tissue by lifting, rolling, or pressing intermittently?

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a. Effleurage

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b. Petrissage

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c. Tapotement

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d. Vibration

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b. Petrissage

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Pain relief is one of the reflexive effects of massage. What are the other two effects?

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a. Increased muscle elasticity and decreased adhesions.

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b. Increased muscle elasticity and elongated fascia.

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c. Decreased circulation and metabolism.

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d. Increased circulation and metabolism.

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d. Increased circulation and metabolism.

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Which type of massage does NOT require lubricant?

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a. Petrissage

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b. Effleurage

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d. Hoffa

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d. Friction

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d. Hoffa

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Acupressure massage technique requires the therapist to identify trigger points and then apply

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a. Pressure

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b. Bindegewebsmassage

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c. Friction

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d. Lubricant

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a. Pressure

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Which of the following massage techniques is designed to balance the body by manipulating soft tissue?

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a. Hoffa

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b. Trager

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c. Rolfing

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d. Acupuncture

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c. Rolfing

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Which of the following is a contraindication to massage?

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