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Chapter 16: Therapeutic Massage

Massage will increase blood and lymphatic flow.

a. True

b. False

a. True

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

a. True

b. False

b. False

The direction of stroking usually follows muscle fibers.

a. True

b. False

a. True

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

a. Effleurage

b. Petrissage

c. Tapotement

d. Vibration

b. Petrissage

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

a. Increased muscle elasticity and decreased adhesions.

b. Increased muscle elasticity and elongated fascia.

c. Decreased circulation and metabolism.

d. Increased circulation and metabolism.

d. Increased circulation and metabolism.

Which type of massage does NOT require lubricant?

a. Petrissage

b. Effleurage

d. Hoffa

d. Friction

d. Hoffa

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

a. Pressure

b. Bindegewebsmassage

c. Friction

d. Lubricant

a. Pressure

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

a. Hoffa

b. Trager

c. Rolfing

d. Acupuncture

c. Rolfing

Which of the following is a contraindication to massage?

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