petrissage - SWEDISH MASSAGE Class 3 Attendance Questions...

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SWEDISH MASSAGE Class 3: Attendance Questions Review effleurage Petrissage (kneading) on back and calves PETRISSAGE Fairly intuitive stroke—most have probably kneaded shoulders or had someone else knead yours, but can feel awkward on table. (Turn to someone next to you. Seated kneading.) Imagine hand is a suction cup, glued to partner’s shoulders. Push down into tissue, compress it, and then lift—vertical stroke Use whole hand, not just thumbs/fingers pinchy Pushing down into muscle, lifting it up “pump like action” moving cellular waste out of muscle, “milks the muscle” of cellular waste. Rhythmic feel Not too fast or can feel uncomfortable Works best in areas you can get your hand around—muscle belly of calves, triceps, biceps, shoulders, sides. Great for breaking up adhesions and decreasing muscle tension Like effleurage, warms muscles for deeper work, increases circulation, and brings in fresh blood and nutrients.
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  • Winter '05
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  • Swedish, partner, Biceps brachii muscle, hand *Both shoulders, knee Knead calves, hand/foot hold

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