MASSAGE . PREPARED BY :- Mr Suresh Kumar PHYSICAL EDUCATION. MEANING. MASSAGE IS ONE OF THE OLDEST FORMS OFTREARMENT FOR HUMAN ILLS. MASSAGE IS NOT A NEW CONCEPT. MASSAGE IS A PROCEDURE WHICH IS USUALLY DONE WITH THE HANDS, SUCH AS FRICTION, KNEADING,
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MANIPULATION, ROLLING ETC ON EXTERNAL TISSUES OF THE BODY.
THE TYPE OF THE MASSAGE MOVEMENT WILL DEPEND ON THE PATHOLOGY OF THE TISSUES.
IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THERAPIST HAVE GOOD SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE OF MASSAGE.
THE FREQUENCY OF THE APPLICATION WILL DEPEND UPON THE CONDITION THAT IS TO BE TREATED.
MASSAGE SHOULD BE RYTHMIC.
HANDS SHOULD BE ALWAYS IN CONTACT WITH BODY.
SHOULD NOT APPLY FORCE BUT BODY WEIGHT CAN BE USED TO APPLY PRESSURE.
SHOULD NOT TALK TOO MUCH DURING MASSAGE.
SHOULD BE FULLY RELAXED WHILE GIVING MASSAGE.
BREATHING SHOULD BE DEEP AND SLOW.
STROKING:-IT IS DIRECTED TOWARDS THE HEART
.AIDING BLOOD FLOWAND THE LYMPETHETIC SYSTEM.
THIS MASSAGE IS BEST DONE WITH FOUR FINGERS, BUT CAN BE
DONE WITH JUST THE THUMB OR THE PALM OF THE HANDS.
OF THE HANDS.IT CAN BE DONE HARD OR SOFT.
IT IS PROGRESSIVE PICKING UP AND ROLLING PRESSURE
MOVEMENTS AS ONE PUSHES WITH ONE HAND AND
PULLS WITH OTHER HAND.
IT IS LIKE A LIGHT PINCH
GLIDING ALONG THE SKIN
SURFACE WITHOUT BREAKING
CONTACT. IT IS GOOD FOR
SMALL GROUP MUSCLES
IT CAN BE DONE WITH THE
TIP OF THE FINGERS
PRESSURE THERAPY IS
TO PERFORM ON SPECIFIC
AREAS OF THE BODY.