Image from page 307 of "Text-book of massage and remedial gymnastics" (1916)
Authors: Despard, L.L. (Louisa L.)
Publisher: London : Henry Frowde : Hodder & Stoughton
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
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le back. 4. Frictions on either side of the spine with the thum])S or pads of the fingers.! 5. Hacking or clapping. 6. Stroke upwards with the whole hand over the spine and downwards betweothe spinous and transverse processes with tlie tips of the first and second fingers. 7. Eftieurage as before. 8. EfHeurage of the gluteal region. A series of strokes are made, directeclaterally from the sacrum. 9. Kneading the gluteal muscles and over the sacrum. 10. Petrissage (picking up) of the gluteal muscles. 11. Hacking or beating over the gluteal region and sacrum. 12. Effleurage of the gluteal muscles. N.B.—All the above movements for General Massage need not neeeslsarily be carried out—a selection of the most suitable ones for thcase should be made. MASSAGE OF THE HEAD AND FACE The Head.—Massage of the head is useful in cases of insomnia, headacheand neuralgia. It is usually omitted in cases for general massage unless thipatient is suffering from any of the above-mentioned complaints.
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Fig. 1.).). -Cincur.AK Sti;oki\g of the Iorkhkad.MOVK.MKNTS— 1. riace the tips of the fingers of both hands upon the temples and the thuniupon the mid-line of l/he forehead. Then stroke (in cases of insomnia, lightly) inlateral direction with the thumbs, first over the forehead in three lines, then aboand below the orbits, and gently over the closed eyelids. 2. Work over the forehead in overlapping circles with the tips of the fingersboth hands. In cases of insomnia this movement should be carried out witli \vdcontact (Fig. 155). 3. Place the hand upon the forehead, the fingers directed towards one side, tthumb towards the other; then stroke l)ackwards from the eyebrows over tlie tof the head. DESCRirriON OF MASSAGE 285 4. Friction of the scalp, from the forehead to tiie occiput, carried out with the.,ers of one hand, while the other hand steadies the head. 5. Tercuss the head from the forehead to the occiput. i^^l ^^H m ^^jmmI^JI r l^t- ^H ^^^^^r r^ N^^l ^r ^ iSt. ^ IH Fig. 156.—
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