What should the massage therapist do when a client who has chronic psoriasis requests a massage?
A) Give the massage, but avoid the affected area
A client reports that he/she did not sleep well and is fatigued. Where does the therapist record this information?
C) Subjective section - S
A therapist identifies that a client exhibits pain when the left lumbar area is palpated. Where is this information recorded in the S.O.A.P. chart?
A) Objective section - O
A massage therapist takes the history of a patient, performs a physical assessment to identify benefits of treatment, and provides information for developing a care plan. What is all this called?
A) Needs assessment
Care plan development is based on the information obtained during the needs assessment. It includes applicable benefits of bodywork, a general description of methodologies to be used, time frame, and what else?
D) Client goals
What type of assessment is it that includes observation of the client's gravitational line, balance, and symmetry in various positions
Tapotement is performed on muscle with which type of fibers?
In which massage technique dies the therapist grasp, pick up and compress a muscle?
What is the main purpose of deep transverse friction?
B) To separate adhesions between muscle fibers
What effect does vibration have?
C) Soothes central nervous system
In the treatment of tension headaches, which is.are the best techniques to use on the neck, shoulder and back?
A) Firm petrissage and stretching
D) Deep friction and petrissage
C) Firm petrissage and deep effleurage
D) Light effleurage
C) Firm petrissage and deep effleurage
Which combination of the massage stretches and broadens soft tissue?
A) effleurage and ringing
Which massage technique would be good to use on a client with neuralgia who would not tolerate effleurage?
B) Vibration and tapping
What does research indicate with regard to the psychogenic effects of massage?
C) Causes the release of endorphins
Where is the best place on the body to use chucking and rolling?
D) Arms and legs
Which method of stretching can result in increased muscle tension?
uses the momentum of a moving body or limb to attempt to force it beyond it's normal range of motion
Which stroke will likely stimulate expectoration in a client with a chronic respiratory disease?
striking with force
What is the appropriate hand posture for the MT when using vibration on a client?
C) Keep wrist and finger joints stiff
Which massage technique is appropriate for swelling of the patella?
C) Light effleurage
Patella - kneecap
Which two massage techniques are preparatory to all the rest?
A) Effleurage and petrissage
Which massage technique is effective for chronic obstruction pulmonary disorder?
D) All of the above
pulmonary - relating to the lungs
What technique should not be used for a person suffering with muscle cramping?
Best technique for locating ares of spasm or pain?
What is the primary purpose of deep transverse friction
C) To separate muscle fibers
Which technique is contraindicated for muscle cramp?
What are the best techniques to use to prevent adhesion of muscle fibers?
A) Friction and petrissage
What is the best technique to use for spastic hemiplegia?
D) Light Effleurage and stretching
hemi - half
plegia - paralysis or a stroke
limbs on one side of the body is in contact state of contraction
Which massage technique is best for creating local hyperemia?
emia- condition of blood
hyper - above, over, excess
Which is the mechanical effect of massage?
A) Stretches muscles
Which is an indication for abdominal massage?
D) To loosen impact feces
What is the best treatment for periostitis?
B) Light effleurage
peri- about or around
ost - bone
best techniques to use on hypertonic min/upper Trapezius
B) Friction and petrissage
When using petrissage, which of the considerations is least important?
B) Direction of movement
In which direction should the Scalenes be massaged?
C) Downward and away from the spine
In treating chronic constipation, which is the first region of focus for the massage?