A strained muscle not only causes pain but can also render an athlete incapable of performing their sport. An intelligently applied combination of soft tissue techniques can accelerate healing and relieve a lot of suffering.
Internal or external, they share the same faith... The days of scars and adhesions are numbered under the hands of a capable body worker.
Tapotement is a massage technique with a wide range of applications. At the end of a relaxing Swedish massage, it can be used to re-invigorate and ground the client before they leave. It is also the most frequently used technique to energise the muscles and the nervous system in pre-event Sports massage. In Chinese medicine and other medical settings, it is often used to loosen up mucus in the lungs. The name comes from the French word tapoter, which means ‘to tap’ or ‘to drum’.
Most men would certainly like a well-defined muscular physique that they can show off at the pool. But few of us actually, ask ourselves how this appealing tissues is structured and how it functions.
Friction massage is a valuable tool for every massage therapist. Due to their deeper nature, they are best reserved for after the client’s body has been properly warmed up with effleurage and petrissage.
Martin Stefanov Petkov
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