This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1895. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... MASSAGE OF SPECIAL REGIONS. In the foregoing pages has been given a careful description of the various procedures employed in massage. I will now proceed to give more specific directions for the general and local application of massage in which the various manipulations are combined. _ 377 General Massage.-- The order of application to different parts of the body in the administration of general massage should be as follows : -- (1) Arms; (2) Chest; (3) Legs; (4) Abdomen; (5) Hips; (6) Back; (T) Head. In the application of the different procedures named below, it should be understood in general that the parts are to be gone over with each manipulation from four to eight times. For specific directions respecting the application of each of the various procedures, the reader is referred to previous pages, except in the case of such movements as are especially adapted to particular regions, directions for which will be given as may be required to make their application plain. 378 Massage of the Arm.-- The several procedures are applied in the following order :-- 1. Friction -- light centripetal (193, 199-201, 213217). 2. Fulling (244). 3. Friction -- spiral and centripetal (196). 4. Petrissage, or muscle kneading (248-254). 5. Rolling (255-260). 6. Friction -- centripetal. 7. Wringing (261-264). 8. Friction -- centripetal. 9. Percussion -- hacking (316), spatting (314), beating (317). 10. Joint movements (343-348) -- flexion, extension, rotation, stretching, etc. (355-365, 372-376). 11. Vibration -- shaking (303). 12. Stroking (175, 169-172). In masseing the arm, centripetal friction and fulling are 379 first applied to the whole arm, beginning with the hand, as preliminary treatment. Friction and deep kneading are then alternately applied in sections, first to the ...
|Book:||The Art of Massage; A Practical Manual for the Student, the Nurse and the Practitioner|
|Author:||John Harvey Kellogg|
|Publisher:||General Books LLC|
|Number of Pages:||98|
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