The proper technique of spreading oil
The lead hand is the hand that touches the body first...
Proper technique of applying pressure to a specific muscle or point
This video is designed to show you directional terminology
This video shows you the proper posture to use to get the most advantage for giving a treatment and for being able to apply pressure
Using the palm of your hand properly during treatment. Drag is the amount of pull (stretch) on the tissue (tensile force).
How to do this area properly.
Pattern of your thumb walk during therapy.
Demonstrating proper technique and posture. Particularly "the Lunge"
Technique used to finish off section of body, can be done on leg as well
watch both videos for a complete understanding of how to do this properly
The client is inverted for clarity on hand positioning
Before you begin:
• Fill out medical history of the client (sample provided)
• Explain benefits of DMT • Explain side effects of DMT, reason for side effects and duration
• Check that client does not have a pacemaker, or if diabetic • Tell client how to get onto treatment table
• Have oil (olive oil) ready
• You may play relaxing music quietly in the background
• Tell client to relax and enjoy, but stop you if they feel pain
BACK **DO NOT work on the spine**
BUTTOCKS AND LEGS ** DO NOT work deeply on varicose veins**
Work one leg at a time
BUTTOCKS AND LEGS CONTINUED
14. Effleurage entire region
15. Cover client and stroke from foot up leg and over buttocks
16. Repeat this process on the other leg (1-14)
For this we start with one arm and move to the leg on the same side and then the other leg and arm (making a circular motion around the body)
1) Effleurage oil over entire arm, hand and shoulder area
2)Work across front of the collarbone
3) Pressure point shoulder joint (circle the joint with the heel of hand)
4) Finger pressure at back of shoulder—pump shoulder with one hand
5) Work outer upper arm with thumb kneading motion
6)Work outer lower arm with thumb kneading motion
7) Open arm-V elbow to shoulder-close arm work inner side-wrist to elbow- thumb over thumb
8) Effleurage entire arm and shoulder
1) Work wrist
2) With thumbs or fingers work channels between the bones of the hand on both the palmer and dorsal sides
3) Cupping hand in yours, flex and contract the palmer region of the hand. This loosens the bones
4) Milk the fingers or use a pulling/sliding motion on the fingers
5) Effleurage hand, arm, and shoulder.
6) Cover arm and stroke from hand to shoulder.
3. FRONT OF LEG
1) Undrape client, exposing the upper thigh
2) Effleurage oil over upper leg and around hip Palmer kneading on the joint
3) Alternate thumb kneading along upper thigh on all three sides. You may use your palms
4) Work around the knee
5) Using finger pressure, work the front of the leg along the tibia and fibula
6) Working with the heel of the hand, work around the ankle
7) Effleurage the entire leg/hip
1) Using fingers or thumb gently rub the channels between the bones of the foot
2) Knead the sole of foot with the knuckles
3) Using a crisscross motion work thumbs over bottom of foot
4) Cupping foot in hands. Flex and contract body of the foot
5) Effleurage foot 6) Cover leg and stroke from toes to hip Repeat 3,4,1,2 (leg,foot,arm, hand) then go to head/neck
1) Effleurage downside of neck and across chest, around edge of shoulders and up back of neck X3 on the last effleurage slide hands under client's shoulders until fingers touch spine, with alternate finger kneading work along the vertebrae until reaching the occipital (notch at the base of the skull). Give neck a gentle but firm stretch.
2) Palpate (small circular motions) in a lateral movement across upper chest region
4) Take head in your hands and gently rotate to one side. Support the head with one hand and work with the other
5) Thumb stroking from just below ear to collar bone. Use a long smooth movement. Work the entire neck from the windpipe to the back of the neck. Can also use palm.
6) Effleurage with palm over side of neck and across collar bone to shoulder.
7) Gently pull base of skull with one hand and push shoulder with free hand creating a stretching sensation. 8) Opening effleurage **Repeat all 8 steps for the other side of head**
1) Place hand on either side of face with thumbs between the eyebrows.
2) Using light thumb pressure, work the forehead from the eyebrow to the hairline. Move laterally until the temple region has been reached
3) With the palm of your hands drain forehead to temple area across temple to the front of the ears, under ears and down neck
4) Finger pressure in corner of eyes on the side of the nose. Hold and move across and under eyebrows following the bone line
5) Pressure across eyebrow
6) Pressure along bone of the bottom of the orbital
7) Smooth out laterally with fingers
8) Use finger pressure or slide across cheekbone to ear. Work both top and bottom of bone.
9) Smooth with palm of hands across bridge of nose, cheeks, under ear and down neck, around shoulder and up back of neck
10) Work moustache area below nose to chin
11) Thumb pressure along three aspects of chin bone to the ear
12) With fingers gently pinch jaw line
13) With palm of hand effleurage entire face, neck, chest and shoulder region X3
14) On the last effleurage grip base of skull and give a gentle pull, allow hands to slide out from under head
Tell client to get up slowly when they are ready, so they do not get a dizzy rush.
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