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HANDSPRING INSTITUTE OF MASSAGE AND SHIATSU HIMAS SPA SCHOOL

HIMAS’

ENHANCED SWEDISH MASSAGE

(ILLUSTRATED)

Quezon City . Davao City

2010

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HANDSPRING-HIMAS SPA SCHOOL Dear Valuable Reader, Thank you for taking time to read and study this

Dear Valuable Reader,

Thank you for taking time to read and study this material.

It is our earnest desire that through the following pages, your desire and enthusiasm to learn more (and share your learnings) about Swedish massage shall tremendously grow benefiting your- self and your loved ones, as well.

To help improve this massage guide, we would appreciate to hear comments and suggestions from you. Rest assured that your contri- butions shall be taken into consideration in our future editions.

Sincerely yours,

shall be taken into consideration in our future editions. Sincerely yours, BENJAMIN B. EUGENIO JR., LMT

BENJAMIN B. EUGENIO JR., LMT HIMAS SPA SCHOOL

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ENHANCED SWEDISH MASSAGE

Swedish Massage is notably one of the most sought-after massage in the world today. One probable reason is that this form of massage modality has a stroke for almost any form of manipulation that a person so desires. For relaxation, the effluerage and petrissage strokes are the best candidates. For stimulation, vibration and tapoment strokes could well do the job. With this, more people are greatly benefited beyond one’s imagination.

This material aims to provide beginners or enthusiasts alike with basic infor- mation they need regarding this popular massage modality. It is hoped that the articles and photos included in the foregoing pages shall prove useful and informative to all who would come across this pamphlet.

BRIEF HISTORY

Swedish massage (sometimes referred to as oil massage) was popularized by a Swede gymnast whose name is Per Henrik Ling (1776-1839). He was credited for developing and making known the Five (5) Classical move- ments, such as: effleurage, petrissage, vibration, friction and tapotement.

FIVE (5) CLASSICAL MOVE- MENTS 1. EFFLEURAGE - Was derived from the French word-effleur which means to glide (Fig.1)

from the French word-effleur which means to glide (Fig.1) (Fig. 1 - Effleurage) 2. PETRISSAGE- from

(Fig. 1 - Effleurage)

2. PETRISSAGE- from the French word petrir which means “to knead” (Fig. 2- Petrissage)

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PREPARING TOWEL FOR MASSAGE USE

Step 1 - Towel Spread - Spread the towel on top of the table

e l o n t o p o f t h e t a b l

Step 2- Fold No. 1 -Fold the towel either from left to right or right to left, leaving a half an inch edge on the folded part

to left, leaving a half an inch edge on the folded part Step 3 - Fold

Step 3 - Fold No. 2- Fold the towel from the edges towards the original center fold

the towel from the edges towards the original center fold Step 4 - Towel Roll- From

Step 4 - Towel Roll- From the bottom edge fold the towel upward on a 2/3 position, and then roll tighly upward

From the bottom edge fold the towel upward on a 2/3 position, and then roll tighly

Step 5 - Towel Ready for Use

From the bottom edge fold the towel upward on a 2/3 position, and then roll tighly

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2 (Fig. 2. Petrissage) 3. Friction - from the Latin word “fricare” which means to rub.

(Fig. 2. Petrissage)

3. Friction - from the Latin word “fricare” which means to rub.

- from the Latin word “fricare” which means to rub. (Fig. 3- Friction) 4. Vibration -

(Fig. 3- Friction)

4. Vibration - from the Latin word “vibrio” which means to shake.

- from the Latin word “vibrio” which means to shake. Fig. 4 - Fine Vibration 5.

Fig. 4 - Fine Vibration

5. Tapotement - involves repetitive

striking movements using the tips of fingers, cupped hands or fists

movements using the tips of fingers, cupped hands or fists Fig. 5 - Tapotement SUB-VARIATIONS FOR

Fig. 5 - Tapotement

SUB-VARIATIONS FOR EACH CLASSICAL MOVEMENT

1. EFFLEURAGE - There are two

major forms of effleurage: the one handed effluerage and the two handed effleurage.

are two major forms of effleurage: the one handed effluerage and the two handed effleurage. Fig.

Fig. 6- One-handed effleurage

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3 HANDSPRING-HIMAS SPA SCHOOL Fig. 7- Ironing (One-forearm effleurage) Fig. 8 - Two-handed effleurage Fig. 9

Fig. 7- Ironing (One-forearm effleurage)

SPA SCHOOL Fig. 7- Ironing (One-forearm effleurage) Fig. 8 - Two-handed effleurage Fig. 9 - Two-handed

Fig. 8 - Two-handed effleurage

(One-forearm effleurage) Fig. 8 - Two-handed effleurage Fig. 9 - Two-handed Heart Effleurage 2. PETRISSAGE -

Fig. 9 - Two-handed Heart Effleurage

2. PETRISSAGE - Petrissage is characterized by the lifting and squeezing (“angat at piga”) of specific muscular areas. It can also be performed either with one hand or two hands, as shown in the illustration below.

one hand or two hands, as shown in the illustration below. Fig. 10 - One-handed petrissage

Fig. 10 - One-handed petrissage

hands, as shown in the illustration below. Fig. 10 - One-handed petrissage Fig. 11- Praying-hand petris-

Fig. 11- Praying-hand petris- sage (two-handed)

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4 Fig. 12 - Two-handed petrissage (Open and closed C) 3. FRICTION- This is done by

Fig. 12 - Two-handed petrissage (Open and closed C)

3. FRICTION- This is done by rubbing the superficial part of the skin.

This is done by rubbing the superficial part of the skin. Fig. 13. Superficial friction Fig.

Fig. 13. Superficial friction

superficial part of the skin. Fig. 13. Superficial friction Fig. 14. Sawing (friction) Fig. 15 -

Fig. 14. Sawing (friction)

Fig. 13. Superficial friction Fig. 14. Sawing (friction) Fig. 15 - Thumb-circular friction Fig. 16- Palm-on-palm

Fig. 15 - Thumb-circular friction

Fig. 14. Sawing (friction) Fig. 15 - Thumb-circular friction Fig. 16- Palm-on-palm circular friction Fib. 17

Fig. 16- Palm-on-palm circular friction

Sawing (friction) Fig. 15 - Thumb-circular friction Fig. 16- Palm-on-palm circular friction Fib. 17 - Cross-fiber

Fib. 17 - Cross-fiber friction

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4. VIBRATION- From the word “vib- rio”, meaning to shake. The purpose for which is to stimulate nerves and/or help loosen immobilized joints

is to stimulate nerves and/or help loosen immobilized joints Fig. 18 - Fine vibration Fig. 19-

Fig. 18 - Fine vibration

help loosen immobilized joints Fig. 18 - Fine vibration Fig. 19- Coarse/Jostling Vibration Fig. 20 -

Fig. 19- Coarse/Jostling Vibration

Fig. 18 - Fine vibration Fig. 19- Coarse/Jostling Vibration Fig. 20 - Rocking (Pitch and catch)

Fig. 20 - Rocking (Pitch and catch)

5. TAPOTEMENT - involves repeti- tive striking movements of the hands, delivered through the edge of finger tips, open palm or fists

delivered through the edge of finger tips, open palm or fists Fig. 20 - Hacking Fig.

Fig. 20 - Hacking

delivered through the edge of finger tips, open palm or fists Fig. 20 - Hacking Fig.

Fig. 21 - Quacking

delivered through the edge of finger tips, open palm or fists Fig. 20 - Hacking Fig.

Fig. 22 - Cupping

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6 Fig. 23 - Pounding/Beating Fig. 24. Diffused tapotement Fig. 25 - Pincement Fig. 26 -

Fig. 23 - Pounding/Beating

6 Fig. 23 - Pounding/Beating Fig. 24. Diffused tapotement Fig. 25 - Pincement Fig. 26 -

Fig. 24. Diffused tapotement

6 Fig. 23 - Pounding/Beating Fig. 24. Diffused tapotement Fig. 25 - Pincement Fig. 26 -

Fig. 25 - Pincement

6 Fig. 23 - Pounding/Beating Fig. 24. Diffused tapotement Fig. 25 - Pincement Fig. 26 -

Fig. 26 - Raindrops

6 Fig. 23 - Pounding/Beating Fig. 24. Diffused tapotement Fig. 25 - Pincement Fig. 26 -

Fig. 27 - Punctuation

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GENERAL MASSAGE SEQUENCE

1. Introductions

2. Warm up

POSITION - PRONE

BENEFITS OF MASSAGE

1. Physical - Massage helps improve

blood circulation

2. Emotional - Massage provides

relief from fatigue and stress

3. Psychological- Massage helps meet

1.

Leg work

the need for “touch”

2.

Upper back

3.

Buttocks

4.

Side of Back

CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR MAS-

5.

Scapula

SAGE

6.

Arm and hand

1.

Absolute-This means massage is

7.

Back (from crown of head)

not advisable under the any of the

8.

Shoulder, neck and head

following circumstances: high blood

POSITION - SUPINE

pressure, cancer, intoxication and highly contagious diseases

1.

Leg work

2.

Relative- This means massage

2.

Stomach

may be applicable to any part except

3.

Hand and arm

affected areas such as wounds, burns

4.

Chest

and fractures

5.

Arm, shoulder neck

3.

Medical- This involves conditions

6.

Head and face

where the doctor expressly prohibits massage of any kind

After Care

1.

Advise client

OTHER IMPORTANT POINTERS

2.

Side lying position

FOR MASSAGE

3.

Asist in getting up

1.

Oil- The lubricant to be used during

4.

Health advisory

massage should be vegetable-based

5.

Courtesy

THREE MAJOR STAGES OF MAS- SAGE

such as virgin coconut oil or VCO. Mineral based oil are cheap compared to vegetable-based but it has no nutri- tive value.

1. Pre-massage

2. During Massage

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2. Alcohol- The only prescribed

alcohol to be used before, dur- ing and after massage is 70% isopropyl alcohol

3. Equipment- The massage bed

to be used the massage session must be neither too high nor too low for the therapist concerned. This is help avoid chronic back pain among massage therapists.

4. Meal- Clients shall be ad-

vised to refrain from taking a heavy meal within thirty (30) minutes prior to a massage ses- sion.

REFERENCES

5. Bath- For hygienic pursposes,

clients may be advised to take a bath before getting a massage.

6. Ethics- Both therapists

and clients should know their individual basic rights when it comes to massage. 7. Hygiene- To help minimize, if not avoid, the spread of dis- ease, all massage practitioners

and enthusiasts must observe proper hygienic practices.

1. Beck, Mark, Milady’s Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage 2nd Edi-

tion, Demar Publishers, 1994

2. Salvo, Susan, Massage Therapy Principles and Practices 3rd Edition, Saun-

ders Elsevier, 1999

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PERSONAL NOTES:

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PHOTO GALLERY

PHOTO GALLERY M a i n H I M A S T r a i n

Main HIMAS Training Center

GALLERY M a i n H I M A S T r a i n i

Some students taking time for a photo

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About the Author Benjamin B. Eugenio, Jr, LMT is the Founding President of the Hand-
About the Author
Benjamin B. Eugenio, Jr, LMT is the
Founding President of the Hand-
spring Institute of Massage and
Shiatsu (HIMAS SPA SCHOOL. He
has been in the spa and wellness
industry for over fifteen years as a
massage therapist, teacher, school
founder and administrator, and
consultant.

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