Swedish Massage Technique: Therapeutic Applications—Introduction (01:39)
Dr. M. B. Johnson is a practicing humanistic psychotherapist and general massage therapist. Swedish massage allows flexibility. Treat a patient's body with respect.
Initial Face-to-Face Encounter (00:60)
Establish empathy and trust in the initial consultation, discuss the issue that prompted the client to seek massage therapy, and identify medical history. Explain your process and expectations.
Massaging the Legs (05:00)
Johnson demonstrates how to massage the front, soleus, and gastrocnemius muscles of the calf; the muscles of the upper leg; and the patella. Massage should always include points of attachment.
Massaging the Abdomen (02:01)
The muscles of the gut are comprised of different tissues than the skeletal muscles. Johnson demonstrates how to massage the abdomen, following the length of the colon.
Massaging the Chest (00:56)
Therapists can work on the entirety of the male chest, and the sides and upper part of the female chest. Johnson demonstrates how to massage pectoral muscles and intercostal muscles.
Massaging the Neck and Shoulders (02:37)
The neck and shoulders are a significant area of stress and tension. Johnson demonstrates how to massage the neck muscles.
Massaging the Arms (02:14)
Johnson demonstrates how to massage the arm, beginning with the hand and moving upward.
Massaging the Back (05:49)
Clients often feel better protected lying face down. Johnson discusses head and leg positioning. He demonstrates how to massage the back, starting at the shoulders and working downward.
Massaging Problem or Trouble Spots (02:36)
Johnson demonstrates how to massage the area between the scapulae, the broad expanse of the back, and heavily muscled parts of the body.
Cupping and Chopping Movements (02:25)
Johnson demonstrates how to massage areas of the back using the cupping technique, chopping movements, and knuckling.
Massaging the Gluteals (01:48)
The gluteals are the densest muscles of the body. Johnson demonstrates how to massage the gluteals using plucking, a balled hand, the elbow, kneading, cupping, and chopping techniques.
Massaging the Back of the Legs (04:43)
Johnson demonstrates how to massage the hamstring muscles, the back of the knee, the calf muscles, and the Achilles tendon.
Johnson thanks viewers for watching.
Credits: Swedish Massage Technique: Therapeutic Applications (00:27)
Credits: Swedish Massage Technique: Therapeutic Applications
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