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[alt.backrubs] Frequently Asked Questions (FAQL), (2/5)
Section - What does this technical term mean?

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alt.backrubs.  If you would like to see an addition or change to this
list please read question 0.3.  Expansion of acronyms is in question
1.2.  Descriptions of some massage and bodywork techniques are in
question 2.2.

Draping: refers to the covering of the client's body while they are
         being massaged.
Effleurage: is used in Swedish massage.  It is a long, gliding stroke.
Esalen: Keith Grant posted this quotation from the Esalen catalogue:
        `Esalen Institute is a center to explore work in the humanities
        and sciences that promotes human values and potentials. Its
        activities consist of public seminars, residential work-study
        programs, invitational conferences, research, and
        semi-autonomous projects. (Its [sic - JB] been described as being a
        state of mind as much as a physical place).'
Fascia: A layer or sheet of connective tissue that connects the various
        structures and organs of the body.  Some fascia is simple sheets,
        others are complex and multi-layered.  Fascia is usually divided
        into two types: superficial and deep.  (See question 0.5 for
        reference source.)
Fibromyalgia: an arthritic condition affecting muscles.
Holistic Massage: treats the body as a whole and does not concentrate
         on only a troubled area.  (compare with Therapeutic)
Petrissage: is used in Swedish massage.  They are kneading, grabbing,
            wringing strokes used to focus on body regions.
Strain/Counter Strain is a set of techniques for relieving musculoskeletal
      spasm and pain.  It is a passive procedure that places the body or
      limb into the position of greatest comfort.  This reduces or arrests
      the inappropriate nervous system activity that maintains protective
      muscle spasm.  Normalization of both muscle tone and joint function
      normally accompany the decrease or elimination of pain that result.
Tapotement: are a variety of percussive strokes, hitting, tapping, or
            pinching strokes used in Swedish massage.
Therapeutic Massage: usually concentrates on a particular area which
            needs treatment. (compare with Holistic)
--
Jamie Blustein  `No trees were destroyed to make this post'   <jamie@csd.uwo.ca>
                 The disclaimer is the subject of question 0.6
               See also http://www.ii.uib.no/~kjartan/backrubfaq/
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