Mobilization Techniques

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Joints Mobilization Techniques

Both Eastern and Western massage traditionally include various mobilization techniques, such as joint movement, stretching, and soft tissue manipulation.

 Stretching the common flexor muscles of the forearm by hyperextending the wrist

Stretching the client's arm during massage session

Stretching the quadriceps by bringing the heel of the foot toward the buttocks

Stretching the client's leg during the massage session

 

Characteristics of Mobilization Techniques

Relaxation **

Therapeutic ****

Intensity: Moderate

Lubrication: No (but depends on combined modality)

Undressing: No (but depends on combined modality)

Tip: Depends on facility

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