The word, vibration comes from the Latin term for “shaker”
The vibration massage technique is a stroke that ranges from quick shaking to rhythmic rocking by moving the heel of the hand, the side of the hand, or the fingertips.
Static vibrations involve using therapist’s whole hand or part the hand to apply continuous contact with the client’s body without sliding over the client’s skin. Running vibrations involves the therapist’s whole hand or part of the hand to apply continuous contact with the client’s body with a slight glide over the client’s skin.
The vibration massage is a preparatory stroke that is intended to increase circulation to prepare the muscles for sports competition.
This technique can be very helpful for individuals with chronic lower back pain.
Characteristics of Vibration
Intensity: Mild – Moderate
Tip: Depends on facility
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Vibrations applied with fingertips to the jaw
Vibrations applied with fingers to the abdomen
Vibrations applied with two hands to the abdomen
Vibrations applied with one hand to the back
Vibrations applied with two hands to the back
Vibration is a great relaxation and therapeutic massage technique. The vibration massage is performed by registered massage therapists (RMT) in Toronto.