Massage Techniques
Stroking & Effleurage

Sroking Massage

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Stroking Effect

  • Assists localised tissue dynamics and stimulates lymphatic responses
  • Improves localised blood circulation, tissue oxygenation and hydration.
  • Massage stimulates localised biochemical and neurophysiological responses.

Stroking Application

  • Do not under estimate the value of this gentle technique, the benefits are extensive.
  • Stroking can be effective for pain relief in more sensitive or congested areas of the body.
  • It can be used over all parts of the body.

Stroking Method

  • Slow stroking movements are performed with as much of the Mitts possible in contact with the body part you are massaging.
  • Start with very gentle pressure then build up the pressure you are comfortable with.
  • Your hands should be relaxed so the mitts can mould themselves smoothly over the body contours of the area begin massaged.
  • To apply deeper strokes it is not necessary to use more force, just stroke a smaller area to induce a more localised response.
  • Stroking should extend across the full length of the body part or muscle being massaged.
  • Stroking should be repeated many times and concentrated on areas that feel hard or tight until they relax.
  • It is a good technique to begin and end your massage with.
  • It is usually recommended that more pressure is applied with long upward strokes towards the heart and a lighter pressure on the return stroke.
  • The Mitt should stay in contact with the skin at all times.

Stroking and Effleurage is a gentle sweeping stroke using a flat hand to engage as many nodules on the mitts as possible. Always use this movement at the beginning of your massage, to connect each movement and to finish the massage. It has a soothing effect on the nerves, help to improve localised blood and tissue oxygenation to reduce congestion.

Effleurage Massage

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Effleurage Effect

  • Mobilises connective tissue and but slightly deeper into the, muscle fibres and fascial system.
  • Assists localised tissue dynamics and stimulates lymphatic responses
  • Improves localised blood circulation, tissue oxygenation and hydration.
  •  Massage stimulates localised biochemical and neurophysiological responses.

Effleurage Application

  • Effleurage can be applied in multiple-directions, across and along the direction of muscle fibres, around the shape of the limb or following the cantors of the body.

Effleurage Method

  • It is a great technique to use between all other movements to loosen adhered fibres and scar tissue.
  • Effleurage is very similar to stroking movements but slightly more pressure is required releasing tissue congestion and move ‘blockages’ within the tissue and body systems.
  • It should not be uncomfortable but there may be some discomfort over more congested areas.
  • Effleurage is performed with as much of the Mitts possible in contact with the body part you are massaging; the more nodules that are in contact with the skin the better the results.
  • Your hands should be relaxed so the mitts can mould themselves smoothly over the body contours of the area begin massaged.
  • Start with very gentle pressure then build up the pressure you are comfortable with.
  • You can either push the Mitts over the tissue away from your midline, or pull the Mitts towards the midline.
  • Tension/congestion in various muscle and fascial structure tend to build along movement patterns in the body, so make sure you massage to joints above and below where you have restricted movement or tension.

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Massage Mitt Resources

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Design Features

The massage mitts are designed and patented GB2543361 by a qualified state registered chartered physiotherapist.
The flexibility of the mitts makes it easy to follow the contours of the body...

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Benefits

The massage mitts provide the ultimate relaxation massage, to help you unwind and de-stress. 
Reduce the appearance of cellulite, improve skin tone and texture and Promote healing and flexibility by stimulating,,,

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The Simple Science

The Massage Mitts provide an increased textured surface area to improve sensory data for the brain to decode and reprogram the congested or altered configerations of the soft tissue within...

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How to Use

When used even for just a few minutes three times a week will begin to reduce the accumulative effects of soft tissue tension and physical stress on body.
The mitts can be used In the shower and bath with shower gel or a capful of oil...

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Massage Techniques

Using the Massage Mitts, massage techniques include Stroking & Effleurage, gentle kneading, stroking, wringing and skin rolling. They also include deep soft tissue and sports massage, compression, pressure and squeezing, oncology massage...

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Massage Routines

Massage Mitts have a host of benefits for different parts of the body. Massage routines include face, head and neck, joint massage, abdominal/visceral massage and leg, thigh and calf. Other massage routines include the...