STYC01 Clinical Reflection 27/11/2018

This session was conducted in the Marjon Sports Therapy Clinic for 1 hour. The client wanted a back massage to relive general tension from University.

Reflective Summary

Firstly I set up the bed and washed my hands. I checked over the contraindications and checked for any allergies. I began with 5 minutes of effluragel to aid blood flow to the back. Following this, I did some deeper work using petrissage techniques, such as kneading, wringing and lifting. Using a bolster, I was able to get slightly more underneath the scapula. This exposed many myofacial points, in which I applied neuromuscular techniques using my thumbs, combined with efflurage to not cause too much pain all at once. To finish off, I did another 5 minutes of efflurage.

Areas for Improvement

During the massage, the client pointed out that they didn’t like the scent of the massage medium I chose.

What can I do next?

  1. Offer the client a choice of which massage medium they would like you to use.

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