STYC01 Clinical Reflection 23/03/2019

This session was conducted in the Marjon Sports Therapy Clinic for 1 hour. The client wanted a full back massage.

Reflective Summary 

I set up the work station and washed my hands. Firstly, I observed the client, palpated them and then checked their range of movement. All of this seemed fine, other than some tension in their trapezius and lattissimus dorsi. Therefore, I performed a soft tissue massage. Doing one side at a time, firstly, I did efflurage until the blood rose to the surface. Following this, I did some deeper work using some petrissage techniques along their erector spinae, trapezius, latissimus dorsi and infraspinatus. Among their upper fibres of tapezius, there were some myofacial points, in which I applied a neuromuscular technique to. To finish off, I did another 5 minutes of efflurage.

Areas for Improvement

When massaging, I felt as though the sequence of movements I was doing didn’t flow, and I often forgot how many of each technique I did per side.

What can I do next?

  1. Practise sequences of techniques to allow the massage to flow better.

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