STYC01 Clinical Reflection 18/04/2019

Within this 1 hour session in the Marjon Sports Therapy Clinic, I massaged the clients quadriceps.

Reflective Summary

To begin, I washed my hands, set up the bed and cleaned the work station. After going through the consultation form, it was clear that the client quadriceps were tender and tight. I used the technique effleurage for 5 minutes, to warm the muscle up. Following this, I used the petrissage techniques ‘kneading’, ‘wringing’ and ‘lifting’ to get deeper into the muscle tissue, to relieve more tension. Subsequently, I did the tapotement techniques ‘hacking’ and ‘beating. To finish, I then performed another 5 minutes of effleurage.

Areas for Improvement

When hacking and beating, I found that I didn’t have much of a rhythm.

What can I do next?

Practise hacking and beating to ensure there is a rhythm when performing these techniques to improve the way it feels for the client.

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