Vibrations are a massage technique in which tissues of the body are pressed and released in an "up and down" movement. This often takes the form of a fine trembling movement applied using the palmar surfaces or just some of the finger tips of either or both hands.
This is not one of the most common massage movements.
The effects of massage vibrations can include:
- soothing irritated nerves
- loosening scar tissue
- relaxing muscles in the forearm
- stimulating circulation (e.g. systemic blood circulation, see also circulation in animals)
- stimulating glandular activity
The specific benefits of the massage technique of vibrations depend on where on the body they are applied.
Note: If in doubt about the safety of a massage movement don't perform it - seek advice from a tutor or other appropriately qualified person.
This section consists of short summaries about the classical massage movements. This list of massage techniques is not exhaustive. For more general information about massage see also:
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