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Deep Tissue Massage

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Rubric Code: YX8C7CB
Student will have the knowledge to be able to conduct a deep tissue massage on an area that is bothering the client. Student will demonstrate various deep tissue techniques as well as the use of elbows and forearms
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Keywords: therapeutic massage
Categories: Subjects: Medical  
Types: Assessment  
Grade Levels: Undergraduate

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  Mastered
4 pts
Good
3 pts
Fair
2 pts
Poor
1 pts
Knowledge of work
Student's ability to tell what they need to do to help client's issue
Mastered

Student knew what needed to be worked on and why. Asked client questions when necessary
Good

Student mostly knew what they needed to do to help their client
Fair

Student left out some key points to having a successful treatment
Poor

Student did not know what to do to help client
Strokes
Effleurage
Mastered

Student used Eff to warm/open area and to end/flush area
Good

Student used Eff to warm/open area but forgot to flush area out with Eff after DT
Fair


Poor

Student did use Eff to warm/open area and did not end/flush area
Strokes
Pett, Vibration, Tapotement
Mastered

Student incorporated other Swedish techniques in the massage session (2/3)
Good

Student incorporated a few other Swedish techniques in the massage session (1/2)
Fair


Poor

Student did not incorporate other Swedish techniques in the massage session
Strokes
Thumb/Elbow/Forearmand knuckle
Mastered

Student demonstrated proficient thumb, elbow, forearm and knuckle techniques (2/4)without compromising bony landmarks on the body
Good

Student demonstrated mostly proficient thumb, elbow, forearm and knuckle techniques (2/4) but occasionally compromised bony landmarks but was aware of it and backed off the area
Fair

Student demonstrated proficient thumb, elbow, forearm and knuckle techniques (2/4) some of the time but was not aware of bumping into bony landmarks and did not back off until client told them
Poor

Student did not demonstrated proficient thumb, elbow, forearm and knuckle techniques (2/4)
Strokes
Friction
Mastered

Various friction techniques were performed where needed and were performed proficiently
Good

Various friction techniques were performed where needed and were performed with proper technique most of the time.
Fair

Few variations of friction techniques were performed where needed and were performed poorly
Poor

None or only one friction technique was performed inadequetly
Strokes
Trigger Point work
Mastered

Student perfomed trigger point technique and explained to client what it was and asked for a scale. Student utilized method for release. Asked for communication when level decreased
Good

Student perfomed trigger point technique but did not explain to client what it was but asked for a scale. Asked for communication when level decreased Student utilized appropriate method for release
Fair

Student perfomed trigger point technique but did not explain to client what it was or used a scale to assess discomfort level.
Poor

Student did not perfom trigger point technique
Client Needs
Pressure
Mastered

Student asked about pressure and adjusted when requested and held the pressure requested
Good

Student asked about pressure and adjusted when requested but went back to previous held pressure after a few minutes
Fair

Student asked about pressure but did not adjust the pressure according to the needs of the client
Poor

Student did not ask about pressure
Client Needs
Focus/Intention
Mastered

Student was very focused on addressing needs of client
Good

Student was somewhat focused on addressing needs of client
Fair


Poor

Student was not focused on addressing needs of client
Therapist Preparedness
Professional
Mastered

Student displayed great professionalism and preparedness in the massage
Good

Student displayed mostly professionalism and preparedness in the massage
Fair


Poor

Student did not display professionalism or preparedness in the massage
Draping
Warmth/safety
Mastered

Student draped efficiently and with a feeling of safety during massage using either loose or diaper
Good

Student draped mostly efficiently and with a feeling of safety most of the time during massage using either loose or diaper
Fair


Poor

Student did not drape efficiently and without a feeling of safety during massage using either loose or diaper
Pace
Mastered

Student performed the massage appropriately slow for DT and was very relaxing
Good

Student performed the massage slow most of the time for DT and was relaxing most of the time
Fair


Poor

Student did not perform the massage appropriately slow for DT and it was not very relaxing
Preparedness
Nails trimmed
Lotion bottle and holster ready
Proper classroom attire
Jewelry removed
Hair pulled back
Table height
Mastered

Brings needed materials to work area, correctly positions height of table and was prepared and ready to work
Good

Student is missing one component to being ready.
Fair

Student is missing more then one of the components to being ready
Poor

Student is not prepared to work.
Body Mechanics
Mastered

Demonstrated proper body mechanics, during application of varying strokes and moving around the client and table.
Good

Student corrected body mechanics on their own.
Fair

Student was partially in correct stances.
Poor

Student does not have a grasp of body mechanics.
Use of Lubrication
Mastered

Complete massage session was performed with appropriate application of lubricant when needed.
Good

Students application of lubricant was either excessive or not applied enough on a portion of the body.
Fair

The application of lubrication was not consistent thoughout the session. Lubrication application was either excessive or depleted. throughout
Poor

Student did not use any lotion during the massage.



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