Intro of Topic and Q & A Use the power point presentation to identify the anatomy specific to this class BRIEFLY (muscles were covered during the first hour in class 11a). (scalenes, sternocleidomastoid, upper trapezius, cervical muscles, pectoralis major, deltoids, muscles of the face, clavicle, a/c joint, mastoid process) Draping for head and face portion of the routine (packet page I-18a) will be to cover shoulders completely. Introduce the necessity of gaining permission to work the face – discuss the importance of hygiene in this sensitive area. Discuss the need to be sensitive with pressure on the facial skin. Discuss the use of the facial supplies with students (not too much, not too little).
Demo Guidelines Discuss muscles to be covered by the massage strokes. Assistant or student will call out the written routine for the demo. Introduce proper body mechanics for therapist while sitting in a chair. Discuss the importance of cleaning the face thoroughly.
Practical Guidelines Students will perform head, neck & face routine using correct body mechanics while seated.
Emphasize applying effleurage and petrissage strokes to anterior lateral neck muscles specifically (scalene area).
Discussion guidelines Encourage student pairs to give appropriate feedback regarding the sense of connection, the pressure of the techniques, the flow of the routine, and the effectiveness and coverage draping.