The appearance of irregular white patches of skin is an indication of:
The condition of an older adult's feet can be quite poor. For this reason, the practitioner should:
clean the feet with warm, moist towels and provide massage to improve circulation and lymph flow, so long as no contraindications exist
Tapotement is typically contraindicated:
What is a term that means therapeutic bath?
diseases are characterized by recognizable
signs and symptoms
When a client gives written or verbal input regarding his or her experience of the practitioner's massage business or massage session, it is called:
Older adults may not fully inform practitioners of certain conditions if their psychological functioning is decreased. Practitioners should be especially watchful for:
bedsores, arthritic joints, and varicose veins
When angioedema affects the larynx, tongue, or pharynx it can:
To be successful in a profession, you need the proper skills and abilities, otherwise known as:
Which is the largest lymphatic duct?
inguinal lymphatic duct
The bolts on massage table legs should be:
checked and tightened before and after each session
in the side-lying position
a bolster is placed under the knee and ankle of the upper leg
In massage therapy, "indication" means:
that the application of massage is advisable and likely to benefit the client positively
a string with a weight fastened to one end is a
When massage is used as a tool to promote alteration in the physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual health of the client, it is categorized as:
A disease in which the immune system attacks normal tissue is an:
When the shape of the bones stops a movement, as when a person extends his elbow all the way, this is classified as what type of end feel?
hard end feel
What is one way to effectively adjust techniques to cause an erection to subside?
work at a quicker pace with more percussive strokes
How can the practitioner reassure a first-time or modest client about her privacy in undressing?
tell her you will knock before entering the room to ensure she is completely covered by the sheet
What is the deepest layer of the epidermis?
The xiphoid process is a cartilage structure that is found:
at the inferior end of the sternum
Which term best describes the arrangement of the striations of a muscle?
A Federal Tax Identification Number, required by businesses structured as corporation or that hire employees, is commonly referred to as a(n):
employer identification number
What do you call media attention that highlights a professional and/or business?
The primary organ of the integumentary system is the:
The nerves sensitive to temperature are:
Muscles that are likely short and hypertonic when a lateral pelvic tilt is observed include:
iliopsoas, rectus abdominis, and gluteus medius on the side with the elevation
The bony ring located at the front of the atlas is called the:
If a client takes lithium, it is important to avoid:
a warm session room, as lithium causes hot flashes
Which word signifies the competence, skill, good judgment, appropriate dress, and polite behavior that is expected from a person who is trained to do a job well?
A caution in infant massage is that a practitioner or parent might:
misread an infant's behavioral cues and provide too much stimulation
Inflammation of the urinary bladder is:
For proper structural alignment:
balance your weight between your legs with your knees slightly bent
What is the easiest and most sanitary method of applying a thick cream lubricant that cannot be dispensed from a pump bottle?
scoop just enough cream for a single massage into a disposable dish
A hyperirritable spot in skeletal muscle that is associated with a hypersensitive palpable nodule in a taut band is called a:
Which term refers to movement of the scapula or mandible in a posterior direction?
If you are self-employed and maintain your own tax records, but you agree to provide specific services to a business, you are a(n):
A listener's attentive silence, the questions they ask, and the sounds he or she makes while listening, are examples of:
Acute rheumatoid arthritis:
is contraindicated for massage
The client should fill out a health history intake form:
before the first massage session
Which of the following is an example of a modality that is often excluded from the law and requirements of a massage practitioner?
Before the practitioner leaves the room to let the client get undressed and situated on the table, the practitioner should:
tell the client how to position himself on the table, how completely to undress, and where to hang his clothes
The ligament most often associated with ankle sprains is the:
anterior talofibular ligament
A stroke that supports venous return is:
In the O section of a SOAP form you might document:
findings from a palpation assessment
Massage has been shown to stimulate more rapid and elaborate development of this part of the brain, which is related to memory:
An unpleasant feeling that signals actual or potential injury and has both physical and emotional components is defined as:
If a pregnant client arrives at your clinic and complains of shoulder tension and neck pain, massage:
Bending the knee until the gastrocnemius and the hamstrings make contact is an example of which type of end feel?
soft end feel
A document that clients complete before their first session that includes personal contact information, current health conditions, medications, and past health conditions is:
a health history form
What are the small openings for sweat and sebaceous glands?
Floors should be vacuumed, swept, or mopped:
In order to gradually relax the client's body, it is best to palpate the muscles from:
superficial to deep layers
A massage practitioner working at a hospice would want to know about:
Lymphatic tissue is accessible by palpating the:
The noninvasive, continual exchange of information between client and practitioner in an ongoing manner to evolve the session is known as:
When using a seated position to apply massage strokes:
the knees are spread wide and the feet are firmly on the floor
Apnea usually occurs during:
Use of which tool is permitted within the scope of practice for a massage practitioner?
In some hydrotherapy applications, such as showers or immersion baths, the body is exposed to these temperatures to produce a tonic and balancing effect on the body:
Voice tone, pace of words, emphasis on words, and enunciation of words are examples of:
A massage practitioner working in a sports medicine clinic will need:
a solid understanding of the rehabilitation process and methods for the stages of tissue healing
A rapid response to a stimulus is usually through:
a reflex arc
Massage has been shown to DECREASE this type of brain wave, thus stimulating greater relaxation:
RICE is the acronym for
rest, ice, compression, elevation
if you are hired by a business owner to perform particular duties for a set fee, and income tax is withheld, you are:
In massage therapy, a benefit is best described as:
a positive response to massage that supports well-being
Temperature differences felt on the client’s skin can be an indication of differences in:
Which term best describes a specialized, dense connective tissue that provides cushion and reduces friction between bones or articulating surfaces?
What is a massage approach that emphasizes rehabilitation?
Overweight or obese clients may experience:
difficulty breathing in the supine and prone position
Client behaviors can sometimes lead practitioners to feel frustrated, angry, or hostile. These feelings toward a client become unethical when:
the practitioner is unable to release them in order to provide a professional massage, or fails to refer the client to someone else
Which of these functional goals is properly qualified?
lift a 5-lb box onto a conveyer belt for 1 hour, three times during the day
Sometimes clients perceive change, even desirable change, as threatening. This might result in the psychological defense of:
Lying face down on a massage table is called:
The extensor hallucis longus:
extends the first digit of the foot
In closing the massage, the practitioner should:
remove any bolsters and tell the client to take their time getting dresses
The human figures on a SOAP chart are used:
to create a pictorial representation of objective findings
Which rotator cuff muscle abducts the shoulder?
Gentle massage or laying-on of hands to ease pain and provide reassurance for serious illness, terminal illness, or the dying process is categorized as:
A condition related to tiredness lasting for more than six months, as well as other symptoms like sore lymph nodes and headache is likely:
chronic fatigue syndrome
The most appropriate treatment goal for terminally ill clients is to provide:
A client who claims to be committed to weekly massage, but then constantly cancels at the last minute is exhibiting what type of defense?
a health history form is used to gather