® Place the client in the prone position with arms above the head (forming a Y shape) ® Stand facing the foot
® Brush up the sole of the foot from the toes to the heel ® Follow each brush stroke with a hand stroke
® Brush from ankle to popliteal fossa, in three strips: medial, middle and lateral. Follow with hand strokes
® Brush from knee over the buttocks into inguinal nodes, hand strokes ® Brush from sacrum up side of spine over shoulder, hand strokes ® Brush one brush width away from spine into axilla, hand strokes
® Brush one brush width away from last stroke into axilla. Continue until whole back is covered.
Turn your body to face the head.
® Brush back of hand to elbow, hand strokes
® Brush from elbow into axilla, hand strokes.
Repeat all movements on the other side of the body.
Place client in supine position (face up)
® Brush down foot to ankle, hand strokes
® Brush from ankle to patella, hand strokes
® Brush medial and lateral aspect of knee, hand strokes
® Brush from knee into inguinal nodes (use very light strokes on the medial aspect of the thigh), hand strokes
® Brush abdomen up ascending colon on right side, across transverse colon under ribs, and down descending colon on left, hand strokes
® Brush very lightly from sternum to axilla, hand strokes (avoid breast area) ® Brush hand up to elbow, hand strokes ® Brush from elbow to axilla, hand strokes.
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