- Great for applying techniques on large or small areas of the body.
- Best to use the final third of the forearm by the elbow end as this area is fleshier and glides over the skin/muscles more easily.
- Forearm techniques can be applied lightly or deeply as a tool of effleurage.
- It can be used to knead the tissue, dropping more weight through the forearm.
- It can be used to apply local frictions when needed. Along muscle length or across the muscle fibres.
- Start slowly and can apply a medium or fast pace as well.
- Elbows are best used with caution!
- Can apply very deep work or local frictions.
- Try not to go too fast.
- Apply pressure slowly so as not to overwhelm client. Check that the pressure suits your client.
- Good at working local areas.
- Elbows are not everyone’s preferred choice but can be great tools of the trade when mastered and delivered effectively.