Massage Therapy Application Sample Test - Practice Exam

Massage Application Sample Practice Test of 15 questions. Unlike the versions of our tests that are included with a paid subscription, this test cannot be automatically graded by clicking the button at the bottom of the page. With your paid subscription to Massage-Exam you get instant exam grading, rationale behind the correct answers, and a detailed exam tracking system.
Massage Application Exam
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1. What muscle would you have your client contract if they get a cramp in their gastrocnemius?
  Quadriceps
  Gastrocnemius
  Tibialis anterior
  Tibialis posterior
 
2. If a client has chronic low back pain, which muscle would be stretch weakened and given as homework for strengthening?
  Quadratus Lumborum
  ESG's
  Rectus abdominis
  Trapezius
 
3. The effects of massage are physiological and psychological in nature, what is a physiological effect?
  Reflexive
  Autonomic
  Mechanical
  Neurological
 
4. Mechanical centripetal pressure of techniques such as Petrissage increases:
  Venous and lymph flow
  Relaxes the nervous system
  Stimulates the nervous system
  The affects of proprioreceptor
 
5. The pressure of massage techniques stimulates the release of these hormones to vasodilate the blood vessels:
  Melatonin
  Histamine
  Oxytocin
  Prolactin
 
6. The gradual application of tolerable, static pressure to painful tissue is termed as:
  Pressure point technique
  Muscle approximation
  Vibration
  Rhythmic mobilization
 
7. To orient the technique of cross-fiber friction at right angles to the fibers of the structures being treated, it is essential to:
  Work superficially
  Have a working knowledge of anatomy
  Contract the client's muscle
  None of the above
 
8. To be able to have proper access to the supraspinatus tendon, which positioning would work best?
  By internally rotating, extending, and adducting the humerus
  By externally rotating, extending, and abducting the humerus
  By internally rotating, flexing, and adducting the humerus
  By externally rotating, flexing, and abducting the humerus
 
9. Which muscle would you stretch to relieve a runner who is complaining of a hamstring spasm?
  TFL
  Quadriceps
  Hamstring
  Gluteus maximus
 
10. What position is most appropriate for you to massage a client that is in her third trimester?
  Side-lying
  Supine
  Prone
  Seated
 
11. What is the best hydro treatment for a client with fibermyalgia?
  Heliotherapy
  Vasoflush
  Ice
  Fomentation
 
12. A hypertonic muscle will _____ when applying acute pressure with deep strokes.
  Release
  Tense
  Spasm
  Roll
 
13. A(n) ____________ compression is a static compression applied by the therapist's thumbs, fingertips, or olecranon to a trigger point.
  Innervation
  Valvular
  Intrinsic conduction
  Ischemic
 
14. What type of ROM testing is used to pinpoint adhesions?
  Adson's
  Babinski's
  Active resisted
  Bragard's sign
 
15. Generally, any technique applied in a slow, rhythmical, and repetitive manner will evoke a relaxation response and:
  Increase sympathetic nervous system firing
  Decrease parasympathetic nervous system firing
  Increase both the sympathetic and parasympathetic firing
  Decrease sympathetic nervous system firing
 

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