Posterior Thigh Sequence

Posterior Thigh Sequence


Step 4.1: Kneading

  • Perform Kneading: stand on side of massage table and knead the thigh with hands.
  • Perform three times. 
  • Pause and practice for 5 minutes.



Step 4.2: The Cup Effleurage

  • Perform The Cup Effleurage: stand on side of massage table and drain the thigh using the soft Body Cup or Super Cup with weak suction pressure and a slow speed; start above popliteal lymph nodes and glide to upper thigh/buttocks with L-shape Hand Position. Begin medial with one hand in L-shape Hand Position and work lateral with slow glides covering the full thigh, switch hand positions on the lateral side. Maintain full hand contact to avoid stinging. 

Purpose: the vacuum suction and gliding of the cup rolls the skin, pulls and moves connective tissue which loosens muscle tissue while promoting blood flow. The effect is comparable to cross fiber and skin rolling techniques. 

  • Perform three times.
  • Pause and practice for 5 minutes.



Step 4.3: The Fish Bite

  • Perform The Fish Bite: using the soft Body Cup or Super cup with a moderate speed and weak to medium suction pressure, start above the popliteal lymph nodes and perform Thumb-Fingers Squeeze Hand Position while gliding the cup with a L-shape Hand Position to the upper thigh/buttocks. Begin medial with one hand in L-shape Hand Position and work lateral with slow glides covering the full thigh, switch hand positions on the lateral side. 
  • Perform three times.
  • Note: when using the Super Cup, stand on the side of the massage table and use both hands to squeeze and release to mitigate hand-fatigue.
  • Pause and practice for 5 minutes.




Step 4.4: Vibrations

  • Perform Vibrations: using soft Body Cup or Super Cup with weak to medium suction pressure and a moderate speed; start above the popliteal lymph nodes and jostle/shake the cup with a Thumb-Fingers Squeeze Hand Position while gliding the cup with a L-shape Hand Position to the upper thigh. Begin medial with one hand in L-shape Hand Position and work lateral with slow glides covering the full thigh, switch hand positions on the lateral side.
  • Perform three times.
  • Pause and practice for 5 minutes.




Step 4.5: Circles

  • Perform Circles: using soft Body Cup or Super Cup with weak to medium suction pressure and moderate speed; start above the popliteal lymph nodes and glide to upper thigh with Triangle Hand Position. Begin medial and split the thigh into three sections and move lateral performing medium circles. Maintain full hand contact at all times for the benefit of combining positive and negative pressure simultaneously. 
  • Perform three times.
  • Pause and practice for 5 minutes.




Step 4.6: Zig Zag

  • Perform Zigzags: using soft Body Cup or Super Cup with weak to medium suction pressure with a Thumb-Fingers Squeeze Hand Position; start above the popliteal lymph nodes, glide cup from center of thigh to medial side in a zigzag pattern to the upper thigh. Continue on the center of the thigh above the popliteal lymph nodes and glide to lateral side in a zigzag pattern to the upper thigh/buttocks. 
  • Repeat three times.
  • Pause and practice for 5 minutes.




Step 4.7: The Cup Effleurage

  • Perform The Cup Effleurage: stand on side of massage table and drain the thigh using the soft Body Cup or Super Cup with weak suction pressure and a slow speed; start above popliteal lymph nodes and glide to buttock with L-shape Hand Position. Begin medial with left hand in L-shape Hand Position and work lateral with slow glides covering the full thigh, switch hand positions on the lateral side. Maintain full hand contact to avoid stinging.  
  • Perform three times.
  • Pause and practice for 5 minutes.