Posterior Lower Leg Sequence

Posterior Lower Leg Sequence


Step 5.1: Kneading

  • Perform Kneading stand on side of massage table and knead the gastrocnemius and calcaneal tendon. 
  • Perform three times. 
  • Pause and practice for 5 minutes.




Step 5.2: The Cup Effleurage

  • Perform The Cup Effleurage: by slowly draining the left lower leg using the soft Body Cup or Super Cup with weak suction pressure, start two inches above calcaneus and glide slowly to below popliteal lymph nodes with L-shape Hand Position. Begin medial with left hand in L-shape Hand Position and work lateral with slow glides covering the lower leg, switch hand positions on the lateral side. Maintain full hand contact to avoid stinging. 
  • Perform three times.
  • Pause and practice for 5 minutes.




Step 5.3: The Fish Bite

  • Perform The Fish Bite: using the soft Body Cup with weak to medium suction pressure with a moderate speed; start two inches above calcaneus perform Thumb-Fingers Squeeze Hand Position while gliding the cup with a L-shape Hand Position to below popliteal lymph nodes. Begin medial with left hand in L-shape Hand Position and work lateral with slow glides covering the full lower leg, switch hand positions on the lateral side. 
  • Perform three times. 
  • Pause and practice for 5 minutes.



Step 5.4: Circles

  • Perform Circles: using soft Body Cup with weak to medium suction pressure, start two inches above calcaneus perform circles while gliding the cup with a moderate speed with a Triangle Hand Position to below popliteal lymph nodes. Begin medial and split the lower leg into three sections and move lateral and perform medium size 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 5.5: Zigzags

  • Perform Zigzags using soft Body Cup with weak to medium suction pressure with a moderate speed; start two inches above calcaneus glide cup from center of lower leg to medial side in a zigzag pattern to below popliteal lymph nodes with a L-shape Hand Position. Continue on the center of the lower leg start two inches above calcaneus and glide to lateral side in a zigzag pattern to below the popliteal lymph nodes.
  • Repeat three times.
  • Pause and practice for 5 minutes.




Step 5.6: Hands-On Effluerage

  • Perform Hands-On Effleurage on the full leg.
  • Perform three times. 
  • Pause and practice for 5 minutes.




Professional Tip

Always ensure that your hands are flat on the body to avoid the pinching effect caused by fluid retention in this region.