Kneading creates the effect on the muscles; flexing does this through the pressure of the muscle on the bones below. This relieves tension and improves blood circulation. Tapping movements promote the peripheral blood circulation and change the tones of the muscles and improve the mucus resolving in the lungs. Small circular movements on the muscles are very effective in relieving tension of the muscles.
The strokes during the treatments are very relaxing. They serve as a break between the stronger grips.