Other Soft Tissue Therapy Techniques
Other Soft Tissue Therapy Techniques

Other Soft Tissue Therapy Techniques

Other soft tissue techniques may also be used. Manual massage relaxes muscles, reduces swelling and increases blood flow. Transverse friction massage (also known as cross- fibre friction) consists of rapidly rubbing the muscle, tendon or ligament fibres in order to break down adhesions or scar tissue. Active myofascial release increases flexibility and reduces muscle tightness: to do so, the chiropractor applies pressure to a specific part of the muscle while the patient stretches the affected muscle.