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.