massage

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Synonyms for massage

Synonyms for massage

kneading and rubbing parts of the body to increase circulation and promote relaxation

manually manipulate (someone's body), usually for medicinal or relaxation purposes

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give a massage to

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Deep friction massage is a technique that attempts to reduce abnormal fibrous adhesions and make scar tissue more mobile in acute, sub-acute and chronic inflammatory conditions by realigning the normal soft tissue fibers.
6) Another Cochrane review found no added benefit in function from combining deep transverse friction massage with ultrasound or a placebo ointment (RR=3.
There are a variety of treatments ranging from ice-packs to sonic massage and, worst ofall, what is called friction massage.
Soft tissue friction massage to an anal fissure, where scar tissue is less pliable, may free the tissue mobility and allow less painful stretching with defecation.
1-5,11-13) Conservative treatment options include; eccentric strength training, therapeutic modalities, soft tissue mobilization, rest, corticosteroids, cryotherapy, heat, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), deep friction massage, stretching, acupuncture, and podiatry.
A course of trigger point therapy including cross fibre friction massage, and ischemic compression to the intercostals musculature between rib 3 and 4 as well as rib 4 and 5 on the left side of the thorax both anteriorly and posteriorly was initiated at the first visit.
The physical therapist (and fellow runner) whom I recently saw thought I had calcaneal bursitis and has been doing friction massage, stretching my gastroc muscles and iontophoresis.