April 01, 2021 0 Comments

There are a variety of orthopedic massage techniques which can be used to improve recovery. Few techniques are following:

  • Trigger Point
  • Effleurage
  • Kneading
  • Friction

Trigger Point massage is a technique which helps relieve pain produced by trigger points. Trigger pointing directly stops blood flow to an area and causes cellular death. When pressure is released, cellular death is registered in the body and new oxygenated blood is brought to the area. 

Effleurage a French word meaning "to skim" or "to touch lightly on", is a series of massage strokes used in Swedish massage to warm up the muscle before deep tissue work using petrissage. This is a soothing, stroking movement used at the beginning and the end of the massage to help with muscle blood flow. 

Kneading is a massage technique in which pressure is applied. The pressure is deep and it compresses the underlying muscles. Force is also applied across the muscle to break down and realign collagen fibers.

Friction is a massage technique in which deep pressure is applied in a back and forth motion directly on the site of the soft tissue lesion. Friction can be applied in a circular motion to decrease fibrous adhesions.