stretch release

stretch release

a rehabilitation technique in which the fingertips are placed over the belly of a large muscle and then spread apart in an effort to stretch the skin and underlying muscle. The stretch is done firmly enough to deform the soft tissue temporarily, stimulating cutaneous and muscle efferents and producing facilitation of the underlying muscle.
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Early on day two, I opt for the stretch release massage and am told to put on a pair of loose cotton pyjamas, rather than the usual robe and disposable knickers.
Mechanical pressure and stretch release endothelin-1 from human atherosclerotic coronary arteries in vivo.
Patented is a thermal interface material with stretch release properties comprising a blend of polymeric hot melt pressure sensitive adhesive.