connective tissue massage


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connective tissue massage

Massage therapy
A form of massage that specifically manipulates the connective tissues (e.g., fascia, ligaments and tendons of the musculoskeletal system), with the aim of enhancing circulation and, by extension, healing. The technique consists of dragging motions with hooked fingers, which are believed to stimulate the trigger zones that refer pain to elsewhere in the body.
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Robertson and colleagues (1984) conducted a quasi-experimental cross- over study in which 10 adults with moderately severe asthma were randomly ordered to receive either a connective tissue massage (CTM) or a simple surface massage (SSM).
Effects of connective tissue massage in subacute asthma.
Treatment for respiratory conditions, connective tissue massage and decongestive therapy for lymphodema are covered in Chapters 10 to 12.

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