deep transverse friction


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deep transverse friction

Deep tissue massage in which stroking is applied across the longitudinal direction of the tissues of muscles, tendons, ligaments, or fasciae to prevent adhesions, increase mobility of the tissue, and align new fibers along the lines of stress. Synonym: cross-fiber friction
See also: friction