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friction

 [frik´shun]
the act of rubbing.

fric·tion

(frik'shŭn),
1. The act of rubbing the surface of an object against that of another.
2. The force required for relative motion of two bodies that are in contact.
[L. frictio, fr. frico, to rub]

friction

/fric·tion/ (frik´shun)
1. the act of rubbing.
2. massage using a circular or back-and-forth rubbing movement, used especially for massage of deep tissues.

friction

[frik′shən]
Etymology: L, fricare, to rub
1 the act of rubbing one object against another. See also attrition.
2 a type of massage in which deeper tissues are stroked or rubbed, usually through strong circular movements of the hand. See also massage.
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Friction massage

friction

A soft tissue massage technique, which entails the use of small circular pressure strokes from the fingertips, thumb pads and palms, with the intent of mobilising stiff joints and enhancing the circulation of blood to tendons and ligaments.

fric·tion

(frik'shŭn)
1. The act of rubbing the surface of an object against that of another; especially rubbing the limbs of the body to aid the circulation.
2. The force required for relative motion of two bodies that are in contact.
3. A group of movements in massage intended to move superficial layers over deeper structures, to reach deeper tissues, or to create heat. Includes static, cross-fiber, with-fiber, and circular frictions.
[L. frictio, fr. frico, to rub]

friction,

n massage technique that uses superficial tissue to engage deeper layers. Friction increases circulation and fibroblast activity.

fric·tion

(frik'shŭn)
1. The act of rubbing the surface of an object against that of another; especially rubbing the limbs of the body to aid the circulation.
2. The force required for relative motion of two bodies that are in contact.
[L. frictio, fr. frico, to rub]

friction

the act of rubbing.

friction coefficient
see friction coefficient.
friction injury
caused most commonly by automobile trauma in dogs and cats in which the animal has been dragged along the road or pavement, causing avulsion of tissue, from skin through to ligaments, tendons, muscles and bone. See also friction burn.
friction rub
sound heard on auscultation caused by rubbing together of two inflamed surfaces, e.g. pleuritic friction rub. See also pleural friction rub.