Cross-Fiber Massage uses friction techniques to create a stretching and broadening effect in large muscle groups. Damage to muscles, tendons, ligaments, or fascia can be caused by over-use or by trauma. Cross-fiber massage can be used to reduce adhesions and to help create strong, flexible repair during the healing process.
This technique is usually done without oil or lotion. The therapist uses thumbs, knuckles, fingertips, elbows or a massage tool to achieve deep pressure.
History of Cross-Fiber Massage
Beginning in 1930 James Cyriax, the late British orthopedic physician and specialist, created cross-fiber friction massage to treat soft-tissue injuries and pain conditions.
Benefits of Cross-Fiber Massage
- Blood Flow
- Muscle Health
Length of Cross-Fiber Massage Session: 30, 60, 90, 120 mins.
**Cross-Fiber Massage is a complement to standard medical care. It should not be construed as medical advice. It should not be a replacement to medical help.**