Below is a detailed list of several treatment techniques and assessment tools that I utilize in daily practice in both Massage Therapy and Physical Therapy. Scroll over each photo to learn more about the name, style, purpose and goals of each specific technique and assessment.

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© 2015 by Brittany Smith, PT, DPT, LMT, CLT           PT License #20718 : MT License #12144

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Transverse Friction Massage

Transverse or Cross-Fiber Friction is a deep technique that applies short side-to-side as opposed to longitudinal strokes to the tissue involved. This specific pressure enhances circulation and return of fluids to target tissues to prevent scarred or fribrotic adhesions from forming, or to treat those that have already formed in ligaments, tendons, muscle fibers, and myofascia post injury.