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Massage--the scientific basis of an ancient art: Part 1. The techniques.
  1. G C Goats
  1. School of Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.


    Manual massage is a long established and effective therapy used for the relief of pain, swelling, muscle spasm and restricted movement. Latterly, various mechanical methods have appeared to complement the traditional manual techniques. Both manual and mechanical techniques are described systematically, together with a review of indications for use in sports medicine.

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