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Jim Weiler: Hi this is Jim with Piedmont Therapeutic Massage, and were going to be demonstrating next massage technique, another massage technique that you can use, and this is whats referred to as friction. The friction technique is best done without any lubricant. Your intention with friction is to pin the superficial tissues down against the deeper underlying structures. As you can see here, Im not sliding on the skin, Im panning the tissues down to the deeper underlying structures and some instances, the bone. Youre compressing various soft tissues, muscles, tendons or ligaments against the bone, and using friction to generate heat. That heat in turn will take advantage of a property that connective tissue has, which is refereed to as thixotropy, which means it can be going from more of a liquid or dissolved state or solute or into more of a gel or solid state. Friction is a very effective technique for loosening up tight areas, and also areas where there may be a pain and discomfort present. Its also done at the sides of origins or insertions are also referred to as attachment of muscles. So, in areas where that is very effective is here at the patellar tendon above the knee, the kneecap, and the patellar ligament below or inferior to the kneecap. Another area, in which friction can be done, is on the arm. This area here, which is the lateral epicondyle, all of the muscles which extend wrist and the fingers originate here. A lot of office workers are on computer keyboards all-day can have a lot of tightness and soreness or discomfort here. The cross-fiber friction will be very effective at loosening that up and getting rid of the pain discomfort, and the friction technique can be done anywhere up to three or four minutes, and again its best to get feedback from your partner they can let you know if the area have had enough treatment or too much treatment.