Release of Myofascial Pain with Deep Cross-Friction Named "Roptrotherapy"

Andre Farasyn, PhD, PT, DO
2010 International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork  
Purpose: To introduce a new myofascial release method named "roptrotherapy" that consists of deep cross-friction massage with the aid of a myofascial T bar (roptron). Description: The intervention of roptrotherapy consists of a 30-minute session, total, of deep-friction massage with the aid of a myofascial T bar. These bars are made of bronze, a neutral material to skin. The advantages of bronze over wooden or plastic fabrication is that the resulting pressure bars are easier to use by hand and
more » ... contribute to the compression force by their weight (0.8 kg), resulting in less fatigue for the therapist. The work is performed by the therapist within the threshold of tolerable pain, applying a compressive force of 5 − 10 kg/cm 2 on each of the myofascial trigger points found. Treatment by means of roptrotherapy aims mainly
doi:10.3822/ijtmb.v3i1.77 fatcat:23tkjj7blrelbhvq4vws6z6j3q