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Figure 2 | BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Figure 2

From: Transverse forces in skeletal muscle with massage-like loading in a rabbit model

Figure 2

Setup of massage- like loading (MLL) of rabbit tibialis anterior (TA). While the animal was anesthetized, the foot was strapped onto mounting plate during massage. The massage tip was manually lowered until the desired compressive force (5 N or 10 N) was obtained. MLL was applied to the mid-belly of the TA with strokes applied longitudinally along the muscle belly (in the direction of the muscle fibers).

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