Deep Transverse Frictions
Deep transverse frictions are a weapon against tendon injuries like golfers elbow which is used by Physical Therapists, but can be performed by the subject themselves. The purpose of deep friction massage is to maintain the mobility within the soft tissue structures of the tendons and prevent adherent scars from forming. The massage is deep and must be applied transversely to the specific tissue involved. The movement encourages realignment and lengthening of these wrist flexor muscle fibres and will improve your recovery rate.
To find the specific tissue we require (the flexor tendons) see the image below. Place your fingers of your massage hand on this site. Make a fist with your injured arm, If you feel the muscles move under your fingers and bulge outwards, you are in the right place.
We also use foam rollers, or a cricket/lacrosse ball which can be found here! The same rules apply, you want to press deep into the tendon to realign the muscle fibres and prevent scar tissue from forming.