Traction involves gently pulling the arms, legs, or head of the client.

This technique involves stretching of the muscles and connective tissues.  The aim is to increase flexibility of the joint by elongating the muscles and connective tissues that surrounding a joint.

Characteristics of Traction

Relaxation *

Therapeutic ****

Intensity: Mild – Moderate

Lubrication: No

Undressing: No

Tip: Depends on facility

How to interpret the rating scale

Gentle Cervical Traction

Neck massage for young woman relaxing in spa salon

Finger traction technique