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Table 2 Twenty-minute facial massage protocol performed bilaterally

From: Effect of mandibular mobilization on electromyographic signals in muscles of mastication and static balance in individuals with temporomandibular disorder: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Surface sliding 3 minutes
Circular movements in counter-clockwise direction  
Anterior bundle of temporal muscle  
Kneading 3 minutes
Kneading in cranial-caudal direction  
Upper fibers of masseter muscle  
Return of hands to initial position with continuous caudal-cranial sliding of suprahyoid musculature  
Surface sliding 1 minute
Circular movements in counter-clockwise direction  
Anterior bundle of temporal muscle  
Kneading 1 minute
Kneading in cranial-caudal direction  
Upper fibers of masseter muscle  
Return of hands to initial position with continuous caudal-cranial sliding of suprahyoid musculature  
Surface sliding 1 minute
Circular movements in counter-clockwise direction  
Anterior bundle of temporal muscle  
Kneading 1 minute
Kneading in cranial-caudal direction  
Upper fibers of masseter muscle  
Return of hands to initial position with continuous caudal-cranial sliding of suprahyoid musculature  
Deep sliding 3 minutes
Circular movements in counter-clockwise direction  
Anterior bundle of temporal muscle  
Kneading 3 minutes
Kneading in cranial-caudal direction  
Upper fibers of masseter muscle  
Return of hands to initial position with continuous caudal-cranial sliding of suprahyoid musculature  
Deep kneading 1 minute
Circular movements in counter-clockwise direction  
Anterior bundle of temporal muscle  
Kneading 1 minute
Kneading in cranial-caudal direction  
Upper fibers of masseter muscle  
Return of hands to initial position with continuous caudal-cranial sliding of suprahyoid musculature  
Deep sliding 1 minute
Circular movements in counter-clockwise direction  
Anterior bundle of temporal muscle  
Kneading 1 minute
Kneading in cranial-caudal direction  
Upper fibers of masseter muscle  
Return of hands to initial position with continuous caudal-cranial sliding of suprahyoid musculature  
Finalization with light touch