anatripsis

an·a·trip·sis

(an'ă-trip'sis),
Therapeutic use of rubbing or friction with or without simultaneous application of a medicament.
[G. a rubbing, fr. anatribō, fr. ana, intensive, + tribō, to rub]

anatripsis

[an′ətrip′sis]
a therapy that involves rubbing or friction with or without a simultaneous application of a medicine.

an·a·trip·sis

(an'ă-trip'sis)
Therapeutic use of rubbing or friction with or without simultaneous application of a medicament.
[G. a rubbing, fr. anatribō, fr. ana, intensive, + tribō, to rub]

anatripsis

(an″ă-trip′sĭs) [ ana- + Gr. tripsis, friction]
Therapeutic use of rubbing or friction massage.
anatriptic (-trip′tĭk), adjective
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Hippocrates advocated anatripsis which means 'to rub up' and suggested, 'the physician must be acquainted with many things and assuredly with anatripsis, for things that have the same name have not the same effects, for rubbing can bind a joint that is loose and loosen a joint that is too hard (Beard 1964 cited in Tuchtan et al 2004, p.
In summary, contemporary massage therapy in its simplest form equates to anatripsis (to rub) reflecting its origin; however, the range and descriptions of its associated techniques and practices are expansive, and variable, and only recently have there been attempts to illustrate the intentionality and integrity of massage therapy through systematic definitions and best practice frameworks (Grant et al 2008; Sherman et al 2006).