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massotherapy

 [mas″o-ther´ah-pe]
treatment of disease by massage.

mas·so·ther·a·py

(mas'ō-thār'ă-pē),
The therapeutic use of massage.
[G. massō, to knead, + therapeia, treatment]

mas·sage the·ra·py

(mă-sahzh' thār'ă-pē)
A collection of bodywork modalities designed to improve health through manual manipulation of soft tissues including stroking, kneading, pressing, tapping, and shaking. Intends to improve local circulation, reduce pain, and promote relaxation.
See also: Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, sports massage, seated massage, reflexology, manual lymph drainage, craniosacral therapy, polarity therapy, shiatsu, acupressure, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, Reiki, bodywork
Synonym(s): massotherapy, myotherapy.

massotherapy

treatment of disease by massage. See massage therapy.
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