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pé·tris·sage

(pā-trē-sazh'),
A manipulation in massage, consisting in a kneading of the muscles.
[Fr. kneading]

pétrissage

/pé·tris·sage/ (pa″tre-sahzh´) [Fr.] massage in which the muscles are kneaded and pressed.

pétrissage

[pā′trisäzh′]
Etymology: Fr, petrir, to knead
a technique in massage in which the skin is gently lifted and squeezed. Pétrissage promotes circulation and relaxes muscles. Compare effleurage, rolling effleurage.

pétrissage

A massage technique in which fascicles of muscles are kneaded, lifted, grasped, squeezed, rolled and released, with the intent of stimulating locoregional circulation and relaxing contracted muscles.

pé·tris·sage

(pā-trē-sahzh')
A movement in massage that involves the lifting of tissues away from underlying structures, with the intention of improving elasticity and stimulating local blood and lymph circulation. Includes kneading, skin rolling, and wringing.
[Fr. kneading]

petrissage (peˑ·tri·szh),

n massage technique that involves grasping and squeezing muscle tissue to relieve tension and increase circulation. Also called
kneading.

pétrissage

[F.] a technique used in massage therapy in which the skin is lifted and squeezed. The purpose is to free adhesions and improve local circulation.
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Key words: petrissage, tapotement, warm-up, range of motion, jumps.
Petrissage ("to knead") is a vigorous stroke, which compresses and releases soft tissue via picking up and squeezing the muscle and overlying tissues.
The amount of oil applied to each subject was sufficient to provide comfort during the vigorous application of petrissage without irritation of the skin or hair on the leg.
To determine which condition was different, simple contrasts were performed revealing the gains in flexibility from pre- to post-massage were greater for the petrissage (3.
The purpose of this study was to determine if petrissage and tapotement forms of massage would influence the flexibility of the plantar flexors and muscle power.
Effect size magnitudes (Cohen, 1988) indicated that both types of massage for the right ankle and petrissage for the left ankle caused moderate changes in ROM while tapotement had a small effect for the left ankle.
The classical Swedish massage techniques of effleurage and petrissage are effective for fibromyalgic clients.
The massage therapists employed long stroking effleurage techniques and petrissage from the PSIS to C7.
The protocol consisted of deeply applied effleurage, petrissage and friction techniques to the hand and arm with the depth and rate of the massage kept as consistent as possible.