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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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Those are called kneading, petrissage, percussion and friction movements.
Techniques included effleurage, petrissage, friction, passive motion and stretching, linear and cross-fibre frictions and jostling.
The purpose of this study was to determine if three minutes of petrissage and tapotement forms of massage would influence plantar flexors' flexibility, and muscle power.
This type of massage includes three classical movements to energise and stimulate blood flow: effleurage, a soothing, sweeping stroke; petrissage, basically grabbing hold of a handful of flesh and kneading; and tapotement - tapping, chopping and cupping.
Section 7 proceeds with advice for body use when performing specific massage strokes such as effleurage, petrissage, pressure strokes, percussion and vibrational techniques as well as lifting and stretching.
The classical Swedish massage techniques of effleurage and petrissage are effective for fibromyalgic clients.