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A manipulation in massage, consisting in a kneading of the muscles.
pétrissage/pé·tris·sage/ (pa″tre-sahzh´) [Fr.] massage in which the muscles are kneaded and pressed.
Etymology: Fr, petrir, to knead
pétrissageA 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.
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.
n massage technique that involves grasping and squeezing muscle tissue to relieve tension and increase circulation. Also called
[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.