vibratory massage

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systematic therapeutic stroking or kneading of the body.
cardiac massage intermittent compression of the heart by pressure applied either over the sternum (closed cardiac massage) or directly to the heart through an opening in the chest wall (open cardiac massage).
simple massage in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as stimulation of the skin and underlying tissues with varying degrees of hand pressure to decrease pain, produce relaxation, and/or improve circulation.
vibratory massage massage by rapidly repeated light percussion with a vibrating hammer or sound.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

vi·bra·to·ry mas·sage

rapid tapping of a surface using a soft-tipped device.
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vi·bra·to·ry mas·sage

(vī'bră-tōr-ē mă-sahzh')
Rapid tapping of a surface using a soft-tipped device.
Synonym(s): seismotherapy, sismotherapy, vibrotherapeutics.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012