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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.
rapid tapping of a surface using a soft-tipped device.
the manipulation of body surfaces with an instrument that produces a rapid tapping sensation. Also called vibrotherapeutics.
vi·bra·to·ry mas·sage(vī'bră-tōr-ē mă-sahzh')
systematic therapeutic stroking or kneading of the body or part.
massage therapy based on the Chinese meridian theory in which pressure is applied to acupuncture points to keep energy channels open.
intermittent compression of the heart by pressure applied through the chest wall (closed cardiac massage) or directly to the heart through an opening in the chest wall (open cardiac massage). See also cardiac massage.
uses ice to massage to skin. Vasoconstriction and delayed nerve conduction in deep tissues raises the pain threshold.
applied across the direction of underlying fibers to promote blood flow and prevent adhesions.
of the seminal vesicles in bulls or the penis in male dogs for the purpose of collecting semen, of the clitoris in cows and goat does for the collection of urine.
a technique of physical therapy in which hands and body are used to massage soft tissues. Its objective is to improve circulation and muscle function, release scar tissue and produce relaxation.
massage techniques are centered on areas of maximal tenderness in muscle tissue, detectable as taut bands. Called also myotherapy.
massage by rapidly repeated light percussion with a vibrating hammer or sound.