petrissage


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petrissage

(ˌpeɪtriːˈsɑːʒ; French petrisaʒ)
n
(Complementary Medicine) a massage technique that uses firm pressure and works on specific muscles

pétrissage

A technique used in massage in which fleshy areas of the body are kneaded in order to stretch and relax tight muscles.
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Noun1.petrissage - massage of the skin which is gently lifted and squeezed
massage - kneading and rubbing parts of the body to increase circulation and promote relaxation
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Romiromi also refers to a general massage, but one performed on adults akin to petrissage, involving repetitive squeezing and compression of soft tissues.
Nursing education traditionally includes basic massage techniques such as the long, light strokes known as effleurage and kneading or petrissage (Merlo, 2012).
It utilizes effleurage, a soft, continuous stroking movement applied with the fingers and palms in a slow and rhythmic manner; petrissage, a kneading movement that stimulates the underlying tissue; and friction which is a rubbing movement creating small circles with fingers and palms, pressure is maintained on the skin to create friction.
And as well as practicing her effleurage and petrissage, Bethan also learnt a number of bespoke techniques to relieve tension from her patients' lower spines.
2008) Effects of petrissage massage on fatigue and exercise performance following intensive cycle pedalling.
El masaje puede ser un effleurage, pince-roule, petrissage.
Le petrissage et la friction permettent pour leur part de travailler plus en profondeur les fibres musculaires.
The most common site is the back and common techniques are effleurage and petrissage.
Petrissage includes compression of specific body parts with kneading, rubbing, and squeezing motions.