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An energetic massage of the body.
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1. the act of rubbing down
2. another name for dressing-down
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a massage.
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Noun1.rubdown - the act of rubbing down, usually for relaxation or medicinal purposes
massage - kneading and rubbing parts of the body to increase circulation and promote relaxation
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For a quick daily rubdown, simply pull out a cloth and wipe.
What better way to put it at ease and relieve those tired muscles than a gentle, relaxing rubdown from a spa.
SEAN WEBB'S new role at Clach means he can be giving a half-time dressing down one minute - and a quick rubdown the next.
A back rub from a loved one or a 50- minute rubdown from a trained professional is an excellent way to relieve tension and help you relax.
They would surely bounce quickly back to greet guests with a welcoming smile after a backache-curing rubdown?
KING OF THE KERB Making over your door can demand as little as a few hours from the first rubdown to the last lick of paint.
It involves a full-body rubdown before paying close and intense attention to the erogenous areas on a woman's body.
While Al Bustan Palace is currently closed for renovation, the spa which is just five minutes' walk from the hotel, reopened recently and can be your perfect weekend getaway to rubdown all the stress that you gathered throughout the week. info or any of deals go to has a licence to kill in Florida Keys 9Dalton Istanbul's Cistern with love for Connery 8From Moore and lovely Taj Lake Palace in Octopussy 10Roger May Day for the baddies in San Fran 5It's Brosnan is Millennium Bond 6Pierce gets a rubdown in Himeji Castle 7Connery Lee and Roger Moore on the draw in Phuket 4 Christopher
The acoustic group Upstate Rubdown hails from New York's Hudson Valley and features six talented singers and musicians.
<BMarch 1976: Muhammad Ali gets a rubdown from his masseur Luis Serria during preparations for his world title fight with Ken Norton