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  • n. A form of massage involving kneading or wringing the skin with one's fingers, knuckles and thumbs.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. massage of the skin which is gently lifted and squeezed


From French pétrir ("to knead") (Wiktionary)


  • Kneading motions known as petrissage, and circular motions to apply friction to affected parts then complement this.

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