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