Definition of petrissage in English:


Line breaks: pet¦ris|sage
Pronunciation: /pɛtrɪˈsɑːʒ


[mass noun]
  • A massage technique that involves kneading the body.
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    • Then, during the last minute of the rub, the subject's skin was gently lifted with a C-shaped motion of the hand (petrissage).
    • The strokes used were effleurage (ie, long gliding strokes), petrissage (ie, lifting of the muscle, kneading), and vibration (ie, gentle shaking of the muscle).


late 19th century: French pétrissage, from pétrir 'to knead'.

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