This is also a French term derived from the word pétrir which means ‘to knead’.
Petrissage is a massage therapy technique that involves the therapist physically compressing the soft tissues through rhythmic kneading, squeezing, and/or rolling.
These movements help stretch the tense muscles.
● Lifting: The therapist performs lifting using the thumb, index, and middle fingers.
● Kneading: During this the therapist lifts the soft tissues, then squeezes and rolls them back slowly and circularly to reach deeper muscle layers.
● Wringing: During this the therapist will first press the soft tissue layer to the structure beneath it and then lift, squeeze and roll.