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SLIMMING, THE PETRISSAGE (also called Kneading)
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The theory.
This technique allows desinfiltrate the tissues. The therapist " pinches" the skin, separates it and makes it roll under the fingers in a succession of fast movements. Strokes of drainage follow.

The practice.
These pinching are sometimes painful, according to the quality and the sensitivity of the skin.   The tissues must be sufficiently flexible so that one can model them without feeling discomfort. Nevertheless, the practise the petrissage hard-line only, it is rare! It is always associated with other techniques. Massage therapist thus associates Shiatsu, Californian or Swedish massage with it.





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