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A form of massage similar to kneading dough. It involves gently grasping a group of muscles between the thumb and finger and, alternating hands, squeezing the thumb and fingers together while working the muscle up and down. Kneading is used to assess the state of muscle tension. It may also aid deep circulation and remove metabolic wastes from muscles.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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