deep-tissue massage

Main Entry:  deep-tissue massage
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a type of massage which reaches structures far beneath the superficial fascia to attempt to relieve chronic muscle problems or injuries
Example:  Deep-tissue massage may be done with 3 and 6 fingers, reinforced fingers, a flat elbow, opposing thumbs, the heel of the hand or foot, and the forearm.
Etymology:  1997's 21st Century Lexicon
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