Tochechnyi massazh

English translation: Pressure point massage

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Russian term or phrase:Точечный массаж
English translation:Pressure point massage
Entered by: Radian Yazynin

17:57 May 22, 2000
Russian to English translations [PRO]
Medical
Russian term or phrase: Tochechnyi massazh
This comes from a massage therapy transcript. Other types of massage covered are Swedish massage, relexology, acupressure, "sports massage" and massage for children.
Liv Bliss
Strictly "pressure point massage"
Explanation:
The original name is 'shiatsu', but it is better to use this English word combination, as shiatsu may sound exotic for somebody - though not so much ! - but still requiring some explanation.
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Radian Yazynin
Local time: 13:39
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Want to thank EVERYONE who responded! Having to choose the best was a difficult decision, as they all have their strong points (no pun intended).
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Summary of answers provided
nashiatsu
diana bb
natrigger point massage
Christina Sever
napointillage
ttagir
napointillage
ttagir
naNerve-point massage
Ilia
naStrictly "pressure point massage"
Radian Yazynin
naShiatzu
Yuri Geifman


  

Answers


1 hr
Shiatzu


Explanation:
Massage technique involving the stimulation of the same points ("tochki") that are used in acupuncture. I actually learned this technique once upon a time.

Yuri Geifman
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1 hr
Nerve-point massage


Explanation:
While I am no expert in the field of massage, this is the translation I found in the Russian-English Medical Dictionary Phrase Book published in Moscow in 1993.

Ilia
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3 hrs
Strictly "pressure point massage"


Explanation:
The original name is 'shiatsu', but it is better to use this English word combination, as shiatsu may sound exotic for somebody - though not so much ! - but still requiring some explanation.


    Reference: http://home.clara.net/hands-on/massage.htm
Radian Yazynin
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Want to thank EVERYONE who responded! Having to choose the best was a difficult decision, as they all have their strong points (no pun intended).
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4 hrs
pointillage


Explanation:
The only adequate amd known term. Absolutely!
Tagir

ttagir
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4 hrs
pointillage


Explanation:
Look,eg, in the famous Stedman's Medical Dictionary

ttagir
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9 hrs
shiatsu


Explanation:
Although Collins indicates that it is synonimic with 'acupressure'. 'Pressure point', incidentally, is one of the points on the body above an artery that, when firmly pressed, will control bleeding from the artery at a point farther away from the heart.

diana bb
Lithuania
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2 days 18 hrs
trigger point massage


Explanation:
I was out of town when this request came in. I'm so sorry you chose "pressure point massage." The person who said that pressure points were points above arteries where a medic could press to stop a hemorrhage is correct. Therefore, a massage therapist would not press on those points because he/she would most certainly not want to stop or slow down a patient's circulation. Massage is done on "trigger points," which are areas of muscle tension. When "deep tissue massage" is done on "trigger points," the muscle tension can be relieved quite dramatically. For future reference, I am an experienced medical translator of Russian to English. -Christina Sever, csever@proaxis.com

Christina Sever
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