beat (in massage)

Discussion in 'English Only' started by ridgemao, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. ridgemao

    ridgemao Senior Member

    Kuala Lumpur
    Chinese - Mandarin
    After a whole day' work, i was tired and my neck hurt, i wanted to relax the muscle on my neck. so i asked someone to hit my neck with his hand. it didn't like a massage because it was not a rubbing movement.

    can i say "beat my neck a little hard"? Does the usage of beat in this sentence have a another meaning that hit my neck seriously or bruised my neck?

    thanks.
     
  2. flyingheart Senior Member

    Urumqi, Xinjiang
    Chinese - Mandarin
    I think it's okay to say beat in this context, but tap may be a better word. You asked him to give you more forceful taps on your neck so it could relax.
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2013
  3. Cagey post mod (English Only / Latin)

    California
    English - US
    I've seen people describe this kind of massage as pummeling. I am not certain, however, whether this is the way masseurs would describe it, since normally pummeling refers to beating someone with the intention of causing pain.
     
  4. flyingheart Senior Member

    Urumqi, Xinjiang
    Chinese - Mandarin
    For your reference:

    Source: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/top-ten-massage-techniques.html#ixzz2P5vBc34b
     

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