Kneading is probably the best known procedure of massage, as familiar as kneading dough. In all its varieties, kneading essentially consists of alternating and intermittent compression and squeezing of the tissue, either by grasping it or compressing it against underlying bony surfaces.
Percussion consists of blows to the tissue using the hands or fingers with varying degrees of technique and force. The movement is always elastic, "from the wrist", which penetrated effects deeply without bruising superficial structures. As a rule, the hand should strike the body transversely across the muscle's fibers.