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    Press legs, hands and head.

    "We press the head, legs and hands of old people whenever they feel pain in their head, legs or hands. Like when they ask us to press their legs because they are in pain, what do we call it"?

    Have I used the correct wording here?
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    #2

    Re: Press legs, hands and head.

    Click on Edit Post and capitalise the first letter of your post.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Press legs, hands and head.

    How about put pressure on instead of press?

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    #4

    Re: Press legs, hands and head.

    That sounds a bit less painful to me.

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    #5

    Re: Press legs, hands and head.

    Sorry, I don't know why the first letter got decapatalized?

    "Old people ask to put pressure on their legs/hands/head whenever they feel pain in these body parts of theirs or we put pressure on their hurting body parts with our hands".

    Just out of curiosity I would like to know whether this happens in UK and US also?

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    #6

    Re: Press legs, hands and head.

    Not with the elderly people I know.

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    #7

    Re: Press legs, hands and head.

    Old people ask to put pressure on their legs
    I would say something like Older people ask to have pressure applied to their legs. I agree with Piscean- I haven't come across this. You could also say something like some/a lot of older people.

    In the UK nowadays, many prefer older people as a term to old people.

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    #8

    Re: Press legs, hands and head.

    Tufguy, would you perchance be referring to acupressure, shiatsu, or similar manipulative and/or massage techniques?

    I'll sometimes visit a chiropractor to get relief from back, neck, or headaches. Depending upon the techniques they studied, they'll some times press, pull, stretch, or even punch (using an special tool) various parts of your body to help with pain and other ailments.
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    Re: Press legs, hands and head.

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    Tufguy, would you perchance be referring to acupressure, shiatsu, or similar manipulative and/or massage techniques?

    I'll sometimes visit a chiropractor to get relief from back, neck, or headaches. Depending upon the techniques they studied, they'll some times press, pull, stretch, or even punch (using an special tool) various parts of your body to help with pain and other ailments.
    No, actually it is a way to respect the older people in our country like how we touch their feet to get blessings from them. It is obvious that they are not at ease in this phase of life I mean older people do face health problems so we just do it whether they ask for it or not to get blessings from them.

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    #10

    Re: Press legs, hands and head.

    Now that we have the full story, I'm inclined to say that "press" and "put pressure on" are probably inappropriate here. From tufguy's description, it sounds like people simple touch​ older people. However, the explanation in post #9 makes no mention of those older people being in pain when this happens, whereas pain seemed to be an important aspect of post #1.
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