tapotement


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

tapotement

 [tah-pōt-maw´] (Fr.)
a tapping manipulation in massage.

ta·pote·ment

(tă-pot-mawn[h]'),
A massage movement consisting in striking with the side of the hand, usually with partly flexed fingers.
Synonym(s): tapping (1)
[Fr. fr. tapoter, to tap]

tapotement

/ta·pote·ment/ (tah-pōt-maw´) [Fr.] a tapping or percussing movement in massage.

tapotement

[täpôtmäN′]
Etymology: Fr, tapoter, to pat
a type of massage in which the body is tapped in a rhythmic manner with the tips of the fingers or the sides of the hands, using short, rapid, repetitive movements. The procedure is often used on the chest wall of patients with bronchitis to help loosen the mucus in the air passages. See also massage.

percussion

Alternative medicine
A massage technique that consists of chopping and drumming by the sides of the hand to “fleshy” tissues (e.g., the back, buttocks and thighs).

tapotement

Percussion, see there.

ta·pote·ment

(tă-pōt'man[h])
A group of massage movements that involve the repetitive, regular, rhythmic striking of the tissue with some part of the hand; includes beating, hacking, cupping, and tapping.
See also: percussion
Synonym(s): tapping (1) .
[Fr. fr. tapoter, to tap]

tapotement (ta·pōˑ·t·mnt),

n massage technique that invigorates tissue by quickly and percussively tapping, cupping, hacking, slapping, or beating. Used most often during maintenance and relaxation massage.

tapotement

a technique used in massage therapy in which gentle percussion is used to stimulate sensory nerves and vasodilate capillaries. Called also cupping.
References in periodicals archive ?
Oil was applied as with the other two interventions, although not normally required for tapotement technique.
The purpose of this study was to determine if petrissage and tapotement forms of massage would influence the flexibility of the plantar flexors and muscle power.
Effect size magnitudes (Cohen, 1988) indicated that both types of massage for the right ankle and petrissage for the left ankle caused moderate changes in ROM while tapotement had a small effect for the left ankle.