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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.