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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]

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]