tapotement


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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]
References in periodicals archive ?
To determine which condition was different, simple contrasts were performed revealing the gains in flexibility from pre- to post-massage were greater for the petrissage (3.7% ES = 0.64) and tapotement (3.2% ES = 0.62) compared to the control (1.3% ES = 0.18).
Although not significant (p = 0.34), numerically, the two massage treatments had larger gains in flexibility compared with the control group (petrissage = 2.7% ES = 0.48: moderate, tapotement = 2.4% ES = 0.34: small, control = 1.1% ES = 0.1).
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.
The results of this investigation indicate a moderate magnitude of effect in ankle joint flexibility following the application of either three minutes of petrissage or tapotement (only to the right ankle) massage to the plantar flexors.