Definitions for tapotement
massage in which the body is tapped rhythmically with the fingers or with short rapid movements of the sides of the hand; used to loosen mucus on the chest walls of patients with bronchitis
A form of massage involving hitting the body with various parts of one's hand.
Origin: From tapoter
Tapotement is a specific technique used in Swedish massage. It is a rhythmic percussion, most frequently administered with the edge of the hand, a cupped hand or the tips of the fingers. There are five types of tapotement including Beating, Slapping, Hacking, Tapping and Cupping. It is primarily used to "wake up" the nervous system and also as a stimulating stroke and can release lymphatic build up in the back and gently tap the shoulder of the client. Tapotement is a more stimulating movement in which the fingers, sides or palms of the hands produce light tapping or gentle slapping movements. The name of the stroke is taken from the French word "Tapoter", meaning to tap or to drum.
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