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 (closed fist lightly hitting area), Slapping(use of fingers...
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[n] - massage in which the body is tapped rhythmically with the fingers or with short rapid movements of the sides of the hand
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A massage movement consisting in striking with the side of the hand, usually with partly flexed fingers. ... Synonym: tapping. ... Origin: Fr. Fr. Tapoter, to tap ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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noun 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
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(tah-pōt-maw´) a tapping manipulation in massage.
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(from the article `massage`) ...toward the heart; compression (petrissage), which includes kneading, squeezing, and friction and is useful in stretching scar tissue, muscles, and ...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: tă-pot-mawn[h]′ Definitions: 1. A massage movement consisting in striking with the side of the hand, usually with partly flexed fingers. Synonyms: tapping1
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