Rapid and repeated striking of the body as a technique in massage.
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- There are five basic terms describing different massage maneuvers: vibration, tapotement, petrisage, effleurage and friction (small range intensive stroking).
- In doing tapotement, the hands must not be raised more than an inch from the patient's body.
- To apply tapotement, use the knife-edge side of the hand and keep the wrist loose.
late 19th century: French, from tapoter 'to tap'.
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