tapotement

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tapotement

(təˈpəʊtmənt)
n
(Complementary Medicine) a form of massage consisting of rapid or rhythmic tapping of the body
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Noun1.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
massage - kneading and rubbing parts of the body to increase circulation and promote relaxation