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
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Using unscented massage oil, each area was massaged for 4 minutes using typical Swedish techniques (2-min effleurage, 40-s wringing, 40-s kneading, and 40-s tapotement).
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Some examples of massage techniques include (1) effleurage, (2) kneading, (3) petrissage, (4) friction, (5) tapotement, and (6) vibrations and shaking [63].
Natural therapies to manage chronic stress include various types of massage techniques such as Swedish (for relaxation--effleurage, kneading, tapotement), remedial (e.g.