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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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As a result of increased blood flow, the tapotement (tapping) techniques normally used in many massage styles would be contraindicated for the pregnant woman.
There are medical schools and university libraries, physiotherapy departments and clinics whose shelves are bulging with massage books; each with their own take on the tried-and-trusted methods of effluerage, pettrisage, tapotement and frictions.
The purpose of this study was to determine if three minutes of petrissage and tapotement forms of massage would influence plantar flexors' flexibility, and muscle power.
Two licensed massage therapists conducted one hour standard full body Swedish massage treatments using pretrissage, effleurage and tapotement techniques.
Tapotement strikes a part of the body with the sides of the hands rapidly, while friction uses firm, circular movements that penetrate deep into the skin with more force (Field, 1998a, 1998b).