Tapping is a light percussion (also
known as tapotement)
The tapping movement is much lighter than the other percussion
movements (such as cupping, hacking, pounding, plucking etc..)
and need not be performed at the same rate / speed.
The therapist's hands are poised over the area to be worked on while loose
The tips of the fingers are then used to gently tap the
area. Tapping is usually gentle but with sufficient intensity
to produce a slightly hollow sound on contact with the client.
should be kept light and different finges may be used.
As with other tapotement techniques, tapping is usually
only performed for relatively short periods of time before moving on
the the next movement in the sequence.
Tapping is often appropriate for small areas
of the body, and even delicate areas such as the head and face - because
this is a very light percussion movement.
It is often used in Indian Head
in doubt about the safety of a movement don't perform it - seek advice from
a tutor or medical professional.