Posted by John W. Johnson on April 02, 2014
Percussive massage is also known as tapotement, a derivative of the French verb tapoter which means “to tap or pat”. This is an accurate description of this form of massage as it involves a vigorous “tapping” motion that is able to penetrate deeply into the different layers of muscle.
If you tend to carry a lot of tension in your back and shoulders, this is the perfect form of massage for you. The pulsations from this type of massage effectively work out knots and tight muscles. It is most effective on the fleshy parts of your body.
You will find that after a percussive treatment your circulation has improved and your skin and muscle reflexes have been stimulated. This type of massage is best known for its use with athletes and as part of a traditional Swedish massage.
You can get the benefits of a deep percussive massage in the comfort of your own home.