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Various strokes such as, effleurage, petrissage, tapotement and frictions have been developed from Swiss massage.
The technique of infant massage is based on four basic principles, namely: effleurage, petrissage, tapotement, and friction.
This type of massage includes three classical movements to energise and stimulate blood flow: effleurage, a soothing, sweeping stroke; petrissage, basically grabbing hold of a handful of flesh and kneading; and tapotement - tapping, chopping and cupping.