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Oil was applied as with the other two interventions, although not normally required for tapotement technique.
The purpose of this study was to determine if petrissage and tapotement forms of massage would influence the flexibility of the plantar flexors and muscle power.
Effect size magnitudes (Cohen, 1988) indicated that both types of massage for the right ankle and petrissage for the left ankle caused moderate changes in ROM while tapotement had a small effect for the left ankle.