One, Two, or Three One-Hour Massages at Ideal Massage and Wellness (Up to 62% Off)

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Sweden is the only country to have a massage style named after it, since most nations have not yet repealed their laws against relaxing. Exercise your right to unwind with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $29 for one 60-minute massage ($70 value)
  • $59 for two 60-minute massages ($140 value)
  • $79 for three 60-minute massages ($210 value)

Effleurage: The Foundation of Relaxation

Swedish massage relies largely on a technique known as effleurage. Learn how it zaps stress with Groupon's peek at this basic stroke.

Effleurage is the glue that holds a Swedish massage together. Its smooth, gliding strokes may not deliver much pressure—the word itself is taken from a French verb that means "to touch lightly"—but the technique simultaneously soothes the nerves, boosts circulation, and allows the massage therapist to identify problem zones that need extra attention. Because effleurage doubles as an assessment tool, many therapists begin each massage with it, usually by gliding their open palms lightly across the body to feel for tense spots and potholes while acclimating the client to their touch. This form of effleurage is known as "superficial," and it serves a soothing prelude, epilogue, and transitional movement between deeper, more focused kneading.

A slightly more forceful style of effleurage is known as "deep effleurage." This form still uses gliding strokes, only with more pressure, as the therapist aims to stretch out the muscle tissue and the web of connective tissue that covers it. Therapists will generally direct the first part of their deep-effleurage stroke towards the heart, finishing with a lighter return stroke away from it. Not only does this warm up tissues for deeper muscle work, but it can also speed up the movement of blood and lymph fluid. This boost in circulation can help drain fluid from injured areas, reducing painful pressure while also releasing endorphins that further relax the entire body.

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    Norwalk, Connecticut 06851

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In a Nutshell

Massage therapist enhances gentle, relaxing Swedish strokes with oils or lotions, improving circulation and relieving aches and pains

The Fine Print

Expires 180 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Appointment required. Subject to availability. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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