One or Three Body Scrubs and Massages or Body Wraps and Massages at Origins Massage Spa (Up to 53% Off)

Woodlake - Briar Meadow

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In a Nutshell

Massage boutique treats clients to relaxing Swedish massages, luxurious body scrubs, and detoxifying body wraps using food-based products

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment required. 24-hr cancellation notice required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Four Options

  • $49 for one body scrub and 30-minute Swedish massage ($100 value)
  • $140 for three body scrubs and 30-minute Swedish massages ($300 value)
  • $49 for one Perfect Skin body wrap and 30-minute Swedish massage ($100 value)
  • $140 for three Perfect Skin body wraps and 30-minute Swedish massages ($300 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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83% of 24 customers

  • “Nice atmosphere -after you complete way more paperwork than should be necessary.”

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    Woodlake - Briar Meadow

    11902 S. Gessner Road

    Suite 22

    Houston, Texas 77071

    281-704-0801

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