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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.
2907 W Olive Ave
Burbank,
CA
US
You may feel like you're dreaming at WellFit Massage. And it's not just because of the relaxing massage services, which include Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot stone massages as well as specialty foot massages that begin with a warm soak. The studio's communal treatment room throws folks into a whimsical dreamscape with its panoramic mural of a dreamlike nature scene, complete with green fields, mountains, and a unicorn.
1138 East Broadway
Glendale,
CA
US
Kalologie 360 Spa's expert beauty gurus offer a first-class selection of pampering services, earning the franchise a spot on Elle magazine's 2008 list of Top 10 Beauty Boutiques. The staff exfoliates faces with more than 10 varieties of facials and peels, using the boutique's own line of products custom formulated from medical-grade ingredients free of parabens and sulfates. Therapists also treat clients with massage modalities such as Swedish, shiatsu, and deep-tissue, as well as waxing treatments that use specially formulated hard and soft wax for all areas of the body.
12204 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City,
CA
US
As its name implies, Kalologie Spa 360 takes a full-circle approach to aesthetics, offering massages as well as body-care and skincare services. The spa's massage therapists use half a dozen massage modalities to soothe sore muscles. Airbrush spray tans and waxes, which use specially formulated hard or soft wax, leave physiques smooth and golden. In addition, the spa's aestheticians use the Kalologie line of skincare products to administer a host of facials and peels, which clear skin of dirt, bacteria, and glitter left over from your last middle-school dance.
12204 Ventura Blvd
Studio City,
CA
US
The therapists at Massage Salon Soleil maintain a full menu of beauty services for the face and body. They reduce stress and soothe muscles with a variety of massage modalities, including Swedish, deep-tissue, shiatsu, and foot reflexology. To keep faces glowing and smiling, they offer european facials, which help restore radiance to the skin.
355 North La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles,
CA
US
Bangkok Thai Massage is a sanctuary of relaxation. Upon entering, guests walk down the dimly lit hallway to a private treatment room, part the gossamer curtains, and snug into cozy massage beds. In each of the gilded rooms, the therapists set to work, easing tension from muscles with an array of massage modalities. During the signature Thai massage, they call upon their hands, knees, elbows, feet, and telekinetic abilities to deeply relieve pressure and ease limbs into yoga-style stretches. They also soothe aches with the gentle kneads of Swedish massage, and the more intense ministrations of deep-tissue massage.
12436 Ventura Boulevard
Los Angeles,
CA
US
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