50% Off 60-Minute Swedish Massage from Almost Heaven & Blends Massage


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Licenced massage therapist includes foot scrub and aroma therapy

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Must be 18 or older. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. 24 hour cancellation notice required. Valid only for in-store services. Must use promotional value in one visit. Important Patient Disclosure: Massage Therapist Name and State License number: Shanese Robinson MA:58074. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $35 for 60-Minute Swedish Massage ($70 value)

Shanese Robinson: MA58074

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.

Customer Reviews

Shanese has done a great job. I highly recommend her.
Diane B. · December 19, 2016
Shanese was absolutely wonderful!!
Dawn G. · July 23, 2016
It was a last minute massage so I had little expections. Well was I wrong Shanese was fantastic and very professional. The place was clean with a warm relaxing atmosphere. I highly recommend and definitely will be back with or without Groupon. Well worth it! Thanks Shanese!
Peggy C. · January 30, 2016
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Thank you for the wonderful response! I'm looking forward to having you as a returning guest. I appreciate all of your comments, they mean the world to me. Thank you! :-)
Merchant replied · January 31, 2016

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