Swedish or Deep Tissue Massage from Altruist Massage Therapy (Up to 53% Off)

Altruist Massage Therapy

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Loren C. · 19 reviews TOP REVIEWER
Reviewed September 28, 2015
Good message and very helpful

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Ruth C. ·
Reviewed July 11, 2015
Emely was great! I had never had a massage before, I was a bit nervous! Most advertisements are thin pretty people on the table not middle aged Grammys. She had me relaxed in no time. I am looking forward to my next massage!

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Rick C. · 5 reviews TOP REVIEWER
Reviewed June 26, 2015
See Kayla in Providence, did a great job

What You'll Get


Choose Between Two Options

  • $37 for 60-minute Swedish or deep-tissue massage ($75 value)
  • $40 for 60-minute Swedish massage with a choice of one add-on ($85 value)

Available add-ons are an extra 10 minutes of massage or aromatherapy.

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.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. 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. Add on options: Hot Stone, Aromatherapy, Reflexology. Online appointment required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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