60- or 90-Minute Swedish Massage, Hot Towel, Aromatherapy & Reflexology at Ashley M. Sweet LMT (Up to 54% Off).

East Avenue

18 Ratings

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In a Nutshell

Relaxing Swedish massage with aromatherapy, hot towel treatment, and a soothing foot reflexology massage melts tension and stress

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. 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. Limit 1 per visit. 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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  • $55 for a 60-minute Swedish massage with hot towel, aromatherapy, and reflexology ($110 value)
  • $65 for a 90-minute Swedish massage with hot towel, aromatherapy, and reflexology

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

18 Ratings

Don't plan on doing anything too mentally or physically challenging after. Just enjoy the wonderful deep relaxation Ashley provides.
Tricia P. · May 19, 2015
Great Therapist. One of the areas best!
A.B. R. · March 16, 2015
Fantastic atmosphere and a wonderful person. Enjoyed the massage and will be going back!
William H. · March 10, 2015
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