One or Three 60- or 90-Minute Custom Massages at Elle Massage (Up to 49% Off)

Secret of Youth Wellness and Spa

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In a Nutshell

Massage therapist soothes tension with choice of deep-tissue, Swedish, prenatal, or sports massage

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 90 days. 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. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Four Options

  • $49 for one 60-minute custom massage ($90 value)
  • $139 for three 60-minute custom massages ($270 value)
  • $67 for one 90-minute custom massage ($115 value)
  • $179 for three 90-minute custom massages ($345 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.

Customer Reviews

Great experience! Aida was wonderful
Sajjada S. · January 23, 2017
Best first spa experience! Can't wait to share with the ladies in my family.
Allison L. · December 22, 2016
Amazing. Truly both relaxing and therapeutic. I can't wait to go back.
Sharrianna R. · November 3, 2016
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    Secret of Youth Wellness and Spa

    1105 S Mays Street

    Suite 200

    Round Rock, TX 78664

    +15125453177

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