Massage and Facial or Winter Wonderland Package at Joy Wilkins Massage Therapy (Up to 53% Off)

San Luis Obispo

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In a Nutshell

Winter package w/ custom upper-body massage, organic back scrub, facial masque, massage; custom upper-body massage & anti-aging aloe facial

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Younger than 18 must be accompanied by guardian. Appointment required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. 24-hour cancellation notice required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $80 for a 60-minute Winter Wonderland retreat package with neck and shoulder massage, organic back scrub, facial mask, and facial massage ($150 value)
  • $45 for a 45-minute custom upper-body massage and anti-aging aloe facial ($95 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

Joy was professional, kind, and provided such a welcoming environment. My massage and facial were a delight and I left feeling refreshed and would gladly return for a future massage.
Teri S. · January 31, 2017
joy is appropriately named. She is a pleasure to meet , has great energy and magic hands. She is awesome! Highly recommend!
Laurie S. · January 30, 2017
She is very nice, very friendly and professional.
Katalin S. · December 19, 2016
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