One or Three 60-Minute Swedish Massages at MindBodyAwareness (Up to 50% Off)

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Customer Reviews

24 Ratings

Kathryn is very attentive and thorough. Atmosphere is relaxing and the heated pad on the table was a nice touch after coming in From the cold snowy weather. Great mix of light and deep pressure depending on muscle tightness.
Steve N. · December 30, 2015
Kathryn is so great, massage was so relaxing and she took her time
Liz T. · December 28, 2015
Very thoughtful and good massage therapist
Diane A. · December 11, 2015

What You'll Get


Choose Between Two Options

  • $37 for 60-minute Swedish massage ($70 value)
  • $104 for three 60-minute Swedish massages ($210 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.

The Fine Print


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

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