One 60- or 90-Minute Swedish Massage at Model Call Salon (Up to 54% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Massage therapist Mary Piazza creates relaxation while ridding bodies of stress and pain during Swedish massages

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Valid with Mary Piazza only. New customers only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $39 for one 60-minute Swedish massage ($85 value)
  • $56 for one 90-minute Swedish massage ($120 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

Mary is a fantastic technician! She uses a combination of sports and Swedish massage helping to move the QI along. She is particularly good if you have an injury or require additional healing on some part of your body. I strongly recommend her!
Rebecca L. · July 13, 2017
Mary was magical as a masseuse! She read my body like a book, then made adjustments that caused me to glow afterwards. She ended with reflexology, sealing the deal as a new customer! Thank you and I look forward to our next session!
Denise M. · June 25, 2017
Great massage from Mary! I would definitely recommend her and look forward to my next session.
Mary Ann A. · February 12, 2017

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