Swedish Massage, Facial, and Optional Mask at Ms. Curt's Massage (63% Off)

Ridgewood

118 Ratings

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In a Nutshell

Gliding strokes aim to ease tension and boost circulation, facial cleanses skin, and can be augmented with a mask or detoxifying body wrap

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. New customers only. Not valid for pregnant women. 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. Must sign waiver. Younger than 17 must have guardian-signed waiver. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Valid only for option purchased. Street parking only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $69 for a 60-minute Swedish massage, facial, and mask ($185 value)
  • $137 for One Swedish Massage & One facial with mask for two people ($370 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

118 Ratings

This was one of the best massages I have ever had!
Nicole R. · November 20, 2015
She does a lot of scalp massaging
Frances B. · October 9, 2015
Super nice and beautiful place
Kristina K. · October 2, 2015
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    Ridgewood

    3 North Maple Avenue

    Suite 2 (Second Floor)

    Ridgewood, NJ 07450

    +12018570859

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