One or Three 60-Minute Swedish or Deep-Tissue Massages with Aroma Oils at Nature and Health LLC (Up to 58% Off)

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Release stress with a Swedish massage or deep-seeded tension with a deep-tissue massage

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment required. May be repurchased every 30 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $55 for one 60-minute Swedish or deep-tissue massage with aroma oils (up to a $100 value)
  • $126 for three 60-minute Swedish or deep-tissue massages with aroma oils (up to a $300 value)

Swedish massage relies largely on a technique known as effleurage. Learn how it zaps stress with Groupon’s peek at this basic stroke.

Effleurage: The Foundation of Relaxation

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 massage!
SaeHee C. · February 1, 2017
Lisa is a strong and knowledgeable masseuse with great intuition about stress, pain and soreness. She has always been on time for my appointments and is a sweet person. I enjoy my time with her and always walk out feeling much better than when I went in.
Don S. · November 27, 2016
Very thorough!
Dr. Keisha H. · November 2, 2016
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    Nature and Health LLC

    243 Church St. NW

    Suite 100A

    Vienna, VA 22180

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