One 60-Minute Prenatal, Deep-Tissue, or Swedish Massage at Now and Zen Bodyworks (45% Off)

Now and Zen Bodyworks

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In a Nutshell

Therapists personalize massages to client’s aches; three modalities available

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Appointment required. Appointments subject to availability. Not valid for clients active within 1 year. Limit 1 per person. Must sign a waiver. Merchant's standard 24 hr cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). A valid credit card number is required for all appointments at the time of reservation. Notice is required for all appointments or $10 re booking fee will be charged to your credit card not within 24-hours. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $47 for one 60 min prenatal, deep tissue, or Swedish massage ($85 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

Great massage with Brenda. She knows her business
Ivo H. · February 7, 2017
I enjoyed the prenatal massage. It has been a long time since I've had one! I would recommend this place to others.
Lauren V. · January 10, 2017
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Hi Lauren, I'm pleased that you enjoyed your prenatal massage. Thank you for your recommendation.
Merchant replied · January 24, 2017
Best massage I have had since I moved to Dallas three years ago.
Melissa P. · January 10, 2017
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Hi Melissa, Thank you so much for visiting Now and Zen Bodyworks. I'm so pleased to read that you enjoyed your massage. I hope to see you in the near future. It was a pleasure meeting you. Thank you so much for receiving a massage yesterday. Check out our Facebook page
Merchant replied · January 10, 2017

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