One 60-Minute Specialty Massage at Prayerful Touch Massage (Up to 48% Off).

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In a Nutshell

Treatment engages the therapist & client in prayer before & after the massage, combining Swedish & medical massage techniques.

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Valid only for new clients or those who haven't received services in the past 6 months. Gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $39 for one 60-minute specialty massage ($75 value)

Lila Christine Sanacore, 12121

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

Lila is amazing and really listens to what I need. I love the Christian emphasis.
Julie L. · December 15, 2016
Lila was absolutely wonderful! I couldn't imagine a friendlier more positive person. She was extremely professional and truly has a heart for people and for Jesus. She is very focused on providing a positive experience for everyone who walks through her doors and is a very sweet and caring individual. Fantastic experience and I can't say enough good things about it!
Nicole G. · November 15, 2016
Wonderful experience. Great service!
Roosevelt J. · November 14, 2016
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