One or Three Massages with Aromatherapy and Hot Towels from Roy Eakins at Russ & Company Salon (Up to 67% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Licensed massage therapist pairs a choice of one-hour massage with soothing aromatherapy and a hot-towel treatment

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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 a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Not valid for Hot Stone Massage. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $39 for one 60-minute massage of choice, with aromatherapy and hot towels ($100 value)
  • $99 for three 60-minute massages of choice, each with aromatherapy and hot towels ($300 value)
  • Choose from Sports massage, swedish massage, cyclists massage, golfer’s relief massage, deep-tissue massage, or relief massage

Roy W Eakins, MT100900

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

22 Ratings

Excellent experience
Felix A. · December 10, 2015
It is evident Roy has serious experience.
Pamela T. · September 25, 2015
Roy is an amazing masseuse. He's a real professional who knows what he's doing and understands an athletes body and what it needs!
Jenna F. · September 5, 2015
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