One or Three Swedish or Deep-Tissue Massages from Wendy Hufton Smith LMBT NC #14139 (Up to 53% Off)

Wendy Hufton Smith

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In a Nutshell

Gliding Swedish strokes aim to ease tension and boost circulation, or more intense deep-tissue techniques target buried muscle knots

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Younger than 18 must be accompanied by guardian. Not valid with insurance. Appointment required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Four Options

  • $22 for one 60-minute Swedish massage ($45 value)
  • $27 for one 60-minute deep-tissue massage ($55 value)
  • $64 for three 60-minute Swedish massages ($135 value)
  • $79 for three 60-minute deep-tissue massages ($165 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

I've used Wendy quite a bit since my first Groupon and she does an amazing job!
Matthew J. · June 24, 2017
i enjoyed the deep tissue massage , wendy done a good job, i would recommend
Julie H. · January 20, 2015
Great Massage!
Matthew J. · January 15, 2015

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