Effleurage Massage

This comes from the French word, effleuer, meaning “to touch lightly.” In a massage session, this is typically the opening massage technique to relax and warm up the muscles. Therapists refer to it as the gliding stroke.

Effleurage is done with soothing, often circular strokes over the skin. To improve the experience, try varying the rhythm or speed of the massager. Slow strokes are relaxing; faster strokes are more stimulating.

Based on the origin of the word, effleurage is meant to be a light massage, but you can also try different pressures. Light pressure stimulates the skin; stronger pressure improves circulation. A combination of light and more intense pressure creates a soothing, pain-relieving massage.

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