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Words of Wellness / Types Of Massage-Effluerage

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Joanna Dunn Feb 18, 2014 Types Of Massage-Effluerage

Effluerage originates around 1885-90 from the French word, effleur, meaning “to stroke as one would a flower” (i.e., lightly). In massage, this is the opening massage technique and it is used to relax and warm up the muscles by using a gliding stroke.

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