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A form of massage involving a circular stroking movement made with the palm of the hand.
- ‘There are five basic terms describing different massage maneuvers, vibration, tapotement, petrissage, effleurage and friction (small range intensive stroking).’
- ‘‘Facials are very relaxing as they involve stroking movements and effleurage and the massage goes around the shoulders and the back or the neck,’ she said.’
- ‘Students were provided with oil, instructed in effleurage and percussion, which they then performed on their partner.’
- ‘Deep effleurage and cross-friction techniques are of particular use for the reduction of nodules.’
- ‘These massages fuse elements of French effleurage, Japanese shiatsu and Chinese acupressure.’
Massage with a circular stroking movement.‘effleurage the shoulders and press gently’
- ‘Approximately 20-30 min can be spent effleuraging the posterior side of the body and 10-15 min effleuraging the front of the legs and the arms.’
- ‘Oil your hands and effleurage the whole leg.’
Late 19th century: from French, from effleurer skim the surface, stroke lightly literally remove the flower or “outer beauty” of (something).
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