- ‘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.
- There are five basic terms describing different massage maneuvers, vibration, tapotement, petrissage, effleurage and friction (small range intensive stroking).
- These massages fuse elements of French effleurage, Japanese shiatsu and Chinese acupressure.
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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