Massage Trinity Park
Massage Trinity Park, Cairns, QLD, Australia.
Massage Trinity Park offers a broad range of treatments – deep tissue, remedial, hot stone, relaxation, thai massage styles to name a few. We are highly experienced and have worked on cruise ships around the world at an elite level…so we know how to provide a great massage with lasting results!
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The word ‘effleurage’ is derived from the French effleurer which means to touch or stroke lightly. Effleurage is exactly this – the stroking movement of massage. It is performed at the very beginning of a massage and serves initially to distribute the massage oil. Stroking is the first contaft with the massage client and it enables him or her to become relaxed and accustomed to your touch. It is through soothing effleurage that a sense of trust and rapport is established between you and the receiver. Effleurage gives you the opportunity to ‘sense’ any problem areas. Stroking may be performed between techniques since it provides a link from one movement to the next. Effleurage gives you the opportunity to ‘sense’ any problem areas. Stroking may be performed between techniques since it provides a link from one movement to the next. Effluerage prepares the body for deeper movements and at the end of a massage helps to drain away any toxins that have been released by the deeper techniques.
What are the therapeutic effects?
Effleurage accustoms the receiver to your touch and enables you to spread the massage oil.
If performed slowly it soothes the nerves, deeply relaxing the receiver. Effleurage is invaluable for anxiety, tension, anger and irritability. Stroking techniques can relieve insomnia and other stress-related disorders such as headaches.
Effleurage warms up the tissue bringing fresh blood to the area and improving the circulation.
Stroking encourages the flow of lymph relieving congestion and flushing away any toxins.
The nutrition of the skin is improved since effleurage helps to desquamate (remove dead skin cells) encouraging new cell growth and hence fresh, glowing skin.
When performed quickly effleurage stimulates the nervous system making one feel energised and revitalised.
Stroking helps to release tension from the muscles as it gently loosens the adhered fibres.
Effluerage enables you to detect any areas that may feel tighter, tenser and harder than others.
How to do it.
Effleurage is performed with the palms of either one or both hands when working over a large area. The pads of the fingers or thumbs may be employed if a small area such as the wrist is to be treated. Stoking is always smooth and rhythmic rather than abrupt and jerky. The hands stay very relaxed and mould to the contours of the body. As much of the hands as possible should remain in contact with the body, with the pressure focused through the heels of the palms rather than the fingers. The hands stay in contact witht the body at all times so that there is no break in the massage.
Pressure is usually applied towards the heart or in the direction of the underlying muscles fibres. In other words up the back, up the arms and legs and down the neck and shoulders. The pressure is applied on the upward stroke and the hands retun to their starting point with no pressure whatsoever. Sometimes effleurage may be performed in a centripetal direction – ie: in a circle moving towards the centre. You should use your whole body not just your hands to perform effleurage or indeed any other massage technique.
If you wish to apply deeper pressure simply place one hand on top of the other. You are using a smaller area of contact to achieve a deeper stroke. To work even more deeply into the tissues a smaller contact point such as the pads of the thumb or fingers may be used.
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