Swedish massage effleurage strokes are gliding strokes used to warm muscles for deeper work. Learn proper technique in using effleurage movements in Swedish massage from a massage specialist in this free health video.
Now we're going to move on to the Effleurage strokes. We're going to move the sheet down, expose the lower back and do not break contact while I apply the oil. Effleurage is a gliding stroke, begins the Swedish massage to warm the muscles for deeper work. I like to anchor my hand on the back and slowly move around the side of the body, connecting the whole back. Keeping my shoulders relaxed and my wrists straight. Effleurage is great because it connects you to other parts of the body as well. I can move down the back, up and around the arms. Soft gentle but firm pressure coming around the neck, give a little tug to the occipital ridge, then again, down the sides of the spine, around. Make sure you get the whole sides of the body so they feel connected and comforted. That is Effleurage.