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- noun Gentle superficial rubbing (of a patient) with the palm of the hand.
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- noun massage A form of
massageinvolving smooth strokesof the skin with one's hands.
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- noun a rhythmic stroking
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All scrubs are followed by an effleurage massage to maximize relaxation.
Starting at the lower back effleurage oil using both hands.
Uncover the lower leg, then effleurage the whole leg from foot to groin.
Bring the arm back down to the side then effleurage the whole area from hand to shoulder four or five times.
Finish with some effleurage movements as you began.
“This is called an effleurage stroke,” he said as he repeated the motion.
Captivated by the Tycoon dePalo, Anna 2007
For the first few days it is therefore necessary to fix the joint with a bandage, which must be removed daily, when the joint is given a light effleurage and some passive movements to avoid stiffness.
First, a gentle rubbing (effleurage, friction douce).
The treatment of the arms is concluded with upward stroking (_effleurage_), as with the leg.
Fat and Blood An Essay on the Treatment of Certain Forms of Neurasthenia and Hysteria John K. [Editor] Mitchell 1871
i was slowly returning to full consciousness and amusing myself by gently flapping my toes in the water in an effleurage motion when i heard raised voices from the hallway. i took a deep breath and thought about trying to hide by sinking under the surface of the water, but figured it probably wouldnt do very well as camouflage.
bilby commented on the word effleurage
Like, uhh, your pet antechinus.
September 2, 2008