effleurage(redirected from abdominal effleurage)
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(Complementary Medicine) a light stroking technique used in massage
(Complementary Medicine) (intr) to massage using this movement
[C19: from French effleurer to stroke lightly]
A gentle technique used in massage that involves stroking with the palms of the hands.
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|Noun||1.||effleurage - a rhythmic stroking; "effleurage of the abdomen is used in the Lamaze method of childbirth"|
massage - kneading and rubbing parts of the body to increase circulation and promote relaxation