effleurage

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effleurage

(ˌɛflɜːˈrɑːʒ)
n
(Complementary Medicine) a light stroking technique used in massage
vb
(Complementary Medicine) (intr) to massage using this movement
[C19: from French effleurer to stroke lightly]

effleurage

A gentle technique used in massage that involves stroking with the palms of the hands.
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Noun1.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
Lamaze method, Lamaze method of childbirth - a method that prepares a mother for natural childbirth; the pregnant woman (in classes and at home) practices (usually with the help of a coach) and learns about the physiology of childbirth and techniques of relaxation, concentration, and breathing