Begins with long slow strokes over the body, called effleurage. This induces an immediate sense of well-being & relaxation.
It has a sedative action & is particularly beneficial for soothing the nerves. Stress & strain are relieved & tension begins to dissipate.
Friction is useful for breaking down the knots & nodules that build up in the tissues & eliminating any waste products that may have accumulated. It is very effective in breaking down adhesion’s in scar tissue & increasing blood flow to an area.