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English definition of “effleurage”

effleurage

noun [U] uk   /ˌef.ləˈrɑːʒ/ us    /ˌef.ləˈrɑːʒ/ specialized
the use of gentle, circular hand movements in massage (= rubbing or pressing someone's body to relax them or reduce pain)Physiotherapy, massage and osteopathy
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