What is European Massage.

Traditional European massage includes methods based on conventional Western concepts of anatomy and physiology and soft tissue manipulation. There are five basic kinds of soft tissue manipulation techniques: effleurage (long, flowing or gliding strokes, usually toward the heart, tracing the outer contours of the body); petrissage (strokes that lift, roll, or knead the tissue); friction (circular strokes); vibration; and tapotement (percussion or tapping).
Traditional European massage was brought to the United States by Charles and George Taylor, who studied the techniques in Sweden an then introduced America to Swedish massage in the 1850s.

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