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  • n  a rhythmic stroking
    effleurage of the abdomen is used in the Lamaze method of childbirth

  • He schooled his patients in effleurage, a simple massage of the lower abdomen that serves to lessen muscular tension during contractions.
  • Scientific masseurs have a broad repertory of tricks up their sleevesfrom gentle effleurage (stroking) to kneading and tapotement (percussion), which includes hacking, slapping .
  • At Prentice Women's Hospital, in Chicago, twelve couples are learning a procedure called effleurage, part of the Lamaze method of "prepared" child delivery.

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