This special massage uses stroking techniques, applied in a special technique to the skin using a brush of half bristles. This action helps increase the blood circulation in the skin and removes from upper skin layer the dead cells. This leaves the skin surface smooth and receptive for other treatments. It is therefore often used as a preparation treatment for some packs (See Further relaxation treatments: Aphrodite Pack). Owing also to its effect as a metabolism stimulator is can be used as part of a detoxification or anti-cellulite treatment.