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How To: Facial Massage
Anyone who has ever had a facial massage at a spa can testify to the deeply relaxing experience of feeing all your stress and tension being literally rolled away, which is not surprising given the number of nerve endings in your face, not to mention sinuses, lymph nodes etc… Not only can a facial massage help relieve stress and anxiety as well as tension headaches, it also has loads of benefits for your skin too.
Facial massage increases the blood flow to your skin which can help clear out toxins and relieve fluid retention whilst also giving your facial muscles a gentle workout. Some practitioners also claim that it can help your skin to absorb product more easily due to the increased blood flow. Mostly though I just love it because it makes me feel awesome! And it’s perfectly easy to give yourself a facial massage at home too. 🙂
This technique really complements our Organic Night Oil which is not only packed full of incredibly beneficial vitamins and nutrients to restore, replenish and nourish your skin, it is also gently scented with the essential oils of Vetiver, Lavender, and Ylang Ylang, carefully selected to help relax, soothe and calm your mind and body.
To maximise the skin-boosting benefits of our oil and help relax your mind and body, follow the steps below to give yourself your own spa-like facial massage. Use gentle upward, small circular motions.
- Cleanse your face.
- Apply several drops of our Organic Night Time Oil to the palms of your hands and cup over your entire face. Breathe in. Sweep your hands up and over your face.
- Starting with your forehead, place your fingertips in the centre of your forehead, stroke out towards the temples using comfortable, firm pressure. Repeat three times.
- Gently massage your temples in a light circular motion using your first two fingers.
- Move your fingers to your cheekbones by either side of the nose and massage in small circular motions along the cheekbones towards the ears.
- To massage the eye area, place the middle finger on either side of the bridge of the nose and then gently slide the finger up and along the eyebrow (top of the eye socket). Then using the ring finger, starting at the same place, using circular motions very gently massage along the bottom eye socket line up towards the corner of the eye.
- To massage the cheeks, make hands into soft fists, then using the side of your fists with your thumb and forefinger against the side of your nose under your cheekbones and massage in small circular motions towards the ears. Massage your chin in the same way.
- Next, massage the mouth area using your first two fingers starting above the top lip under the nose and massage outwards in small circular motion down to the edge corners of your mouth.
- Then move the fingers under the centre of the lower lip and massage upwards towards the corners of the mouth.
- Finally, to help relieve tension and remove toxins, massage the lymph nodes, located under at the top of the neck, underneath the ears, using quite a firm pressure stroke down following the line of the muscle to the collarbone. Repeat three times on both sides.