Wake up facial massage
Just like your body benefits from a 2-hour rubdown after a long work week, your face benefits tremendously from a massage. We’re not suggesting you give yourself a 2-hour facial massage every morning but just 3-4 minutes can have remarkable effects on the glow, puffiness, clarity and overall aging process of your face. If you suffer from acne, signs of aging or experience swollen eyes when you wake up in the morning – this daily practice is for you. Each step of the massage detailed below focuses on specific areas of the face to provide different benefits, from relieving acne and wrinkles to preventing teeth grinding etc. Below are just a few of the most noteworthy benefits of integrating a self facial massage to your daily routine.
BENEFITS OF A SELF FACIAL MASSAGE
It depuffs a morning face & under-eyes by draining the lymph (read: Self-body massage with oil).
It purifies, nourishes, and tones the skin on a deep cellular level.
It brings oxygen to the area increasing collagen production and natural glowing complexion.
It minimizes breakouts. The lymphatic system is responsible for carrying white blood cells throughout the body, clearing away toxins so that stimulating the movement of lymph fluid with massage will support the skin’s natural cleansing processes and clear out acne.
It relaxes the look of fine lines.
It offers relief from allergies, sinus congestion and headaches from congestion.
It relaxes muscle tension such as TMJ (pain in the temporomandibular joint - jaw joint & surrounding muscles).
HOW TO SELF FACIAL MASSAGE
Try this on both days of a weekend so come Monday, you’ve got the hang of things and can implement it in your routine quick and easy.
You will want to apply gentle pressure, you don’t want to push too hard to avoid crushing your lymphatic vessels. The only pressure you really need is enough to gently move the skin. In the steps below, we guide you towards applying pressure at strategic locations where lymph nodes & marma are… Marma points are sites where flesh, veins, arteries, tendons, bones and joints meet up. Massaging these energy pathways also helps to tone your facial muscles and helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines. It is incredibly calming and relaxing.
NOTE FOR FIRST TIMERS
When you do this facial massage, you will feel the fluids moving, a slight tickle in the back of your throat or even mucus that you’ll want to spit out or blow in a tissue. You can experience teary eyes – all of these reactions are normal, that’s the lymphatic system draining its excess fluids and toxins.