How To Give Yourself An Energizing Facial Massage
Give Yourself an Energizing Facial Massage. A facial massage is a great way to de-stress and unwind after a heavy day. This facial massage technique shows you how to perform the massage on yourself which means you can do it in the comfort of your own home at your leisure.
Step 1: Make yourself comfortable
You can do this massage in any setting, but it is more effective when the mind is calm and the body is relaxed. Find a quiet place if possible, either lying down or seated. Take a few deep breathes and if you wear glasses, remove them before starting.
Step 2: Head tapping
Firstly, start by gently tapping the head by drumming your fingertips all around the top of the scalp. This stimulates blood flow and brain cell activity. Carry on doing this for about 1 minute.
Step 3: Forward swipes
Next flatten both hands with your palms facing you and hold them at forehead level. Turn your head from left to right, alternate swiping the forehead with the fingers of the left and right hand. It should be your head that is moving and not your hands. Repeat this about 10 times to each side.
Step 4: Circle the eyes
With the hands still at eye level, now make loose fists while placing the thumbs on the cheekbones.
Starting at the bridge of the nose, firmly draw the knuckles of the index fingers in an arc across the eyebrows and down the outside of the eye.
Then once again starting from the bridge of the nose, this time draw the knuckles in an arc beneath the eyes on the crest of the cheekbones. Repeat this cycle approximately 10 times.
Step 5: Palming the cheeks
Once again open the hands and place the palms over the cheekbones.
Firmly draw the palms down towards the mouth, then continue along the bottom edge of the jawbone.
Follow the line of the jaw upwards, to just in front of the ears, then in along the cheekbones completing a cycle.
Repeat this cycle 10 times.
Step 6: Mouth swipes
Now turn the hands with fingertips pointing towards each other and the palms towards you as in the forehead swipes, but this time at mouth level.
Again, move the head side to side, swiping the mouth and lips with your fingertips. Remember it is the head that turns while the hands remain still. Repeat 10 times to each side
Step 7: Throat pull
Lowering the hands to neck level, we will now extend the thumbs and curve the fingers slightly.
Using very light pressure place one hand on the throat, and pull directly forward while closing the thumb and forefinger so that you tug gently at the skin as your hand slides off. This should not be painful or uncomfortable.
As the first hand slides off, the other hand is rising to repeat the process. With practice, you can achieve a steady rhythm.
Repeat with both hands 10 times.
Step 8: Ear massage
To begin, we are going to make "Spock" hands, that is, with your little finger and ring finger together and middle and index finger together.
Place the hands on the side of the head with the ears between the fingers and massage up and down.
Repeat this 10 times.
Now we will massage the ears. Starting at the tops, rub the ear firmly between thumb and the first two fingers. Continue down to the lobe covering the entire ear.
To finish give the earlobe a firm tug, then the middle of the ear, and finally the top.
Repeat this 3 times.
And that's how to give yourself an energizing facial massage the VideoJug way!
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