Step by Step Face Hand Massage
Aromatherapy Massage for the Face and Hands
Here are some simple massage techniques using essential oil-base oil blends for you to start with. This simple facial massage will have a soothing, calming or uplifting effect on you. This depends on the type of aromatherapy oil, oil blends and combinations you use as well as the time of the day or night you choose to have the massage therapy.
Aromatherapy Facial Massage Step by Step
- Lubricate your index fingers with a small amount of your massage oil blend.
- Slide both the index fingers across your forehead in opposite directions, starting from the center of your forehead.
- Stroke the contours of your face beginning from the center outwards
- Then, stroke your index fingers below your eyes, along the cheek bones covering your nose and your lips.
- Move the top part of your fingers firmly along the chin and jaw. These are called ‘chopping movements’. Your fingers should be flat facing as though you are playing the piano or tapping your desk.
- Use the back of your fingers for “flat tapping” under the jaw line.
- This is a 30 second facial massage which is really simple massage to refresh and invigorate you. You can do it anywhere at home, at your workplace or just about anywhere if you are okay with people watching you.
- Take care not to get the oils in your eyes or mouth. These oils could be risky and they don’t taste nice.
- You can repeat this massage every hour. Just a few times everyday can work wonders to relax and freshen you up.
Aromatherapy Hand Massage Step by Step
- Lubricate your index fingers with a small amount of your massage oil blend, just as you do for the facial massage.
- Begin massaging from your wrist and move towards your fingers.
- Slide over the contours of each hand in stroking movements.
- Slowly and very gently stretch your fingers one at a time from your little fingers to your thumb. Follow this massage technique for both hands.
- Rub your fingers from the knuckle towards the nail upwards.
- Press lightly on your finger joints both at the front and the back.
- Add a little pressure on your palm with the thumb in circular movements.
- These massage techniques are particularly very useful for those who spends hours working on the computer; either at home or office.