© COMO Shambhala Estate Spa, Ubud, Bali.

© COMO Shambhala Estate Spa, Ubud, Bali.

Facial massages help to achieve healthy, younger looking skin by slowing down the aging process. Having a facial massage on a regular basis can lead to firmer, more radiant skin by minimizing fine lines and wrinkles, moisturizing, and releasing tension.

Please use gentle movements.

Use light oil (e.g. sweet almond oil, argan oil or rosehip oil) as a lubricator to avoid dragging the skin. Massage along the direction of the muscle fibers and not across for better toning.

  1. Massage the jaw muscles and then the temples in a circular movement and then downwards (1 minute each). This relaxes the face.
  2. Massage forehead, working upwards, with thumbs or fingers over the eyebrows (1 minute).
  3. Massage the sides of the nose downwards with index fingers (30 seconds).
  4. Massage gently around each eye in a circular fashion with your index finger (30 seconds).
  5. Massage the area around the mouth, starting below the nose and circling the mouth to the chin (30 seconds).
  6. Massage downwards over chin area with four fingers (30 seconds).
  7. Massage under the chin with four fingers, starting below the jaw line and going down to the lever the voice box (30 seconds).
  8. Massage the front of the neck from below the ear lobes, using alternate hands, and stroke downwards to the top of the chest (30 seconds).

Et voilà!

© Published with permission of Just Breathe. First published 18 November 2014.

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