Learning how to massage is a relatively simple feat. This page shows you how a massage of the face and head is done using facial acupressure points.
A full body massage certainly can relieve tension and stress and work miracles, but sometimes you don't have time for a full body massage. So on the days that you just really need some relaxation, opt for a good old-fashioned, stress reducing, face and head massage.
If you have never tried it before you will learn how great taking this little bit of time can make you feel. If you have tried it before, you already know the power of this massage.
Here are four great reasons you need one.
You can't really give yourself a face and head massage - although stimulating the acupressure points yourself for a little self-massage definitely works well.
By learning how to massage, you can help a friend, then you can guide them through the steps to help you.
Learning how to massage with acupressure points is an age old art. Several of the body's twelve meridians - as well as the acupressure points on those meridians, run up the neck and over the face.
These points can be stimulated in a variety of ways. The main ways of stimulating these points on the face and head are:
If you have time you can massage the acupressure points for up to one minute, but 5 to 10 seconds on each point will work well.
While doing a face and head massage, keep the pressure gentle enough to relax the person, but also firm enough to unblock the energy.
Follow these seven easy steps for a beautiful massage.
Place your fingers on the temples. Press and release with your thumbs as you press five points at 1-inch intervals from the forehead to the crown of the head.
Next, with your fingers on the temples, rotate your fingers in a counter-clockwise circular motion, being careful not to press hard. Continue this motion across the entire forehead and back.
Move down the side of the face,this time use a small clockwise circular motion, following the cheek bone. Use circular pressure on the points under the cheek bones which are directly under the pupil.
Continue down the side of the face to the jaw - spending time on the hinge of the jaw which is just below the ear. Complete the massage around the entire jaw on the underside of the chin.
Using your thumb and forefinger pinch the entire length of your eyebrow, pausing a moment to put gentle pressure on the points at the inside dimple of the eyebrow.
Now going to the outside of the eyebrow press the points at the end of the bony ridge of each eyebrow.
Now place your hand around the chin and with the other thumb press the point in the center of the chin. Use a clockwise circular motion to do this.
There is also a point in the center of the upper lip. The massage of this area releases emotional tension that can build up around your mouth. Use one finger to stimulate this point in a clockwise circular motion.
Now use a circular motion to massage the occipital hollows at the base of the neck with the fingers of both hands.
And you are finished. You now know how to massage! You should feel amazing. As we build up tension and excess energy in our face and head, a massage of that area can be the most soothing part of any massage.
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein
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