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Giving a Nurturing Face Massage is something EVERYONE can easily learn.
(View both the written & video outline below for guidance & direction.)
Think of what you would enjoy when giving a face massage – and TRADE with a friend, or family member for a really amazing Connection and Deep, Profound, Quality (Healing) Time – Emotionally, Spiritually and Physically!!!
Essential Facial Massage Treatment Outline
The Oils for this Massage
Use Fractionated Coconut oil for the “glide”
Add anywhere between 2—5 different Essential Oils during the Massage for the recipient to experience a Deep Relaxation—and addressing their Primary Needs. Look at the Symphony of the Cells Charts for inspiration. Generally—use the calming floral oil’s, mood blends, and woods ON the Face. Use the Muscle—lymphatic—skeletal—respiratory oils on neck and décolletage. Let your intuition lead you!!!!
ESSENTIAL OIL CHOICES… Ask your recipients primary wellness goals / struggles & Concerns. Be intuitive, Let the SKY be the limit!! Use wisdom with hot oils, as well as be aware what the weather is like. Citrus EO’s are awesome—just advise recipient careful not to sunbathe after!
Some Suggestions: *Lavender—Peace—Console *Frankincense—Ylang Ylang *Serenity—Balance *Clary Sage – Arborvitae – Geranium *Geranium—Lavender *Easy Air – Eucalyptus – Lemon (careful with eyes & Sunshine) *Citrus Bliss—Cheer (sun warning) *Elevation—Clary Calm *Rosemary – Wild Orange – peppermint
First, Apply Toner to Cleanse Away Impurities
Apply Toner with a Cotton pad to cleanse skin and prepare it for the wonderful Aromas. If time allows—and space is appropriate, do a natural scrub first. Wash off, and then use toner for a nicely glowing skin!
Apply the First (Face) EO to cheekbones, jawline & forehead, avoiding getting too close to the eyes. This EO should be mild and NEAT… like Lavender or Balance. If your choice is a more potent—add FCO, mix and apply.
Pour 5-15 drops of FCO into your cupped palm—and rub hands together, if any time “glide” is too dry—reapply FCO same way.
Start with Efflorage over the whole Face:
*From chin— upward to temples *From cheek bones—rounded upward to temples *From center forehead—outward to temples *From chin—downward on the neck & throat toward collarbones *From Shoulders (Trapezius)—around & behind & upwards on the neck *From chin—rounded behind ears to meet at crown point *Oricular massage to the ears
Next—Go a bit Deeper…
*Finger Pressure Friction-Drag-Action from ROOT of Nose—”hook” along Cheek Bones—sweep back.
*Thumb pinch – small circles along Nose Ridge
*Eye Orbit Bony Ridge finger pressure points (fine precision work)
*Temple Pressure Points
*Jaw Pinch along the bone
*Ear/Jaw Pressure Point
*Third Eye & Forehead Pressure Points. Holding “At Peace” a Pressure point for 5-10 Seconds Feels Amazingly Reassuring!
Apply Second (Face) EO
3-5 drops In your hands, cup hands over recipients Nose & Mouth—Encourage 2-3 Deep Breaths.
Spread all over face with the Efflorage techniques above.
Apply First Neck EO 3-5 drops on Neck and Décolletage, Sternum, Thyroid
As Needed—Pour 5-15 drops of FCO into your cupped palm—and rub hands together, if any time “glide” is too dry—reapply FCO same way.
Points to Cover—BOTH SIDES:
* 4-(flat) finger massage down the whole neck & Pectoralis / Delta
*“Kidney 27” Pressure Point and all along the collarbone
*“Lung 1” Pressure Point and Upper Lymphatic Drainage Point
*The Angle of the Jaw bone (get under & hook)
*Reach and hold finger in the triangle by Atlas/medulla
*Side of Scalp (Gallbladder meridian)
*”Deep Tissue” Jaw work
*Stretch out SCM muscles
*Deeper work on Scalines—down to 1st rib (“superior” hallow spot under clavicle)
*Pectoralis—Delta Massage (grip/rub pull)
*FREELANCE IS OK !
The Chinese call it Shen Men, or “The Gate of Heaven.” They believe that putting pressure on this point brings celestial energy to your whole body. It improves your health, decreases stress, and boosts energy. Some believe this pressure point helps relieve addiction and inflammation too.
Re-Center Head Position, and if desired—use one more EO
Thyroid (turkey skin) pinch pull
More Efflorage—full face—SLOW
Finish with Scalp Massage: ”unzip midline” Governing Channel *Bladder 1 & 2 pinpoints with thumbs parallel *Stand up and shake-comb hair through with spread fingers from forehead backwards *Gently Pull individual strands * if long hair—grab and twist.