12 Days of Facial Massage: Part 1

During the holiday season I like to put together a series of videos you can use to work on your friends and family. Last year, I did a series on basic partner massage (you start it here) and this year, I’ve put together a series of techniques to use for facial massage. We start off with traction on the arms and head, and a little work on the chest. When working on women, just work the upper part of the chest, close to the collar bone, just the first couple of inches below the clavicle.

Why start with the chest and shoulders if we’re doing a facial massage series? The body can’t really be separated out into components the same way a computer or an appliance can. Because of the way the muscles, tendons, ligaments and bone interact, work on the shoulders, neck and upper chest affects the face and the all the facial muscles that connect in along the jaw bone, the ears and the skull. To address that, we start the facial massage with work on the chest, shoulders and neck before working on the scalp and face. It’s worth the wait, I promise.

 

 

 

6 Comments »

  1. Louisville Massage Therapy Blog by MassageByHeather.com » 12 Days of Facial Massage – Neck Massage Part 1 said,

    December 13, 2011 at 8:40 am

    [...] Some of the muscle attachments directly overlap the muscles on the face, and thus loosening and relaxing them will open up and relax the face. Plus, it just feels great and your partner will love it.  If you want to back up to see the first video, you can take a peek at it here: http://blog.massagebyheather.com/12-days-of-facial-massage-part-1/ [...]

  2. Louisville Massage Therapy Blog by MassageByHeather.com » 12 Days of Facial Massage – Scalp Heaven! said,

    December 15, 2011 at 8:34 am

    [...] you want to start the series from the beginning, you can start with 12 Days of Facial Massage – Opening. If you’ve just missed the video from yesterday, you can see the second part of the neck work [...]

  3. Louisville Massage Therapy Blog by MassageByHeather.com » 12 Days of Facial Massage – Cheeks said,

    December 21, 2011 at 8:35 am

    [...] you need to start at the first video, you can start here (12 Days of Facial Massage – Opening), or if you just missed yesterday’s go here (12 Days of Facial Massage – Ears) [...]

  4. Louisville Massage Therapy Blog by MassageByHeather.com » 12 Days of Facial Massage – Nose said,

    December 22, 2011 at 9:53 am

    [...] you’d like to start at the beginning of the massage series, you can start here (12 Days of Facial Massage – Opening), or if you want to view yesterday’s video start here (12 Days of Facial Massage – [...]

  5. Louisville Massage Therapy Blog by MassageByHeather.com » 12 Days of Facial Massage – Jaw said,

    December 23, 2011 at 8:33 am

    [...] you want to start the series from the beginning, start here (12 Days of Facial Massage – Opening), or if you just missed yesterday’s video, you can start here (12 Days of Facial Massage [...]

  6. Louisville Massage Therapy Blog by MassageByHeather.com » 12 Days of Facial Massage – Closing Out Bliss said,

    December 24, 2011 at 8:41 am

    [...] We’ve done all sorts of work on the face, and it’s time to finish out the facial massage. Your partner on the table, by now, is probably so relaxed they don’t have any tight muscle in her face, let alone her whole body! If you’ve started the series in the middle, take a few minutes to start from the beginning and use these facial massage techniques to relax and soothe your partner with a long facial. (Start here: 12 Days of Facial Massage – Opening) [...]

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