A facial massage should use nice even strokes and focus on the areas around the eyes and cheekbones. Do a facial massage with tips from a massage instructor in this free video on massage therapy and techniques.
Hi, I'm Gretchen Rivas with Relax To The Max Massage Therapy and today we're going to be talking about how to do a facial massage. When you're working on the face, you always want to do a nice even strokes to begin with. Just something nice and relaxing and soothing. A nice thing to do is to take your thumbs and give a little bit more pressure around the eyes and around the cheekbones. Rubbing the temples right through here, it feels really good on people, it helps relieve headaches and can help relieve sinus congestion too, especially when you work through here. It feels good to work around the ears a little bit, a few strokes down like this. It's always a nice part of the facial massage just include the ears and that. And come down with your palms across the forehead, it feels really nice; stroke down the jaw bone, around the mouth. A little bit of stroke down the neck is good too to help any sinus drainage, clear on out. You can also do a little lifting, it can help with the collagen factor on the face, help give them a more youthful appearance which is what a lot of people are looking for today. And again, you want to massage through here, little pressure around the nose, feels nice. And when you're finish you want to just do a nice few around strokes like this. This is very soothing and relaxing for the client. And that's how to give a nice facial massage.