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  • 4 Grounding Facial Self-Massage Exercises On-The-Go

    July 06, 2022 2 min read

    Stress-relief facial massage exercises

    How many times have you found yourself wishing you had a personal masseuse one phone call away? After all, who wouldn’t want a pair of skillful hands melting away the stress and anxiety we hold in our body. Here’s the good news: on those days a self-massage can do the trick!

    While self-massages aren’t rocket science, they do require more than just prodding any knot in your body. Let me walk you through my favorite exercises that can be done anywhere.

    1. Eyebrow to temple massage

    • Place the heel of each hand above each brow.
    • Apply gentle pressure and push your brows down but stop before reaching your eye sockets. You should feel the top edge of the brow bone.
    • Trace the bone with the heel of your hands until you reach your temple. Think of it like tracing a “J” and “L”.
    • Once you reach the temple, hold the pressure for a few moments and release.

    2. Pressure points facial massage

    • Place the tip of your thumbs between your eyebrows, right where the frown lines are. Gently apply pressure. Hold for a few moments and release.
    • Now take your middle fingers and place them on the bottom edge of your eye socket, right in the middle. Lightly apply pressure and release.
    • Take the middle fingers and place them on your cheekbone, right next to each nostril. Apply pressure and release.

    3. Jaw to neck massage

    Facial Massage Techniques
    • Take your index and middle fingers to each side of the jaw. Clench it and place your fingers where you feel the muscles protruding between your ear and your jaw bone.
    • Unclench your jaw and apply pressure in a circular motion over the entire area.
    • Continue massaging and slowly move toward your neck.
    • Once you reach your neck, use all of your fingers to lightly pinch the muscles until you reach the base of the neck.

    Experiencing neck pain? Try our 3 Yoga Poses to Lengthen the Neck.

    4. Neckline lift

    • Cover the back of your neck with the palms of your hands.
    • Apply pressure and trace your neck upwards towards your scalp.
    • Release once you reach the base of your skull.

    Repeat these exercises as many times as you want. They work even better with a calming essential oil blend.

    Learn more self-massage tips by reading our How to Use Massage Balls article.

    Aimeé Durán Triujeque l Mukha Yoga Writer By Aimeé Durán Triujeque; All Rights Reserved @2022

    Aimeé Durán Triujeque l Mukha Yoga Writer
    By Aimeé Durán Triujeque; All Rights Reserved @2022

    Complete your grounding exercises with a guided meditation.

    "Meditation is a mindfulness practice that connects us to the present by paying attention to our breath. It sounds simple, yet is so powerful. Connecting with your breath helps you focus your attention. By doing this, you train your mind to observe what is happening in the present moment...This heightened awareness of the present leads to a calmer, happier, and less anxious state of being. Those who meditate experience a greater appreciation for life and more harmonious relationships."

    From our article Why Meditate?