Today I am here to share with you how I do a lymphatic facial flush on myself, where I learned it, why you too should be doing this light self-massage, and how it can help you be healthier and look more youthful.
10 Step Lymphatic Flush Facial Self-Massage:
- Wash your hands and face. Apply a creamy moisturizer. I use olive oil or coconut oil.
- With the gentleness you would use with touching a new babies skin begin with light tapping on the forehead, right above the eye brows. Use your 3 long fingers of each hand mowing across the eyebrow ridge for 10 seconds.
- Follow with light tapping underneath the eye area, right above the cheek bones for 10 seconds
- Using your ring and middle finger, begin in the center of your eyebrows and gently slide fingers outward, tracing above your eyebrows to the temple area. Repeat 10x.
- Using your ring finger, gently tap with an outward motion starting where you eyes meet you nose then out to your temple area for 10 seconds.
- Create a peace sign with your first and middle finger and gently caress in a downward motion the skin around the ear and throat area.
- With arms crossed, use the your ring and middle finger to massage the chin and lower jaw area. Slide fingers to the outside of the jaw area for 10x.
- With arms crossed, use your 3 long fingers and gently caress in downward motion the sides of your throat 10x.
- With you arms crossed, using you ring and middle finger, gently caress your collar-bone in an outward motion towards your shoulders.
- Repeat massage 2x
Drink plenty of water after you do the massage to aid your body in removing waste, toxins, and excess water.
Now you know how to do the facial lymphatic massage let me tell you where I learned this technique and the top 3 reasons why you should be doing it.
I started getting facials in my early twenties to support healthy skin. I have gone to the same person for almost 20 years. Her name is Mitchiko Hata and if you are ever in San Francisco you should look her up. With full endorsement from me and my friends who use her, she is the best of the best.
At first, I thought it was some machine she used to massage my face, but come to find out it was her gentle and dare I say, magical hands. Because I liked the effects so much I decided to do some internet research and see if I could replicate her system.
Of course YouTube offered some of the best information on this and a long with my experience of Mitchiko’s magical hands, I joined them to create this simple step-by-step
3 reasons to do facial massaging:
1. It helps to remove toxins and keep your cells healthy.
The lymph system is part of the body’s natural defense system. Through self massage you can aid your lymph system to deliver nutrients to your cells and carry away cellular waste, bacteria, and toxins.
2. It helps to keep you from looking puffy.
The lymph system carries excess water away. Through daily massage you can encourage this and reveal a less swollen-looking appearance.
In fact, a full-body lymphatic massage can aid in all types of swelling from surgery, injury recovery, to fatigue. In cases such as these it’s best to see an experienced massage specialist.
3. It promotes an ageless appearance by invigorating the skin, tissues, and nerves around your face.
Just like a full body massage helps to relieve stress in the body, gentle caressing of the face muscles will smooth away stress and fatigue awakening a more vibrant you. As well, self-massage makes you feel good, contributing to a positive self-image.
When is the best time to do facial massaging?
I like to do my facial massaging after I wash my face in the evening because I can take my time. I do it in the morning if I have an important event to go to and I definitely do it when I feel mucussy. (Is that a word? It should be because we’ve all been there!) Lymphatic facial massage really helps to drain the fluids that can build up in your sinus area due to cold or allergies.
Times to do the massage:
- Whenever you feel tired.
- Whenever you want to look less puffy.
- Whenever you want to do something nice for yourself.
- When you want some mucus relief from allergies or a cold.
Don’t forget to be super gentle! Feather light touching!
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