Massage can be a really powerful form of self care, both for your nervous system and for your skin.
Regular self-touch tells your body and your nervous system that you and your current external world are safe. This activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which ignites the body’s healing and regenerating abilities, increases and improves digestion, balances hormones, improves sleep, the list goes on!
It’s one of the many reasons I encourage self massage.
Self massage is also really important for your skin functioning and that “natural glow”. Massaging your face and neck, when done properly, will help increase the flow of blood and lymphatic fluid, which is vital for optimal skin functioning. Massage can also stimulate collagen and elastin production, help with cellular waste removal, reduce puffiness, and relieve tension in the face, jaw, and neck.
For this very reason, I created the Daily Self Massage for the Face and Neck for you, which I have shared below. I recommend performing this massage every day, or as often as you can.
Apply a little Sacred Calm, take some deep breaths into our belly, and enjoy some much needed self touch while improving the look of your skin.
This massage will:
- Stimulate blood circulation to bring fresh nutrients and oxygen supply to your skin
- Stimulate your lymphatic system to clear out cellular waste
- Relieve tension in the face, jaw and neck
- Lift, Tone and Glow!
Before you start this daily massage, be sure to read this blog post on why your (face massage) intention matters.