Self Massage

Self face massage can be a really powerful form of self care, both for your nervous system and for your skin.

The skin that we treat topically with skin care products is only 0.1 mm thick, and it’s underneath this layer of skin where all of the life occurs:

  • blood circulation that brings nutrients and fresh oxygen to the skin
  • lymphatic flow to help remove cellular waste and toxins from the skin cells
  • connective tissue, where collagen and elastin are produced and hydration is stored

These layers of skin can be encouraged and supported through gentle massage, which is why, at Her Soul Intention Skin Care, I am so adamant about adding self massage into your daily topical skin care routine.

Aside from all of the skin benefits, self-touch also 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 (hello graceful aging), increases and improves digestion, balances hormones, improves sleep… the list goes on!

When you combine your topical skin care routine with daily self massage, your skin will dramatically improve from the inside-out. Your skin tone will even out and I ensure you that your skin will even begin to naturally glow overtime.

I created the Daily Self Massage for the Face and Neck for you, which I have shared below. I recommend performing this massage once a day, every day, or as often as you can. It’s only five minutes long and will really help to improve the natural functioning of your skin.

To begin the massage, apply a little Sacred Calm or Sacred Light, take some deep breaths into your belly, and enjoy some much needed self touch, while improving the appearance 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
  • Stimulate collagen and elastin production
  • Lift, Tone and Glow!

Keep in Mind: Your Massage Intention Matters!

When I first created my Daily Self Massage for Healthy Skin, most of my clients had huge success and their skin noticeably improved (increased glow and a more even skin tone), but others experienced the opposite and developed acne breakouts.

At that time, I couldn’t figure out why some clients had such success with face massage, while others didn’t – when in reality, the skin is an organ and functions the exact same for each one of us. But, through understanding that our bodies are hard-wired for survival and are always adapting to the circumstances that the body is presented with, here’s what I came to realize:

If you’re massaging your skin with the intention of self love and nurturing support, you’re going to benefit from self massage so much.

However, if you’re massaging with the intent of “fixing” and “erasing” what you don’t like about your skin, you’re not going to get the same benefits, and in fact, you very well may experience more breakouts.

Why?

When we understand the Five Biological Laws of Nature, we understand that the biological root cause of acne is an “attack” conflict or a “soiled” conflict. While attack conflicts affect animals in the literal sense (an attack conflict would be an animal literally being physically attacked), thanks to our prefrontal cortex in the brain, our thinking part of the brain, humans can experience conflict figuratively too, not just literally.

This could mean:

  • unwanted words being thrown at you in an argument
  • an emotional attack on one’s integrity or on oneself through self criticism
  • thinking that your skin is dirty (something repulsive splashed on your skin, or you think the acne bacteria is “bad” and therefore, need to clean it away)
  • a physical attack, like over-cleansing, scrubbing, or popping and picking your skin (vicious cycle)

When we experience an “attack” either figuratively or literally, the psyche perceives it as a threat, sends a message to the brain, which sends a message to the skin to start proliferating (growing) extra skin cells. This happens to create extra protection or cushioning, so that biologically, your body feels better equipped to handle the “attack” on a physical level.

This is how acne begins. At this point, you’ll feel a little bump under the skin, and will think, “Oh no! I’m getting a pimple”. It is at the time especially, that you need to nurture yourself and your skin, rather than further “attack” your skin.

If you start massaging your skin with the intention of wanting to “fix” and “erase” what you don’t like about yourself, there is a high chance that your psyche is going to perceive this as an attack conflict and begin this biological program in order to protect your physical body from your very own self.

Massage your face with pure intentional love, never with dislike or hate! I promise you that this wildly makes difference.