Posts from the ‘Massage’ Category

Release tension in your muscles

Do you have specific problem areas?

I have terribly tight muscles in my neck and shoulders.

Not good for a massage therapist, huh?

But I do practise self-massage and try to do regular movements to release the tension.

If you have the same problem here are some suggestions for a tight neck and shoulders (to be done REGULARLY, it goes without saying).

With the tip of one shoulder, make the biggest, smoothest circle you can. Do this a couple of times then put the opposite hand on that shoulder, push down gently on the shoulder and make a few more circles. This will take the dominance off the tightest muscles to disperse the pressure.

Lie down and let your head fall from one side to the other. This is a very simple mobilisation technique but it recognises that the muscles in your neck will never fully relax when you’re standing or sitting. A good one to do in bed in the morning or at night (minus your pillows of course).

For even more relaxation of your knotty muscles, why not try an Indian Head massage with Just Massage which targets the upper body, neck and scalp. Perfect for stress relief.


Improve your skin’s appearance

Massage is an effective way to improve your skin’s appearance, as it increases blood circulation which in turn aids collagen production. Use a commercial facial oil, make your own (try these ideas), or just use some olive or sunflower oil from the kitchen cupboard.

Put a few drops of oil into your palms and rub together (this warms the oil).

Press your hands onto your forehead and work down to your neck and chest.

Now sweep your palms from the centre of your face outwards to the ears and massage your ears (they have reflexology points like your feet and hands!).

Use your fingertips in circular movements to work around the face, feeling for the muscles (along the jawline is often a tense area) and pressure points (around the eye socket and along cheekbones, for example). A key area to relieve tension and aid sleep is above the brow; press your four fingers along the brow bone, hold for 3 seconds and release. Repeat six times.

Circle around your eyes 6 times using your ring fingers. Finish by pressing your index finger and thumb along your jaw, starting from the chin and finishing by your ears.

And if you’d rather someone else did it for you, just book a rejuvenating facial massage with Just Massage (there’s a special offer on all this month – 35€ for all one-hour massages), then curl up on your sofa and carry on relaxing (yes, we come out to YOU!).

Relax with a face massage

Just Massage provides blissful pampering and relaxation in the comfort of your own home (Mérignac and surrounding area).

July closure

Just Massage is closed from 8 July to 30 July 2017 inclusive.

Have a great summer and see you all in August!

Lake Monowai, Fiordland, New Zealand

Holiday closures – July

Just Massage will be closed from 8 July to 30 July 2017 inclusive.

That leaves you a whole week to book a last minute massage.

Choose from:

Tradtional Chinese Massage or Tui Na

Swedish massage

Stimulating pressure points

Indian Head massage

Hawaiian massage or Lomi Lomi

Hawaiian massage uses long, flowing strokes with the forearms

Rejuvenating Facial massage

Revitalizing Foot massage

A foot and leg massage relaxes the mind and body

Back massage

Head to feet massage

Walking on air (feet and legs)

Members only (legs and arms)


Available for 40, 60 or 90 minutes.

Just call for an appointment

Just Massage offers home massage in and around the Mérignac and Pessac area (near Bordeaux, France).


The facelift massage


Daily facial massage can really make a difference to the lines and contours of your face – even just a minute of massage can result in a lifted effect.

A regular facial massage can smooth lines, lift contours and give your skin a firm and glowing finish. Using oils rather than creams is a bonus as oil absorbs easily and different oils have different beauty benefits, not to mention they’re pure, so no preservatives or additives.

The following routine, developed by beauty expert and actress Kazia Pelka, should take about 10 minutes once you get the hang of it. It was featured in the August 2014 edition of the UK’s Prima magazine.

1 Warm a little facial oil between the palms of your hands and gently but firmly press over the face, forehead, cheeks, chin, below the nose and under the jaw. Avoid the eye area. Take time to relax and enjoy the warmth of the oil and the feel of the hands on the face.

2 Using the pads of your fingers, make outward circular movements to massage the oil into the cheeks, sides of the face and the forehead. Make large sweeping U-shapes from the middle of the eyebrows, down the sides of the nose, over the cheeks and up to the temples, distributing the oil evenly. repeat at least five times.

3 Place one hand at the top of your forehead and use it to keep the skin taut. Massage between your eyebrows with the middle finger of the other hand, using small circular movements in both directions. With tiny up and down movements, take the massage towards the centre of he forehead and back down again.

4 Using circular and tiny up and down moves, start to “iron” out every line on the forehead, traveling from one end to the other and back again. Move the top hand along your hairline as you go, so that it is always above the area you’re massaging, keeping the skin taut.

5 Using your ring fingers on each hand, make firm, quick upward movements from the lower forehead towards the hairline. One finger starts at the bottom as the other reaches the top. Start in the middle, take it over to the left-hand side and than all the way back to the right.

6 Massage each eyebrow along its length, feeling for any knots of pain tha reveal areas of stress and tension. Using your ring finger, massage these areas and then stroke upward firmly using alternate fingers. Do this for about a minute then compare with your other eyebrow; You should notice a “lifted” effect.

7 Create a V-shape with your index and middle fingers on both hands and place just above and below the jawline by the chin. Sweep both fingers back towards the ears so that the index finger stops in the indent behind the earlobe. Then gently massage the area behind the lobe with your index finger.

8 Sweep your fingers from the end of step seven behind the earlobes down the neck to the collarbone. Then sweep each hand across the opposite collarbone. Aim to go through steps 7 and 8 in one fluid movement and repeat several times.

9 With index fingers beneath the apples of your cheeks, imagine a string running up form the bottom of the cheek to the top. Think of the string shortening and pulling upwards, the muscle tightening. Your fingers will follow the cheek but not push it. It should feel like you’re smiling with your cheeks but not your eyes. Repeat 5 times.

Don’t know what oils are best for your face? Click on the link below for an earlier post on facial oils:

Facial oils- your new best friend

And why not try our our popular rejuvenating facial massage and let someone else do the pampering for you!

Relax with a face massage


Christmas holidays

Just Massage will be taking a break over Christmas from 21-28 December 2016 inclusive.

So if you’re after a Christmas gift voucher for your loved ones (or for yourself!), don’t leave it too late.

December 20th is the absolute deadline.


Christmas Gift Vouchers

Have you been knotty?

Ask for some well-deserved pampering this Christmas.

You deserve some pampering this Christmas.

Ask Santa for a Massage gift voucher in your stocking this year!

And if you’re looking for something different for your Christmas presents, why not offer  your loved ones the gift of deep relaxation.

Who wouldn’t be happy with an hour or more of blissful pampering?

Gift vouchers available for a 40, 60 or 90 minute massage.

Image by Genuine Massage& Spa, Minneapolis

Image by Genuine Massage& Spa, Minneapolis

Book your gift voucher now to avoid disappointment.

For your gift vouchers or for a home massage appointment in and around the Mérignac and Pessac area (near Bordeaux, France), call:

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