Posts from the ‘Massage’ Category

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.

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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:

06.47.14.06.03

or email:

justmassage33@gmail.com

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:

06.47.14.06.03

or email:

justmassage33@gmail.com

Aroma foot massage relieves stress

Recent research from Okauyama University reveals that a self-massage on your feet using aromatherapy oils relieves stress.

Read the full article here.

A foot massage relaxes the mind and body

A foot massage relaxes the mind and body

If you want to give it a try, check out our article on self-massage techniques.

And if you’d rather a qualified therapist gave you a thorough foot massage, book now for our heavenly revitalising foot massage.

Just Massage offers a wide range of traditional massages, well-known for their beneficial effects, in and around the Mérignac and Pessac area (near Bordeaux (33), France).

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Tel: 06.47.14.06.03

Bloated tummy and wind? Try massage!

Do you suffer from mild stomach disorders such as bloating, constipation or wind? Then you should be massaging your stomach area on a regular basis to help ease your problems.

stomach

In Traditional Chinese massage, a thorough stomach massage is considered essential as the stomach is the source of energy and also eliminates toxins.

A number of vital organs are situated in this area. Therapists say tension and negative emotions build up in these organs, causing congestion and blocking the body’s energy. This eventually weakens these organs, particularly the digestive system, causing problems such as irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, bloating and gas. Gentle massage of this region can re-energise your internal organs and release negative emotions.

Try out a relaxing stomach massage

Try a relaxing stomach massage

Even if you aren’t keen to allow a therapist to massage your tummy (it is after all an intimate area), you should try self-massage.

Check out this article from BT’s website, with a simple routine to get you started.

http://home.bt.com/lifestyle/wellbeing/painful-tummy-try-these-simple-massage-techniques-to-help-ease-digestive-discomfort-11364064203948

Just Massage offers a stomach massage as part of a full body Traditional Chinese massage and its Walking on Air treatment.

Why you need a consultation before your massage

Why do I insist on a consultation before your massage?

A massage consultation

A massage consultation

  • it helps me to get to know you and develop a good professional relationship
  • it enables me to check medical details to establish if there are any contra-indications to a massage treatment.  A couple of examples of contra-indications are severe bruising, cuts or abrasions in the treatment area (these could cause pain to the client); recent operations; a fever. Massaging someone in spite of contra-indications may mean they are badly affected by the massage, or the massage could be ineffective. However, in many cases, an adapted or shortened treatment might be possible.
  • it allows me to see lifestyle factors which may be causing stress, low energy levels, tension etc.
    How stress can take over

    How stress can take over

    Remember, the different massages I practice take a holistic approach which means taking into account the mind, body and spirit of each person treated. Emotional factors may be causing persistent headaches, working in front of a computer all day may be causing neck and shoulder tension, heavy lifting may be affecting the back.

  • I can suggest different oils to use, which you can smell to see which one you like. If you’d like a specific oil in the future, I’ll do my best to get it for you.

    Choosing the right oils is important

    Choosing the right oils is important

  • I can assess your expectations of the massage and reassure you if you are nervous (especially if it is your first ever massage)
  • we can talk together about the objectives of the treatment e.g. relaxation, reducing tension in specific areas etc.

    Do you have specific problem areas?

    Do you have specific problem areas?

  • I can answer any questions you may have about the different types of massage on offer and  their benefits and choose the best one to suit you on the day (if you haven’t already chosen one)
    Hawaiian massage uses long, flowing strokes with the forearms

    Hawaiian massage uses long, flowing strokes with the forearms

    The first consultation is always the longest, after that I’ll just be asking for “top-up” information.

  • A final point: all the information I take down is and will remain confidential.
  • Check out my previous post on consultations here.

You can contact me at Just Massage for a home massage appointment in and around the Mérignac and Pessac area (near Bordeaux, France) on 06.47.14.06.03

Mobile massage therapy - blissful pampering in the comfort of your own home

Mobile massage therapy – blissful pampering in the comfort of your own home