A nice quality massage probably sounds really nice right now, but in the comfort of your own office? No way! Believe it or not, a simple facial massage can help alleviate stress, fatigue and signs of aging. Shaking off the idea that massages are strictly salon only, these easy massage techniques ensure salon quality results for half of the salon price.
Park Avenue Nutrition’s Top Three Massage Tips
At Park Avenue Nutrition, Lisa Cohn deals with massages head on with these must-have tips. From painful facial muscles to tense shoulders, these easy-to-do tips are beauty cheat sheet-approved.
Massage Those Temples “Massage your temples as this helps blood flow to your head, then take your hands and massage your face gently as this relaxes your facial muscles,” Cohn says.
De-Stressing Shoulders “For your head and neck, move head forward and back, and side to side. For shoulders, do shoulder shrugs, bringing up shoulders to your ears and then down. Inhale while raising shoulders upward and exhale while relaxing them down. Rotate them backward and forward, and also make big circles with arms open,” Cohn adds.
Stretch Your Back “To stretch entire back, relax your head, neck and shoulders. Sitting in a stable chair, position feet and knees wide apart while sitting up straight, stretch torso out over thighs and simply drop arms and hands between legs and release head and neck down, resting hands on tops of feet,” Cohn concludes.
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