The neck and face are the parts most susceptible to the effects of time, often experiencing signs of aging earlier than other areas. Therefore, if you don’t know how to properly care for them, you might age quickly. Refer to this article to find the solution for being healthier and more beautiful every day through neck massage technique!
Preparation before conducting neck massage
Use a large, soft cotton towel to cover a chair, then sit on the chair in a comfortable position where both hands can easily reach your shoulders and neck.
Prepare the ingredients: 4 tablespoons of almond oil + 2 drops of lemongrass essential oil + 3 drops of lavender essential oil in a small bowl. Mix well to create the massage mixture.
Neck and shoulder massage technique
Cross your hands behind your back, try to stretch them straight back, and start gently massaging (avoid using strong force).
Take 12 tablespoons of the massage mixture in your palms, then apply it evenly to your neck and shoulders. Use your fingers to massage along the spine of the neck. This action will help relax the neck, reduce tension, release pressure on the neck area, and rejuvenate the fluids. Continue using your fingers to massage down along the spine of the neck; this action will help release any pinched nerves.
Relax, let your hands rest, and then use another 12 tablespoons of the massage mixture to gently knead along both sides of your shoulders, massaging the shoulder muscles. Perform a motion similar to kneading dough. Rest for a few minutes and then repeat the above 3 steps once more.
Finally, lie down on the bed, place your arms behind your neck, and use the remaining massage mixture to gently massage the neck and shoulders.
During the massage process, you need to relax your body and be as comfortable as possible to fully enjoy the relaxing sensation before and after the massage, while also experiencing the pleasant aroma of the essential oils.
Furthermore, it’s important to avoid getting the oil into your eyes during the massage. In case this happens accidentally, quickly rinse your eyes with warm water. Also, remember to stay hydrated during the massage.