Massages for the lower third of your face

This course comprises 18 techniques for the lower part of the face, including the nasolabials, cheekbones, parotid zone, chewing muscles, face oval, flews, thoracic region, and neck.

Massage techniques from this course can be done without a cream or oi. If your skin is very dry, then you can apply a cream or oil before each massage.

If you have not yet worked on the neck and aponeurosis, I recommend that you start working on that region first and then move on to the other areas of the face.

 

Video 1

Description:

Relaxation and stretching of the back muscles of the neck.This technique relaxes your neck muscles, and it reduces the wrinkles in the neck region. Because of how the neck muscles attach to the scull and the skin over your skull, stretching the neck can help fight overhanging eyelids and reduces wrinkles on the forehead.

Instructions:

Sitting or standing with your back as straight as possible, join your hands in a lock, as shown in the video. Put your hands behind your head, then lower your chin as far down as possible, as if you're trying to press your chin against your chest. Hold for 10 seconds, then SLOWLY rotate your chin towards your left shoulder, and hold for 10 seconds. Following, rotate your chin towards your right shoulder. You will feel a stretch in the back of the neck, but there should be no pain. If you feel pain, ease the tension in your arms. Do this 3 times for 10 seconds.

Video 2

Description:

Relaxation and stretching of the anterior neck muscles. With this technique, you will stretch your neck and make it look longer. The oval of the face will show more contour and the flews (downward pointing corners of the lips) will decrease. The wrinkles in the neck will reduce, and your skin will look tighter.

Instructions:

Place your palms on your chest (as shown in the video). Gently push the skin down as much as possible, thereby creating some tension. In this position, lift your chin as high as possible towards the ceiling. Hold in this position for 10-15 seconds. Then slowly move your palms under the collarbone, creating tension in the same way, turn your head 45 degrees, raise your chin as high as possible, and hold for 10 seconds. Then again move your palms closer to the base of the shoulder, creating tension, turn your head to the shoulder and lift your chin as high as possible. Hold for 10 seconds. Do the same on the other side. When done correctly, you should feel a light stretch. Each person will feel different areas of tension. You should not feel pain, if you feel pain, loosen the tension. Do this exercise 3 times on each side.

Video 3

Description:

I like to call this exercise: warming up the ears. As we age, our ears become less pliable and move from their place to the center of the face, creating nasolabial wrinkles, and wrinkles close to your ears. With the help of this massage we will make the ears more plastic and gradually the auricle will fall into its original place. As such, the condition of the nasal folds improves, and wrinkles near the ears will decrease.

Instructions:

Place your fingers in a V over your ears (as shown in the video). Warm up the entire ear zone with slow and then quick movements until it starts to feel warm.

Video 4

Description:

Massage the area near the ears. As we age, our ears become less pliable and move from their place to the center of the face, creating nasolabial wrinkles, and wrinkles close to your ears. With the help of this massage we will make the ears more plastic and gradually the auricle will fall into its original place. As such, the condition of the nasal folds improves, and wrinkles near the ears will decrease.

Instructions:

Place the fingers of one hand next to the ear tragus, place the other fingers behind the ear (as shown in the video). In this position, try to go press into the muscle, then slowly massage the tissues under the fingers.

Vary the movements from circular, zigzag, or just back and forth.

Video 5

Description:

This is a relaxing massage of the chewing muscles. If you grind your teeth, you are under stress. Stress causes your masticatory muscles to spasm and over time they shorten. This in turn causes nasolabial wrinkles and distorts the oval of the face. This massage will help to soften the chewing muscles and return the face to its normal oval shape.

Instructions:

Open your mouth in the O position, place your knuckles at the beginning of the zygomatic bone, and in this position roll your knuckles down to the corner of the jaw.Repeat this technique 3-5 times.

Video 6

Description:

This is a relaxing massage of the chewing muscles. If you grind your teeth, you are under stress. Stress causes your masticatory muscles to spasm and over time they shorten. This in turn causes nasolabial wrinkles and distorts the oval of the face. This massage will help to soften the chewing muscles and return the face to its normal oval shape.

Instructions:

Open your mouth in an O position, put your index finger on the edge of the chewing muscle in position D; and fix the thumb of the same hand at the angle of the jaw, grab get a pinch of the chewing muscle. In this position, use your index finger to slightly press on the muscle for 15 seconds, then release.

Repeat this technique 3-5 times. After this technique, do the relaxing massage from video 5.

Video 7

Description:

This is a neckline massage. With age, the skin on the décolleté becomes less elastic. With the help of this massage, we will restore the blood supply in this area. As a result, the skin will straighten and become more elastic.

Instructions:

Press your knuckles on the center of the chest, and then with slow movements start from the center to the shoulders (5-10 times). You then move your hand towards the armpit, and again keep rolling your hand over your skin (5-10 times). The moves straight down from the center of the chest (as shown in the video) (5-10 times). When you finish this exercise, continue by placing your knuckles inside the collarbone. Press down deep, inhale, and then exhale as deep as possible. This is great for lymphatic drainage.

Video 8

Description:

An exercise for the submandibular bone. As you age, the skin in your face starts to sag, often creating a downward smile. This massage will help to create a clear contour of the face, and reduces those upside down smiles.

Instructions:

Place your thumb under the chin where the bone is. Go as deep as possible and try to feel the bone under your finger. In this position, begin to make small circular, or zigzag, movements towards the edge of the jaw (move in the direction of your ear). Do not rush, and do everything slowly. Whenever you feel an unevenness, stop and work that area. Repeat this technique 2-3 times.

Video 9

Description:

Buccal flew massage (fight that upside-down smile).

Instructions:

Place your thumb inside the flew (the location is shown in the video), in this position, try to pull the muscle from the bone up and towards the side of the jaw bone. With the other fingers of the hand hold the outer side of the skin. Hold this tension position for 15-20 seconds.

Repeat this approach 2-3 times.

Video 10

Description:

Massaging the corners of the lips. With this massage we will relax the corners of the lips, where many muscles are attached that are responsible for nasolabial wrinkles, flews, wrinkles on the lips.

Instructions:

With your fingers grab a deep pinch of skin at the corners of your mouth. Under your fingers, you can feel hard, painful, ball-like, little muscle attachments. Squeeze your fingers together creating a compression to soften and straighten these little muscle attachments, and then hold for 15-30 seconds. Do this massage 3 times.

Video 11

Description:

Buccal massage of the chewing muscle.

Instructions:

Bring your thumb as far as possible to the edge of the jawbone (a photo of the muscle is shown in the video). Grab the skin with the rest of your fingers. In this position, start massaging the muscle trying to go deeper, as if trying to move the muscle towards the ear. Work this technique along the entire length of the muscle towards the upper cheekbone. Do 2-3 times.

Video 12

Description:

Massage the muscle that causes the downward smile. Due to the shortening of the front of the neck, from the tucked corners of the mouth, flews appear. This massage will help to relax and restore the muscles that cause the corners of the mouth to draw down (flew).

Instructions:

Try to grab the entire muscle between your fingers, and then start massaging it. Pull it, and always in the upward direction. Do this for 10-15 seconds, 2-3 times. If you are unable to grab onto the muscle, then just try grab smaller pinches along the entire length of the muscle, starting from the edge of the jawbone towards the corner of the lips.

Video 13

Description:

Relaxing muscle massage to prevent the downward smile.

Instructions:

Try to grab the muscle attachment that runs parallel to the corner of the lips and roll it to the corner of the lip. If you can't get it to roll; just try pulling the muscle upwards from the bone. Repeat this technique 2-3 times.

Video 14

Description:

Smoothing the chin muscles.

Place your index fingers under your lower lip and then press against the muscle with your knuckels. Begin to slowly slide your knuckles down towards the jaw bone, as if trying to straighten your chin. Do this technique 2-3 times.

Video 15

Description:

This massage helps to straighten out the wrinkles around the mouth, and the downward smile. We will relax the circular muscle of the mouth and reduce purse-string wrinkles and flews.

Instructions:

Make a D-shaped hook from your index fingers. Attach the "hook" to the center of the nose (above the upper lip), then tilt your head down slightly so that your finger penetrates deep into the muscle, then slowly begin a deep, pressing movement towards the edges of the lip to form a smile . (as shown in the video). Do this massage slowly. You will feel all the bumps and soreness under your fingers. Repeat the same technique with the upper lip, only stop at the edges of the lip, as shown in the video.

You need to smooth these zones to a point where it all feels even, and you can run your fingers without feeling any bumps. Repeat 5-10 times and then let the skin recover. Gradually the muscle will relax and unevenness will disappear.

Video 16

Description:

Cheekbone lifting.

Instructions:

Place your knuckles on your zygomatic bone (as shown in the video). Try to feel the muscle under your fingers. In this position, tilt your head slightly downward, and begin to move your knuckles towards the temple, and behind the ear. Slowly try to move skin and muscle and hold this position for 10-15 seconds. It is important not to move only the skin, the main thing here is to feel the muscle and move it.

Video 17

Description:

Taping of nasolabial wrinkles. Do it on a clean face, and you could do it after applying a skin care product. But before applying the tape, wait until your product is fully absorbed into the skin. This technique will release tension in your muscles and prevent creases / wrinkles from forming when you sleep.

Instructions:

Cut the tapes to the size of your nasolabial fold and round off the edges of the tapes. Stick the edge of the tape at the beginning of the nasolabial, at the wing of the nose, along the nasolabial itself. If the nasolabial fold is large, straighten it with your other hand and then stick the tape.Wear the tape for 6-8 hours. Peel off the tape slowly from bottom to top. If it's painful to peel off, soak the tape with water.

Video 18

Description:

Taping of the lower lip muscle (flew). Do it on a clean face, and you could do it after applying a skin care product. But before applying the tape, wait until your product is fully absorbed into the skin. This technique will release tension in your muscles and prevent creases / wrinkles from forming when you sleep.

Instructions:

Cut the tapes 1-1.5 cm wide along the length of the muscle and round off the edges of the tapes. Stick the edge of the tape at the corner of the lip (as shown in the video), then smooth the entire tape towards the end of the muscle under the jaw arch.

Important notices:

Just as you should be careful when you start training your muscles in the gym, should you be careful when starting to the train the muscles in your face with face massage. Results take time. Start slowly. Do not overdo it. Be reasonable with your expectations.

Give your muscles time to rest between exercises. Always clean your skin before any exercise. Use a gentle soap, and luke warm water. Clean also your hands and make sure your finger nails are clean too, to ensure you're not poluting your skin.

Also, if you have a special skin condition, then you should first ask your doctor or dermatologist for advice before attempting any of these exercises.

Remember, your are doing this to become a better version of yourself, so be kind to yourself, love yourself, don't give up and be reasonable about results.