Working the Face, Head, and Scalp
Stand at the end of the table and begin the face massage with both hands on the recipient's chin. Apply a pinching motion with your thumbs and index fingers from the center of the chin to the edge of the jaw and back. Repeat at least three times. Use the fingers of both hands and walk from the chin to under the mouth. Use your thumbs to walk with a creeping motion in lines from the jaw over the cheeks to the sides of the face. Use either your thumb or fingers to walk from the jaw between the mouth and nose.
Starting at the sides of the face along the jaw, use your thumbs and index fingers of both hands to pinch and roll as you knead up both cheeks. This is a wonderful technique for sagging, tired skin. As you knead up the sides of the face the receiver will feel the blood returning to the skin tissue. In the same upward direction, use a circling friction motion with your fingers to further stimulate the muscles of the face.
Use circular strokes on the forehead with your thumbs, as in FIGURE
Circular motion of thumbs on the forehead.
As you finish the thumb circles on the forehead, stroke the entire face with both hands from the jaw up to the top of the forehead. Bring your hands right on to the scalp and, using your finger pads, circle the top and sides of the head.
Rest your hands gently on the top of the head and feel the heat of your hands penetrate the receiver.