Neck massage

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Neck massage

Author: Reilika Nestor 20.01.2015 at 00:00

Kneading your skin enhances its tone, thereby improving blood flow to your skin. Begin kneading your neck from under your chin. Alternate the hand you use to perform the massage. Press your palm against the lower edge of your cheeks. Grab the edge of one cheek with your index finger and the other with your thumb. Then slip your palm down to your collarbone. Repeat a total of six times, also with other hand on the other side.

Knead the back of your neck with the backs of your clenched hands. Massage movements have to be gentle. Keep your head inclined back and your chin up. Place your palms edgeways on your hairline and slip them slowly downwards slightly to the side.

Finish your neck massage with the lateral muscles of your neck (the sternocleidomastoid muscles, to be precise). These muscles are easily recognized by turning your head to one side – the muscle will become clearly visible through your skin. It begins near your earlobe and runs diagonally towards the top of your thorax. This muscle is massaged with light pinches. Press your right muscles with the fingers of your left hand and vice versa.