European Facial Massage Procedures


Cerritos College Cosmetology. Today I will be demonstrating the European
massage. There are three techniques to keep in mind when you are performing a European
massage, Rhythmm continuity, and contact with the skin. So first, after your model is cleansed you
can perform the European massage. I am going to use massage cream today, the Dermalogica
Professional massage cream. You need about the size of a walnut for one application of
massage. To warm up the massage cream in your hands.
You want to make sure you get an even application of massage cream on the declotae, neck, shoulders,
and face. Make sure you evenly disperse the massage
cream on the skin. Once your massage cream is evenly dispersed on the skin, you can go
ahead and begin with your spreading movement. From the shoulders up the throat, over around
the chin, scissor around the mouth, and work between the eyes, and the temples, and down.
Do the spreading movement again. And last time for our spreading movement, from the
shoulders up the throat, over the chin, scissor the mouth, and between the eyes, one, two,
three, and around the temples, one, two, three, and once our massage cream is spread throughout
the declotae, neck, and face you can begin doing your shoulder, neck, and upper arm massage. And declotae, you should spend about seven
minutes massaging this area. There are a variety of massage techniques you can use, but remember
you need to keep the rhythm, continuity, and contact in mind. You can start by massaging the shoulders and
the upper arms. The upper shoulders and the base of the neck, using your thumb to guide
behind the shoulder. Tilt the head to the side and you can circle down the base of the
neck all the way down to the right shoulder, working across the declotae. Go all the way
to the left shoulder and you can repeat the move on the other side. Circular movement
from the neck all the way down to the right shoulder. Circle, kind of like a pumping movement,
across the declotae to the shoulder on the other side. Tilt and repeat the movement.
Circling down to the right shoulder, across the declotae, same circle pump movement to
the other shoulder. Have your other hand meet the other hand and repeat. You can do this three or more times. Also
make like an “S” movement across the declotae and go back and forth three to six times.
Pull across the chest area, pulling right around the collarbone and back, you can start
rubbing the shoulder area. Working the back of the hand up the base of the neck. Just
remember, you are going to massage the shoulders, neck, upper arms, chest declotae area for
about seven minutes. So when the seven minutes is complete, you
are going to do a roll petting movement across the throat. Bring your hands up. Number one
hand is always keeping contact with the skin. We do it three times. This is the third time.
So do that roll petting movement across the throat three times. Keeping contact with the
skin. You’re going to cup your fingers around the jaw area. Just like you’re about to, almost
looks like your’re pinching the jaw. Cup your fingers around, and you are going to do six
jaw pulls. And you are going to bring them all the way back and massage the ear. Jaw
pulls, medium amount of pressure and coming all the way back and circle the ear, one,
two, three, come all the way forward, not breaking contact. Jaw pull, all the way to
the ear, circle the ear, three times. You will do this technique six times. Take your
time. Jaw pull all the way to back to the ears, circle the ear three times, and make
your way gliding forward. Still cupping around the jaw line area, and now we are going to
do six thumb lifts on each side of the mouth. So still keeping your fingers tucked under
the jaw, you’re going to lift both sides of the mouth with your thumb tucked right under
the cheekbone and apply down. Hold it for a few seconds and glide down. We will do this
six times. Once we complete our thumb lifts, six thumb lifts, we are going to do full cheek
lifts. So with the palm of your hands, working upward, we will do
six full circle cheek lifts. Most of the movement is done with the palm
of your hands. After you complete six full cheek lifts on the palm of your hands, you
are going to do the butterfly. Fingers interlace right around the chin area and then your hands
turn. Heel of your hand should be right around your eyebrow and your fingers are scooping
up right under your cheekbones. Hold for a few seconds. Lift, fingers facing each other,
interlace your fingers and work downwards and rub the temple, one, two, and three, let’s
do it again. Interlace fingers, heel of your hands right above your eyebrows. Scoop up
your fingers right under the cheekbones, hold for a few seconds. Lift, fingers facing each
other, interlace your fingers and temples. Let’s do it one more time. Once you complete
three full butterfly movements, you’re going to circle the eye area, making sure you hit
that accupuncture pressure point under the brow line. Let’s go around using our facial
fingers. These two fingers. Around the eye area, touch that pressure point. Hold it for
a few seconds. And we are going to go around, once, twice. We are going to do this six times. Once you complete the eye area, making the
circles around the eye area, hitting that pressure point. You are going to do the “S”
movement, drag your fingers down, under the eye towards the nose. And then you are going
to do small circles back towards the temple. And you’ll do this six times on each eye.
“S” movement, under the eye towards the nose and then little small circles back towards
the temple. “S” movement, towards the nose, and small little circles towards the temple.
We will do this six times on each eye. Once you finish one eye, without breaking
contact go over to the other eye and you’re going to want to do the same thing. “S” pattern
towards the nose, small circles back to the temples. You are going to do it six times.
Like I said, “S” movement towards the nose, small circles back towards the temples, six
times. Drag one hand over, and we are going to do our temple frictions. Circle the temple.
You are going to make nine complete circles. Bring one hand over and we are going to do
our “S” movement. Same one like we did underneath our eyes, but we are going to do it across
the forehead. Three times. Once, twice, and that’s three times. Our next massage technique is going to be
the heel press. You are going to take the palm of your hand and place it right in the
middle of the forehead, making sure your are getting that area between the eyebrows. Bring
your hand all the way over, pressing down on the forehead and roll back to the other
side of the forehead towards the temple. Same thing on the other side. Pressure. Bring it
all the way around and back. So we are going to do that complete movement three times.
This is our heel press. Once you complete that three times, we are
going to start saying goodbye to the body. So we are going to repeat our spreading movement
three times. Remember our spreading movement from before. Shoulder up to the throat, chin,
scissor around the mouth, between the eyes, three times, and temples three times. From
the shoulders, up to the throat, over the chin, scissor the mouth, between the eye area,
three times and circle temples three times. And as you go along, the spreading movement
should get slower. You are going to do one more butterfly movement downwards. We are
going to go slower. Pivot your hands, heels rest on the eyebrow, gently scoop up the cheek
area up to the cheekbone. Release. Fingers facing each other, interlace fingers, and
slowly drag your hands down. Temple frictions. So you want to do a few temple frictions.
You want to make sure that they are getting a little bit lighter and slower each time
until you gently release your fingers from the skin. And you are finished with the massage. To remove the massage cream, you may use a
hot towel or sponges and some warm water. Directed By Raquel Lizarraga
Starring Esthetician Instructor, Madeline Bettencourt
Esthetician Student, Gloria Padilla Filmed on Location
Cerritos College Cosmetology Department 11110 Alondra Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650 Health Science Building
2nd Floor, Room 202 562-467-5047
www.cerritos.edu/cosmetology

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