Massage to chest and face (15 minutes)

1. Apply massage medium to face, neck, and shoulder

2. Firmly press on chest and begin to begin massage across and down


3. Effleurage round deltoids and trapezius x 6

4. Petrissage deltoids

5. Effleurage round deltoids and trapezius x 6

6. Petrissage trapezius

7. Effleurage round deltoids and trapezius x 6

8. Turn head to side and effleurage neck x 6

9. Turn head to other side and effleurage neck x 6

10. Petrissage trapezius

11. Effleurage round deltoids and trapezius x 6

12. Effleurage face X 6

13. Alternate stroking over mandible X 6

14. Tapotement of mandible

15. Cheek lift over zygomatic bone

16. Petrissage chin, upper lip and cheeks X 4

17. Stroking of nose – cross over X 6

18. Eye circling x 6

19. Stroking of forehead

20. Cross friction of forehead

21. Repeat 12-21

22. Effleurage round deltoids and trapezius x 6

23. Eye circling and eyebrow lift x 4

24. Effleurage face X 6

25. Effleurage round deltoids and trapezius x 6

26. Finish at temples with slight pressure


Effleurage is a light friction technique commonly used to begin a massage treatment. Effleurage is made up of long, stroking movements which are performed using a flat hand or fingers. Effleurage is used to increase the flow of the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is part of the circulatory system that carries fluid directionally to the heart. When the strokes are applied towards the lymphatic nodes, the nodes will help drain any waste products via the lymphatic system. Effleurage stimulates the lymphatic system and improves its functioning. The lymphatic system helps transport nutrients, remove toxins and blockages in the body.


Petrissage massage technique can include stretching, kneading and squeezing soft tissues and underlying muscles. Petrissage lifts tissues away from structures to relieve tension and stretches and loosens muscles fibres. Petrissage is also stimulates the skin including vascular and lymphatic responses. The lymphatic response allows the drainage of toxins and eliminates waste products in the body. The petrissage technique in which is applied with pressure helps break down adhesions. Adhesions are areas of thick connective tissue which develop after a muscular injury or surgery. Adhesions can pull on other areas, compress nerves and restrict movement causing pain.


Tapotement uses percussive movements such as tapping, ‘hacking’ and cupping to stimulate superficial nerve endings. This causes temporary toning and tightening of the skin and improves blood flow as it alternately constricts and relaxes of blood vessels. It also assists the removal of static lymph from the tissues.


The method you will use most frequently because you do it every time you shampoo. Using the fingers and thumb in a circular or rotational movement. For this technique you apply gentle but firm pressure and can easily develop a pattern of movement which will cover the hairline and scalp. Rotary massage is similar to Petrissage.