The power of touch // a self soothing ritual
In the last few weeks I have been learning new ways of self soothing. Recently I have discovered how important the power of touch is for soothing my nerves especially before sleeping. I have been turning my night time face moisturizing routine into a time to slow down, get out of my head and gently massage my face. I am spending extra care around my eyes, eyebrows, and jaw—areas that hold tension. One technique that my amazing esthetician @oilandwaterskincare has taught me, is to gently draw circles around my eyes with my pointer or middle fingers. 🌀
To do this start at or slightly above your eyebrows with your pointer fingers or middle fingers. Then gently press your fingers into your face and drag your fingers around your eyes moving them in opposite directions while spending extra time to move your eyebrows away from each other. This will combat those tired and squinty eyes that have been looking at a screen for the past 4 weeks.
Next find your Masseter (jaw) muscle. To do this first find the end of your earlobe draw a line about 1 inward where you will feel a little muscle that pops out when you clench your jaw. Relax your jaw by separating your top and bottom teeth. Then gently and slowly push into this area and create little circles to ease some of the tension stored in your jaw.
Other ways you can get more self touch in:
hug yourself 🤗
massage your hands, feet, legs, arms, or belly 💆🏻♀️
Foam roll your body 💃🏻
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