While there is nothing like having a knowledgeable massage therapist work through physical pain and soreness with powerful techniques drawn from traditional modalities (experience Red Flower massage and body therapies with our destination spa partners), a good understanding of the power and beauty of self massage is a simple way to find catharsis and relief.
“your hand touching mine. this is how galaxies collide.”
- Sanober Khan
NOTE: Be generous with yourself and the amount of product you apply over the body.
Create a tranquil atmosphere with dim lights, play sound bath music (we like 1000 shomyo monks) and candles, aromatherapeutic oil and lotion, and a yoga or workout mat and large towel.
Light a french lavender candle. Lavender is derived from the latin word, lavo "to wash", this fragrant herb has figured into bathing rituals for the past 2,500 years. used by the greeks and romans to scent their baths, and now raised in Provence, France, a former roman province. The candle light and aroma wash away feelings of stress.
Breathe in and out and stretch hands, neck, arms and legs.
Select a Flowers Hold Life Aromatherapeutic Body Oils and Lotion. French Lavender induces a calm, restful state, Ocean is restorative and Indian Jasmine sensual and heady.
Place hands on soles of the feet for grounding and setting intention for relaxation.
Using lotion, massage feet and gently tug toes and shiatsu compressions on soles with palms - stretching fully forward for deep relaxation.
Massage legs in circular motions with oil and follow with a sweeping application of lotion.
Apply pressure with thumb to PC6 at the inside of the wrist to open energy flow and induce relaxation. massage arms and apply a layer of lotion.
With fingertips, press CV17 along sternum and then rest your palm on the point.
Close with gentle scalp massage with Illuminating Rose Collagen Renewal Face Serum and gentle thumb pressure on the third eye.
PC6, Inner Pass - inside of wrist, opens energy flow, calms, relieves nausea associated with nervousness/anxiety
CV17, Sea of Tranquility - on the sternum, quells anxiety, promotes deep emotional healing. For self-healing, place prayer hands in front of chest and press thumbs into point
Third eye GV24.5 - between and slightly above inner corners of eyebrows, promotes peace of mind, meditation, insightfulness, and relaxation
Remove petals from top of candles and place into a small bowl or sachet for lasting scent.
Lighting an French Lavender candle fills the area with calm.
Uplift and relax the body and mind and bring softness and glow to the skin.
Inhaling essential oil and absorbing it through the skin transmits signals to the limbic system, a region of the brain responsible for emotions and memories and has been shown to reduce in blood pressure and increase in "feel-good" hormones like serotonin and dopamine. rose oil is able to decrease levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the blood and stimulates the mesolimbic reward pathway in the brain. Rose oil delivers more intense feelings of relaxation that suggests a reduction in respiration rate, blood oxygen saturation, and systolic blood pressure during stressful situations.* The scent of rose is also considered a natural aphrodisiac and highly pleasurable.
Lift spirits, relax, reduce feelings of anxiety, reduce muscle soreness and stiffness, improve blood flow and circulation, softened skin to an abundant glow.
Scent, detoxify and balance the skin, a surge of vitamin c and powerful omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, encouraging cellular turnover and increased blood flow, promote healthy skin.
Cathartic peace and grounded.
To bring the Massage Remedy benefits fully to the face always apply a few drops of Illuminating Rose Collagen Renewal Face Serum to the face while skin is still damp.