Face and Head Massage Techniques for Your Practice
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Face and Head Massage Techniques for Your Practice

Author(s): Wendi White

2CE credits 9 Lessons Text

In this course, discover how to incorporate facial and head massage into your practice while taking an in-depth look at the indications and contraindications. Explore how Indian head massage techniques can help clients with Bell’s palsy and acupressure can relieve tinnitus symptoms. Learn how to free up constrictions within the facial muscles and connective tissues which may help with anti-aging. 

When you finish this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify constrictions in the face and head muscles;
  • Explain the benefits of using massage techniques for Indian head massage, facial massage for anti-aging, Bell’s palsy and tinnitus and acupressure;
  • Cite the indications and contraindications of working on the face and head;
  • List the principles of each method;
  • Name, describe and demonstrate the following conditions: anti-aging, Bell’s palsy, tinnitus, and specific massage protocols for each.

  1. Facial Anatomy
  2. The Basics of Facial Massage
  3. Facial Lymph Massage
  4. Sample Facial Massage Protocol
  5. Indian Head Massage (IHM)
  6. Acupressure for Facial Massage
  7. Conditions That May Benefit From Facial Massage and Acupressure
  8. Lesson 8: Incorporating Face and Head Massage Into Your Practice
  9. Resources

Wendi graduated Baltimore School of Massage in 2001 and began teaching massage therapy continuing education in 2005. Her goal is to be able to educate others on their own body's ability to heal itself by creating a safe learning and healing environment. She has taken extensive courses on fibromyalgia, chronic pain, diabetes, and headaches. She enjoys teaching the client what they can do to help themselves.