Massage Techniques to Try During Your Next Manicure
Is there anything more relaxing than getting a manicure? We think not! But adding a massage to your manicure routine can take things to an even higher level of relaxation. Here are some of our favorite massage techniques to try during your next mani session. So give them a try, and let us know how you feel!
Massage techniques for the ultimate manicure
Manicures are a great way to pamper your hands and keep them looking beautiful. But why not make the experience more relaxing by incorporating one of these massage techniques?
- Wrist Rolling: Start with the palms of your hands facing up, then roll both wrists in circles at the same time for 10-15 seconds. This is a great way to loosen tightness in your arms and wrists.
- Finger Flicks: With one hand supporting your other wrist, start at the base of each finger and flick upwards towards the fingertips. Light pressure should be used during this technique to help release tension in your fingers and palm area.
- Hand Palming: Place your hands in a cup shape, with your palms and fingers pressed together. Gently press down on your hands for 10-15 seconds or until you feel the tension release. This technique helps increase blood flow and reduce stress in the hand area.
- Thumb Circles: Place one thumb in the center of your palm, then lightly massage outward in a circular motion. Use firm pressure on each spot as you make your way around to each finger and thumb joint. This can help relax tense muscles that may be causing pain or stiffness.
Manicures are an excellent way to pamper yourself, so why not take it up a notch by incorporating some massage techniques? These simple tips can help you relax into the experience and leave you feeling refreshed and recharged. So, go ahead, show your hands a little love!
How to give yourself a relaxing manicure massage
Start by washing your hands with soap and warm water to give yourself a relaxing manicure massage. Next, apply lotion to each finger, especially around the cuticles. Next, using your middle fingers and thumbs, begin massaging your hands in circular motions for 5-10 minutes. Next, move up to the wrists, using a kneading motion to penetrate the muscles and release tension. Once you have finished massaging your hands, take a few moments to appreciate how relaxed they feel.
Next, it’s time to give yourself a good manicure. Start by pushing back the cuticles with an orange stick or metal pusher before filing down nails into desired shape and length. Use nail clippers if necessary, then buff away any ridges with a buffer. Finally, apply cuticle oil and massage it in to help soften the skin around your nails. Finish off by applying a base coat, two coats of nail polish, and a top coat.
Afterward, sit back and admire your beautiful manicure! Enjoy the relaxation that comes with taking the time to pamper yourself. Your hands will thank you for it!