Our Massage Rituals

Many of you know us for our approach to beauty which includes rituals, especially massage.

When we started to share rituals, many persons told me about the unprecedented nature of the power of touch over them.

Some even told me how touching had reconciled them to themselves, day after day. The power of touch is simple and magical at the same time ✨

I am so happy that this is still the heart of our message: sharing rituals, inspiring you to reconnect to yourself without compromise with the power of the touch and to take care of yourself above all.

I inherited massage from women in my family and they have become integrated reflexes in my evening rituals 🌙

I wanted to share with you some of them, to contribute to your relaxation. Once you try them in softer light and silence, I am sure that you will love them as much as I do.

MASSAGE 1.0

Many of you have asked me for a little capsule with the right and wrong things about massage in general. It seems that the abundance of content available on social media brings a lot of confusion 🙈

Here are your popular questions : “Rose, can massage cause wrinkles? Will my dark circles get worse? ”
Here are my suggestions:
- respect the structures of the face and the direction of drainage
- adopt simple gestures
- favor short massages
- and listen to your intuition during your massages if all this is new to you 🤗

INFLAMMATION & MASSAGE

Gentleness, slowness and benevolence are essential for massaging reactive skins prone to congestion, pimples or redness.

THE REVERSE MASSAGE

This reverse massage stimulates hair growth 💆‍♀️
I hope this massage will help you as much as it has helped me during my postpartum period 💕

THE LOWER FACE AREA & NECK MASSAGE

This massage will help to firm the area of the lower face, neck and décolleté.
To perform this massage properly, keep your hands flat (pickup or ramassage principle) with fairly deep pressure and firm movements.
Using a serum made of oils and fat-soluble active ingredients is the best (Léo here).
Short and well-executed massages are the best because they are done over the long term, once or twice a day and without really questioning yourself 💕

PLUMPING LIP MASSAGE

This massage requires deep enough pressure to stimulate circulation as well as the production of collagen and elastin. However, this massage has a flaw: you really have to do it every day to keep seeing the plumping effects 🤷‍♀️
Short and well-executed massages are the best because they are done over the long term, once or twice a day and without really questioning yourself 🤗
Using a serum made of oils and fat-soluble active ingredients is the best (Léo here). 

FOREHEAD MASSAGE

Short and well-executed massages are the best because they are done over the long term, once or twice a day and without really questioning yourself 🤗
Apart from the eyebrows, keep your hands flat (pick-up or ramassage principle).
Using a serum made of oils and fat-soluble active ingredients is the best (Léo here).
And above all, do not forget to massage yourself with love 💕


THE INSTANT CALMING MASSAGE

Take 1 minute to welcome calm and peace when you need it. This massage with pressure will be precious anytime you need it.

THE MASSAGE FOR HYPERSENSITIVE

With your fingertips, with light pressure and deep breaths, this tapping massage immediately brings calm and serenity.
I love adding a drop of Léo on my fingers for this.
This moment of calm will be suitable for people with hypersensitivity and for people who sometimes have moments of hypersensitivity. But if you have none of these, try this ritual and you will know when you need to enjoy it.


THE SCALP MASSAGE

Click on the icon to watch the massage ✨

The scalp massage which brings relaxation in times of worry and which also helps to prepare for sleeping. Soothing and rest are essential for beautiful skin and more ✨

So embracing scalp massage is a beautiful ritual to explore.

After giving birth, I found that the massage was also a great tool to stimulate hair regrowth, especially in the most fragile areas. Enjoy this ritual as much as you need 💕

Beautiful music by @valerie_lahaie from @espacepianoblanc

THE JAW MASSAGE 

No tension will resist this infinitely relaxing ritual which can contribute to more peaceful nights, or to reduce the persistent tensions on this part of the face 💫 These gestures are gentle, slow but deep and require enough concentration to be done while being mindful of the structures to relax.
This massage was performed during an oil cleanse using Eden.

Beautiful music by @valerie_lahaie from @espacepianoblanc



THE RELAXING BODY MASSAGE

Here we gently and slowly stretch shoulders, neck, arms, hands, décolleté, legs and feet.
In winter especially this massage before sleep helps to:
- warm up the cold ends,
- relax and prepare for rest,
- bring calm and appeasement.
This massage was done with our Smoothing Body Oil Zoé.

Beautiful music by @valerie_lahaie from @espacepianoblanc 

THE RAMASSAGE MASSAGE

I realize this one every night during my oil cleansing ritual using Eden.
Sometimes, I also do it during the nutrition stage with a serum with oils and fat-soluble active ingredients such as Léo or Morphée depending on my skin's needs.

THE FIRMING MASSAGE

I didn't resist the idea of having one of these firming (tightening) massages filmed in the heart of our beautiful winter ❄️
This type of massage requires to keep the hands as flat as possible, to exert a firm pressure and to pick up the skin towards the forehead, temples and neck while relaxing the muscles.
These movements must be fairly precise, slow and deep. Like all massages, the ideal is to perform this one in mindfulness even if you only have 2 minutes for it 🤗
The lifting gestures of this massage make it a draining, sculpting and firming ritual on the aesthetic level and uplifting on the spiritual level. Enjoy ✨🦋✨
Beautiful music by @valerie_lahaie 😍

 THE BELLY MASSAGE

I want to share with you here a firming belly massage that is typical of what many Central African women do as a postpartum or when losing a lot of weight.
This massage has been practiced since the dawn of time, with variables and different characteristics specific to each ethnic group and sometimes even, varying according to the families.
But overall it is a vigorous massage performed with your hands positioned horizontally on your belly, starting 2 weeks after childbirth for at least 1 year for just a few minutes a day. It is sometimes made with oil, heated banana leaves, ashes, or very hot water.

In the West, physiotherapists recommend starting this type of massage at least 4 to 6 weeks after childbirth. So I encourage you to get closer to your healthcare professional to do what's best for you.

My belly has changed since I gave birth.
I trusted this ritual. I used my hands, flat on my belly, every day, our Smoothing Body Oil Zoé, and 2 minutes of my time between August 2019 and October 2020 to naturally firm my belly, my skin. My body has changed and I have embraced this change with patience, kindness, care, and love.

I hope that sharing this ritual inspires you to regain a little more sovereignty over the care you give yourself throughout life 🤗

THE FIRMING MASSAGE FOR THE LEGS OR "ANTI-CELLULITE" MASSAGE

This is not an African massage, but it is performed as women massage their bodies in Central Africa with flat hands and firm, vigorous pressure.
However, it has 5 typical stages of lymphatic drainage that European beauticians and many massage therapists know:
1. Effleurage
2. Kneading
3. Pinches
4. Percussions
5. Pull and roll move is the most uncomfortable and even painful for fibrous cellulite. The aqueous and fatty cellulite often handle it better.
I’ve done this massage every day since giving birth and have used my flat hands, our Smoothing Body Oil Zoé, and 2 to 3 minutes of my time.
This massage will help firm the skin whether you are gaining or losing weight as well.


 
 




I am beyond excited to share these treasures with you.

Avec Amour,

Rose - Founder of Luxcey