Improve Skin by Reducing Stress

Learn how to make your clients skin look better by reducing inflammatory stress hormones, the root of multiple skin problems, through cultivating the power of your touch with advanced facial massage techniques.

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Online Facial Acupressure Course

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Facial Acupressure is now available as an online course. Simply click on this link below to enroll.
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I’m Gaynor. I've been in the esthetics industry for quite some time now, over 30 years in fact. One of the most valuable skills that helped me succeed was developing a professional and caring touch. Investing in the our own hands stays with us where ever we may practice.

My initial training was in my hometown of Birmingham, England and I've continued to learn and practice numerous styles of massage techniques over the years some even taught by top industry experts themselves. As an eager student it was a natural transition for me to progress into role of an educator to share my skills and knowledge.

I moved to California in 2001 and taught nationally and internationally for various companies creating class curriculum, training modules as well as treatment protocols to support estheticians for their success.

Now my path has brought me to a place where I combine my passions of working with my hands, teaching and sharing various massage techniques to fellow estheticians helping refine their hands-on skills to enhance their client’s experience.
All classes are inspired, created and taught by me, Gaynor Farmer-Katics LE, CIBTAC dip.


Facial Acupressure

Facial Acupressure is a deeply relaxing massage technique whereby specific points on the face and neck are rhythmically pressed to encourage the smooth flow of energy. During this one day hands on class you will experience the relaxation effect yourself as well as learn the entire sequence to incorporate into your skincare treatments.

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Lymphatic Drainage Massage of the Face and Neck

The feather light pressure used in this technique makes lymphatic drainage massage a highly versatile technique suitable for all skin types and conditions. It is specifically effective for inflamed, congested and irritated skins. As the lymphatic system is a component of the immune system it serves to neutralize toxins and calm the skin internally.

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Revitalizing Eye Massage & Stress Reducing Scalp Massage

Stress and tension can be stored in any area of the body. The eye area and the scalp are very commonly affected by tight muscles in many of our clients. Learning new massage techniques will help you to further customize your skincare treatments without the purchase of additional equipment.

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Anti-Stress Face Massage

Transport your stressed-out clients to a zone of serenity with this ultra-soothing facial massage technique. Induce a deep state of relaxation with the release of “feel-good” neurotransmitters reducing the inflammatory effects of stress hormones giving an anti-ageing benefit and promoting a healthier skin; suitable for all skin types and conditions.

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Soothing and Smoothing Upper Body and Arm Massage

Help release built up strain in your client’s muscles by soothing and smoothing muscle tension from the upper body all the way to their fingertips during this one day class. You will learn 2 routines which may be offered individually or combined for a truly indulgent experience.

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Class Schedule

Upcoming Events

Title Date Location
Soothing and Smoothing Upper Body and Arm Massage 10 Nov 2019 1675 Rollins Road, Burlingame, CA 94010, USA
Lymphatic Drainage Massage of the Face & Neck 11 Nov 2019 1675 Rollins Road, Burlingame, CA 94010, USA

Past Events

Title Date Location
Facial Acupressure 14 Oct 2019 1675 Rollins Road, Burlingame, CA, USA
Anti-Stress Face Massage 13 Oct 2019 1675 Rollins Road, Burlingame, CA, USA
Revitalizing Eye & Stress Reducing Scalp Massage 16 Sep 2019 1675 Rollins Road, Burlingame, CA, USA
Lymphatic Drainage Massage of the Face & Neck 15 Sep 2019 1675 Rollins Road, Burlingame, CA 94010, USA


Host a class at your venue

If you're an esthetician or massage therapist with a group of fellow professional friends who would love to learn together, I also offer on-site training at your venue.  

Also available for businesses with a team that require training or an esthetics school wanting to offer post-graduate education classes to existing students or alumni.

Please contact me on 925-725-5492 or for more details.

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There are several benefits to learning new techniques.
  • By broadening your repertoire of skills equips you to have a positive effect on a variety of skin conditions more effectively.
  • It encourages your hands to become more proficient leading to a more refined touch.
  • Fuels your passion and feeds your soul's desire to help clients feel better.
  • Deepens your mindfulness, stillness and awareness to benefit YOU as well as your client.
  • Expands and adds variety to your service menu for increased client satisfaction. It is fact, satisfied clients do return to you.
All of my massage techniques offer great flexibility as to when and where they may be incorporated into any service. Regardless of your specialty here are a few suggestions of how and why they add value to your service.
  • Lash or brow artist - Revitalizing Eye Massage prior to your lash work helps to relax fluttery eyelids.
  • Age Management - Your clients would benefit from all of my techniques, especially Facial Acupressure and Lymphatic Drainage Massage.
  • Express facial services - Add Soothing and Smoothing Upper Body and Arm Massage during the masque stage of the treatment.
  • Chemical peels - Stress Reducing Scalp Massage avoids manipulating facial areas while still offering relaxation and pleasure.
  • Holistic approaches to skincare and traditional facials allow you to offer any and all of my techniques at various stages of your treatment.
  • Lymphatic Drainage Massage or Facial Acupressure will add to the efficacy of your acne or rosacea services. 
  • Help reduce stress and encourage deep relaxation with Anti-Stress Face Massage.
Students are welcome to attend any of my massage classes. It is highly recommended that you have at least 300 hours before signing up for Lymphatic Drainage Massage or Facial Acupressure.
  • Rest well the night before so you are more alert and receptive to absorb new information.
  • Practice, practice, practice! As soon as you get home or the next day have someone lined up who you can practice on. Repetition is the key to learning.
  • Even if you do not have someone you can practice on, repeating the sequence with your hands in mid air, you've heard of "air guitar" this is "air massage". It will still help the cognitive brain learn the routine.
Each class is purposely kept small and intimate assuring individual attention can be given to each learner. The maximum in some classes is 8 and other classes is 12.
One day classes minimize the time away from your home, practice or school for your convenience. I always encourage immediate practice following class to reinforce what you learned in class.
My lesson plans are well organized and consolidated ensuring maximum learning takes place.
Facial Acupressure and Lymphatic Drainage Massage have a prerequisite of a webinar and assessment to complete prior to attending the practical class. This allows to solely focus on the techniques themselves.
I recommend you wear comfortable clothing, what you would normally wear when you treat your clients. Flat comfortable shoes also help with you posture and alignment as some techniques require standing.

You could bring a pencil (pens are provided) and all of the learning guides are issued in class. The only other thing is a smile and an open, willing attitude to learn something new. 
As the focus of each class is for you to learn and practice new techniques theory is kept to a minimum. In order to fully understand where you hands, fingers or thumbs should be placed, a brief overview of anatomy is included in most of the classes.
Monthly newsletters include latest class dates and helpful hints and tips for creating the most sensory facial experience.


  • Please call or email for additional information about classes.