Facial Massage Treatment
If you’ve ever been sorely disappointed by over-priced anti-aging serums or the outrageous claims of toning, firming, and lifting creams that fail to deliver their promises—and sometimes even burn the skin with their harsh chemicals—this type of massage may be perfect for you. Or if you’ve ever admired the healthy glow of an A-list actor as she/he cascades down a red carpet, Facial Massage will definitely appeal to you.
The Wall Street Journal’s Life & Culture section praised Facial Massage as an intelligent alternative to expensive creams and frightening surgical procedures by stating, “[Facial massage] can be a great alternative to invasive treatments like Botox. Like the rest of your body, your face has many muscles, and like your shoulders or back, it gets tight and holds on to stress.”
A Facial Massage relaxes, stimulates the blood to increase oxygen and cell growth, and improves elasticity. Clearly, it is a far more effective means of anti-aging and toning than the more invasive procedures. Indeed, real beauty starts with a healthy diet, plenty of water, and exercise—but a facial can also help stop the signs of aging and vastly assist the skin to look and feel its best, long term.
Instead of tampering with your body’s natural design, a facial merely encourages and enhances the body’s own chemistry. Unnecessary surgical procedures are extremely expensive, not to mention risky if botched. Additionally, healing time is generally needed and subsequent procedures or upkeep may be also necessary. A face massage is natural, and works with the body instead of against it. A massage is healing, it does not require healing.
Not only is this method more affordable and less insidious, it’s brilliantly relaxing. We all know that the Sun as well as very cold weather can be drying/damaging to skin and cause premature aging, but stress and worry can also be a perpetrator of wrinkly or dull skin. Additionally, a Facial Massage can help alleviate the painful symptoms of allergies by relaxing sinus pressure and tension that builds under the eyes, on the forehead, and at the temples. Also, if you suffer from teeth grinding/clenching or TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome/Disorder), a Facial Massage can offer some important relief to the pain that invades the jaw area.
Another bonus of Facial Massage is that the majority of the oils used generally contain many important vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that nourish and moisturize skin. Certain oils, such as coconut and sweet almond, can also help tone and strengthen the skin, giving it a beautiful and youthful glow. Many fashion models have used it as a secret weapon prior to photo shoots for years.
A facial massage is also highly restorative and prompts the body to do what it does naturally, in a far more effective manner than pills, creams, etc. which have potential to do harm to the skin. Or in the best case scenario, they can be a huge waste of money. By contrast, a facial is relaxing, stimulating, nurturing, and beneficial to the mind and emotional wellbeing without added side effects.
Japanese Zogan Massage (anti-aging face massage) by Yukuko Tanaka
Before and After Videos
Self Facial Massage