Targeted Facial Massage For Glowing Skin

Nothing makes your skin glow more than a facial massage. While many clients understand the benefits of a body massage, they may not understand the benefits of facial massage. Facial massage can provide a multitude of benefits, including improvements in: skin texture, elasticity, fine lines, wrinkles and skin discolor­ation. 

The Benefits of Facial Massage

Massage has many physiological and psychological benefits. When the body senses touch, reflex receptors respond by increasing blood and lymph flow. The central nervous system is affected, resulting in a state of relaxation.

Massage also helps provide clients with a glowing, healthy-looking complexion. Most clients enjoy the benefits of skin rejuvenation, but are surprised at how a facial massage can improve their overall wellness. For example, a study reported that massage significantly decreases cortisol levels (-31%), the chemical your body releases when you are stressed. Massage was also noted to increase levels of dopamine (+31%) and serotonin (+28%), neurotra­nsmitters that are responsible for feelings of happiness and self-worth.

Charlie incorporates The Five Major Facial Massage Movements into all Facial Treatments

The five forms of hand manipulation: effleurage, petrissage, friction, tapotement and vibration. This style of massage should involve a rhythmic movement to the skin and tissues. Therefore, we choose a massage medium that will allow enough slip to complete the massage comfortably and successfully.

Effleurage. A light stroking movement is applied with the fingers (digital) and palms (palmar) in a slow and rhythmic manner.

Petrissage. This compression technique includes kneading, squeezing and pinching. This affects the deeper muscle tissue of the face.

Tapotement. The fingertips strike the skin in rapid succession as a percussive stroke.

Friction. To stimulate circulation and glandular activity, employ this invigorating rubbing technique. It can be performed in a circular manner or a crisscross manner with the fingers working in opposition to each other.

Vibration. This highly stimulating movement should be used sparingly. This is a shaking movement and is performed over wide areas.

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