Get your glow going! Discover all of facial massage’s gifts.

If there is ever a time to let facial massage work some magic, it’s right before a holiday party!  Facing the holidays is way more fun when you get your own glow going. But there are also benefits beyond that luminous new look that can carry you right through the new year.

Lydia Sarfati, a 30 year skincare expert, explores these real benefits in a recent article in Skin, Inc. magazine.

First there’s stress and what massage therapy can do.

“Some physicians suggest  stress may be responsible for 75% of all diseases in the Western world, including skin diseases (e.g., psoriasis and eczema), headaches and migraine, digestive disorders, high blood pressure and heart-related diseases, as well as backache and muscle pain, poor eyesight and depression … solution is to find ways to manage the stresses … one way is the use of massage therapy.”

Learn what the ancients always knew.

Massage has been around for more than 3,000 years, and was used in the ancient cultures of the Chinese, Egyptian, Grecian, Roman and Indian people. 

Pehr Henrik Ling, known as one of the fathers of modern massage, developed a Swedish movement system, now known as Swedish massage. As the benefits of massage became undeniable, the art developed and advanced. Today, it is known that effective massage goes way beyond relaxing clients.

Check out these facial massage health and skin benefits.

Sarfati says, facial massage, when performed correctly,  can provide clients with all of these health and skin benefits:

• Stimulates circulation.
• Detoxifies.
• Stimulates sebaceous production.
• Relaxes the nerves.
• Releases toxins trapped between the tissues and muscles.
• Oxygenates skin tissues.
• Provides physiological and psychological benefits.
• Aids in the extraction process.
• Hydrates by bringing nutrients to the surface layer of the skin.
• Increases lymphatic flow.
• Eases muscle tension.

Sarfati also says,  “There are mechanical massage alternatives available today, but it takes a deep understanding of the under workings of the skin to optimize benefits and avoid the risk of exaggerating facial lines. A working knowledge of the bones, muscles and lymphatic system of the face will give you a competitive edge over mechanical alternatives.”

Glowing, healthy looking complexions become real with perfect facial massage. Enjoy. 

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