Massage An Age old Remedy
Massage therapy was in use in ancient China and Egypt as early as 3000 B.C. The Egyptians were thought to have created reflexology around 2500 B.C. Chinese massage, originating from a combination of traditional Chinese medicine, martial arts, Buddhism and Taoism, focused on correcting the energy flow in the body to cure illnesses and relieve symptoms. A form of relaxation, sensuality and healing massage’s place in rejuvenating the body is a therapy enjoyed by people throughout the ages.
Facial Muscles & Stress
There are more than forty muscles in the face. These muscles allow for the functions use of the mouth, nose and eyes; but also contribute to facial expressions. Like other muscles of the body facial massage promotes relaxation, relieves the tension from stress and restores energy to your face and body by increasing circulation. Our faces look puffier and paler in the morning I due to decreased circulation while we sleep; Facial massage is a great way to get the blood flowing again. Even a brief facial massage given while washing our face in the morning lends to a healthy bright looking complexion. A facial massage administered consistently tightens and lift the facial muscle and gives our skin a youthful appearance. It’s no wonder it has been called an anti-aging treatment!
Facial massages can keep the skin looking young, smoother, firmer and more beautiful. Massage accomplishes this by releasing tension, minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, increasing circulation, tightening facial muscles, normalizing the moisture balance, reducing impurities and toxins, and increasing radiance. Facial massages can be completed at home or are treatments offered at spas by massage therapists.
Steps to a Facial Massage
Here are the basic steps to treat yourself to facial massage: