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What if there were no anti aging solutions.........

Updated on September 14, 2012

No anti aging skin care solutions?- Weird!

It was a sudden thought. What if there were no anti aging solutions in this world? What would happen to the millions of people who cannot do without their daily make up routine? This idea was quite funny but intriguing as well.

If we were to give this idea a serious thought, what would be the solution? Very simple. People would be walking about, flaunting their natural skin without flinching a wee bit, because without cosmetics and make up, it would be a perfectly casual thing to appear just as you are.

With eye make up, foundation, mascara, concealer and lipsticks being unheard of words, who would ever worry about their looks? The focus would then be on the way you carried yourself, the confidence that you exuded, and your overall attitude and these would determine whether a person is good looking or otherwise. Quite interesting, isn't it?

Fortunately (or unfortunately?) this is not the situation today. On the contrary, we find it difficult to choose from the innumerable range of cosmetics presently available on the market. Cashing in on the endless want of the millions of people to look young and attractive, spurious products also have made their way into the households.


In the Absence of Cosmetics

Even if cosmetics were not introduced, people would still be looking for ways to make themselves appear attractive by using natural home-made face masks and lotions. This is to say that there have been several methods of facial and manicures done even long long ago.

Body massage is one of those great techniques of the yesteryears which is very successful to this day, in helping women retain a youthful skin. People have resorted to massaging as a healing therapy for centuries in almost all cultures around the world.

Human touch has the power to heal the body physically and emotionally. Massage stimulates the circulatory, lymphatic and neuromuscular systems in the body and influences their active functioning.

Ancient healing therapies

According to Chinese medical literature, massage therapy is an age old traditional method of healing introduced almost 4000 years ago. It is still a very successful therapy practiced in China. In India, it is a part of Ayurveda, the traditional medical practice.

How massage therapy became popular in the US

In the United States, a type of massage known as the Swedish Massage was introduced in the mid 19th century and it became very popular by the end of the century with several American doctors resorting to this healing technique.

The beginning of the 20th century saw the advancement of technology and prescription medicines, so massage therapy took a back seat with only a few massage therapists continuing to practice this age old method of curing patients with depression symptoms and conditions like rheumatoid arthritis.

However, as the 20th century drew to a close, this ancient technique saw its revival in a big way as the medical fraternity began to recognize the benefits of alternative medicine and its powerful healing capabilities.

Kerala Ayurveda Massage

Benefits of body massage

  • Relieves stress by easing the taut muscles.
  • Makes you feel very calm and easy.
  • Relieves pain in specific parts of your body like the joints.
  • A whole body massage facilitates efficient circulation of blood and lymph in your body.
  • Refreshes a tired you.
  • Makes your skin smooth and younger looking.
  • Endorphin release is increased by massage, thus resulting in high spirits.
  • Improves the immune system.
  • This kind of healing technique has no side-effects, so is a very safe procedure.

For beauty and vitality

Today, with more and more people taking to massage therapy, there are, in the United States, more than a hundred thousand therapists who recommend effective body massage as a way out of many ailments. Today, there are people who opt for a body massage not only to alleviate stress but as a way to increasing one's beauty like developing a radiant and smooth skin and a flawless complexion. People who want to look younger (meaning a majority of the population) can resort to body massage as a very important step in their anti aging mission.

For other ways to combat the aging process, you can see this page here.


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    • remaniki profile image

      Rema T V 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Very nice of you Marissa to post a beautiful comment here. I feel honored. Thanks for your time and patience.

      Yes, massages are great for reducing your stress levels.

      I have been quite inactive on HubPages for quite sometime now. Your visit has really motivated me to make more hubs in future. Thanks again.



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      Marissa 5 years ago from United States

      If there was ever a time when women stopped wearing make-up, I'd be in heaven! I apply lotion on my face when I'm at home, but when I'm going out and about I apply make-up. I have never been a big fan of it, but I've been brainwashed to think it's absolutely necessary when in public.

      Massages are wonderful ways to relieve stress. I could go for one right now!

      Great hub! Voted up, useful and interesting!

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      Rema T V 7 years ago from Chennai, India

      Hi Darknlovely3436,

      You are absolutely right. We seem to have forgotten or neglected the natural resources that are available at hand to maintain our youthfulness and have become dependent on artificial (and perhaps harmful) remedies. Thanks for the nice comment.



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      Annie 7 years ago from NewYork

      Some folks do not realise that natural remedy is all around, however depending on companies or the plastic surgeon to make up maintain the youthful use, is not always th best, and yes aging gracefully and naturally, it works for some and not for other, ...however, the key to the aging process depends within all of us... there are so many natural remedies, that we can use to protect our body, we have become so depending on chemicals

      we forgot, in ancient times, folks only sources where natural stuff, by discovering them right in the own backyard ... so to speak...

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      Rema T V 7 years ago from Chennai, India

      Hi Dave,

      Much to the chagrin of the women hubbers here, I totally agree with you. I believe in 'aging gracefully and naturally'. I personally think that all human beings are beautiful with their beauty being in their inner self. Great comment from you. Thank you. Cheers


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      Dave Mathews 7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      remaniki: This is a nice article and informative. Thank you. I will never ever be able to understand why women will spend so much money on temporary topical creams etc. to try and appear younger. To me it is a waste of hard earned money for something that only give the impression of working but doesn't. Why can't women understand that they age is what it is and they cannot improve on the natural look God has created for them and given them?

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      Rema T V 7 years ago from Chennai, India

      Thank you very much Zampano for the positive feedback.



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      zampano 7 years ago

      Nice way to expose thoughts deeper than makeup.

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      Rema T V 7 years ago from Chennai, India

      Thanks very much Audrey for stopping by and leaving a nice comment.

      Warm Regards


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      Audrey Hunt 7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Oh, there is nothing better than a body and foot massage. I wish I could indulge myself every single day.For me it is both a physical, healing and spiritual experience. Thank you for a wonderful hub. Rated up

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      Rema T V 7 years ago from Chennai, India

      Thanks very much. Glad you liked it.

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      revitawellness 7 years ago from Mecklenburg

      Body massage best anti aging treatments, thanks for sharing