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Facial Massages

Updated on October 6, 2012

Facial Massages and Their Benefits

There are many reasons why a facial massage is beneficial. Though you might not have given it much thought, your face can hold just as much tension as the rest of you does. That's why it's important that it is not overlooked when it comes time to reward yourself with a bit of relaxation. If you've never had a facial massage you may be curious as to the many benefits of this variety of massage, as well as what you should expect at your massage appointment. So, here is a brief guide to facial massage.

Why Have a Facial Massage

Not only can facial massage bring the blood flow back to your face, thereby, alleviating puffiness, but it also has the ability to tighten facial muscles and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. In addition, facial massages can flush out toxins and improve the radiance of your skin by returning moisture to the cells. Therefore, facial massage can make you feel and look better effortlessly, without the use of creams or surgery.

What to Expect At Your Facial Massage

If you've set up that first appointment with the beauty therapist and have been looking forward to it since you booked it, you might be wondering just what happens during the actual facial massage. Well, firstly, the therapist will typically have you scrub your face to remove all impurities and make up (to save some time in this step, it's best to go to your appointment without wearing any foundation or blush). Next, your skin must be exfoliated, in order to remove dead skin cells. After the preparation process is finished, the therapist will apply a tiny amount of cream or oil, so let them know if you might be allergic to anything.

Facial Massage Techniques

The therapist should spend no more than twenty minutes or so on the facial massage, and should not apply to much pressure to any part of your face. Usually they will work on your forehead, cheeks, chin, and your brow line, in order to bring circulation to your face and minimize the look of those fine lines. In some cases, they may even massage your nostrils and mouth, as well as your eyes, but they should use care in these areas, as they are extremely sensitive.

The ears are typically the grand finale of your facial massage, and provide a great deal of relaxation, and also contain pressure points that can sometimes help other parts of your body, if the therapist knows a bit about reflexology.

A Great Treat!

A facial massage is a great way to treat yourself and improve the look of your skin. In our stressful, modern world, it's important that we take the time to unwind every now and again, so schedule your facial massage today and see what a difference it can make.

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