Treat Yourself to a Facial Massage

by aevans
Treat Yourself to a Facial Massage
Whoever said that massages are a modern day luxury? Records of massage therapy have been found in Chinese medical texts dating all the way back to the third century B.C. Ancient cultures like the Greeks and Persians also noted the medicinal and cosmetic benefits of massage therapy.

Recently, facial massage has become an extremely popular Western practice in order to shed years off our appearance. It can be done by a professional massage therapist, an aesthetician, cosmetologist or you can even do it yourself within the comforts of home. Facial massage slows down the aging process while relieving stress, sinus congestion, Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) and migraines.

Facial massage stimulates blood circulation in the face, which is often lacking after a full night’s sleep. During sleep, the body processes slow down leaving that pallid, puffy-eyed face we often see in the morning. The stimulation from facial massage increases the flow of oxygen to the face and increases collagen production (that wonderful protein that helps maintain skin elasticity).  Facial massage also reduces wrinkles as the massage relaxes tightened muscles, especially in the forehead. 
Benefits of facial massage:

  • Improvement of facial skin and muscle tone
  • Relaxation of facial and eye muscles
  • Alleviation of stress and anxiety
  • Relief from tension headaches and facial pain
  • Overall physical and mental relaxation

If you are a regular at the spa and have yet to experience the wonders of facial massage, make sure and ask the masseuse about it.  And if you have never had a massage, look into getting a monthly facial massage or if you choose to indulge—a full body massage.  Whether you are looking to keep your skin looking young and healthy or need stress relief from a busy life, take a little time out of each month to pamper yourself.

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