Eastern Facial Massage
Eastern Facial Massage is a blend of traditional massage systems taken from Japan – “Anma” and India -“Ayurveda”.
The East has a strong tradition of using facial massage, using techniques of rubbing, stretching, stroking and pumping to help improve the complexion. These techniques help remove toxins and drain excess lymph from the face and by literally smoothing out and pumping up of wrinkles. The West is only now coming to realise the benefits of these type of massages for the body.
The fingers are used to work the acupressure points on the face and neck to encourage the flow of positive energy .
WHY IT WORKS:
Every body has 14 energy lines running through it from the soles of the feet, the palms of the hands up to the face and top of the head and over 360 acupressure points along these meridians. In Japan these points are know as Tsubos. the application of pressure to these points can release blocked and stagnant energy and encourage the flow of vital positive energy, which which have a positive and health giving effect on all the organs of the body and a general feeling of well being.
Applying pressure to these energy points can release blocked energy, allowing positive energy to flow throughout the body, which increases the health and well being within and without the body.
The corresponding points are stimulated to encourage the body to heal itself. Each pressure point on the ear triggers an electrical impulse from the ear to the brain and then to the specific area of the body being treated. For example, a treatment for smoking cessation would likely include the ear points that relate to the lung, sympathetic nervous system and the mouth.
You will lay down on the massage couch fully dressed although it is helpful to have access to the upper shoulders.
The ears, face, neck , shoulders, top front of chest and head are all massaged in this treatment.
General massage techniques are used to give a very relaxing massage on the face. neck and head.
Acupressure points on the face, neck and ears are worked.
Lymph is drained from from the facial area.
Lines and wrinkles are worked to help plump them up.
A massage wax is used on the face, so removal of heavy make up is recommended.
A hair cap is worn throughout the treatment.
Eastern Facial Massage can help with
- Improve circulation to the skin
- Reduce Wrinkles and expression lines
- Improve skin suppleness and underlying muscle tone
- Ear Ache
- Eye Strain
- Release of stagnant energy
- Balances the Chakras
The following are contra-indications for Eastern Facial Massage:
- Recent head or neck injuries
- High or low blood pressure
- Severe bruising
- Recent operations (within 6 weeks)
- Abrasions and cuts in treatment area
- Skin, eye or scalp infections
- Recent haemorrhage
- Spastic conditions
In some cases, where a condition has been stabilised, your doctor must be consulted to gain his/her approval and assurance that the treatment would be safe in view of your case hi
- People with degenerative spinal disorders such as osteoporosis and arthritis require a more gentle massage.
- Pressure should be moderated according to the individual’s needs and characteristics, including age.
- Allow five to ten days between treatments to give the body a chance to get rid of the toxins liberated by the treatment.
Eastern Facial Massage treatment is not a substitute for traditional medical care by your GP, it is a complementary therapy that may be used in conjunction with conventional medicine. Should you be aware of any reason why this treatment is contraindicated for you or you have a serious health problem, please consult your GP
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