Published on Jul 30, 2016 and last reviewed on Sep 07, 2018 - 1 min read
This article discusses about facial massage, its uses and various techniques.
Facial massage is a soothing and relaxing procedure, with both physical and psychological benefits in the modern society name as facial. It is good for skin and it delays the skin aging. In this procedure, facial skin is subjected to cleansing, steaming, massaging, toning, moisturizing, etc., in a systematic manner.
Facial Massage Uses:
Massage, which is the mainstay of all facials
Finger Movements in Facial Massage:
Facial massage requires various movements of the fingers of the service provider over the skin surface of the individual. Movements are basically sequential. The continuous manual movements with unidirectional linear strokes or circular clockwise finger tip movements, causes mechanical stimulation and its frictional force causes thermal stimulation of the skin.
Mechanical stimulation should be done in the direction of hair growth and that leads to stimulation of stretch receptor in the muscles leading to increase muscle tone. Stronger tapping, kneading, pinching and squeezing during massage stimulate muscle contraction, which leads to skin tightening.
Thermal stimulation due to friction cause dilatation of blood vessels of the skin, which leads to increase demand of oxygen and nutrients in the tissues and also eliminate harmful metabolites.
Facial Massage Techniques:
Techniques of facial massage comprise the following ways.
Facial should be avoided in individual who have active acne over the face or infection or known hypersensitivity to the products used in facials. Otherwise, it is safe. Regular facial at three to four weeks interval delay the skin aging process.
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