What are the proven benefits of facial massage?
Facial massage is a physiological method of restoring the elasticity of the muscles and soft tissues of the face. Thus, we preserve youth as long as possible, leaving everyone the right to his individuality. Does facial massage work equally well at 20, 30 and 40 years old?
Of course, the younger the woman, the faster the muscle activity on the face is restored. Therefore, at the age of 20, massage is aimed more at prevention, in order to avoid the formation of creases, folds, deep wrinkles and slipping of muscle layers. At the age of 30+, the purpose of massage is to maintain normal tone of the facial muscles.
After 40 years, many women already have quite serious changes in the muscular frame of the face and this, in turn, is reflected in changes in soft tissues. With the help of massage, you can change this state. We relax some muscle groups, on the contrary, we strain others, thereby reducing the depth of occurrence of wrinkles and folds on the face. What problems can be solved with facial massage?
First of all, it is a static look of the face. Reduction or prevention of folds and creases, removal of puffiness. Also, during the massage, conditions such as stress, internal anxiety, depression are relieved. Many dermatologists claim that facial massage can provoke outbreaks of acne and subcutaneous inflammation on the skin. This is true?
Often, inflammation is not associated with massage, but with the means on which the massage is performed. Many girls and even specialists use natural oils for massage – olive, coconut, rosehip oil. Thus, the possibility of blockage of the sebaceous glands increases and, as a result, rashes appear.
To avoid such complications, it is necessary to seriously approach the issue of facial massage, observing all the rules of asepsis: disinfection of hands and items for massage; suitable massage agent, etc.
At the same time, none of these diseases is a contraindication for a facial massage procedure.
How often do you need to take a massage course for a good effect?
Massage is an effect on muscles. Accordingly, we work with the muscles of the face in the same way as with any others on the body. What is a course? We try to do the procedures / workouts as often as possible in order to achieve the result. I always recommend vigorous training 2-3 times a week to start. Then keep fit: attend facial massage procedures or do self-massage at home.
Is it possible to achieve a similar effect if you do self-massage of the face?
Self-massage of the face differs from massage of the face in that we do self-massage ourselves, and the massage is done to us by a qualified and trained specialist. Therefore, we must understand that this is a serious scientific approach that requires preparation. At the very least, prepare your face for the massage, use the right products, and not something that is at hand. And, of course, take a good course or school to master such a technique as self-massage.
It is not difficult to master different techniques of self-massage of the face, starting from the Gua sha technique, lymphatic drainage or classical massage.
You can do self-massage of your face even every day, but at the same time, of course, it is advisable to contact a specialist who, once a week, will work out those places and clamps that we cannot fully do on our own.