The majority of us agree that getting a face massage feels wonderful. Not only is it great for relaxation, but it leaves you with glowing skin. Also, it has physical and emotional benefits. People often get a massage for back pain, headaches, or muscle tension. However, a massage for your face is just as stimulating?
Face massage is considered one of the best skin care practices. If you want smooth, younger-looking skin, it has its advantages. It helps rejuvenate your skin. In addition, it can improve the appearance of your pores too. Who doesn’t want that?
At The L.A. Glow this how to do a face massage (or, what you can expect from me):
- Cleansing is essential if your skin lacks moisture and is prone to breakouts. It is a first step for every facial not matter treatment you opt for.
- Hot towels are ever so gently placed on your face to loosen up your face muscles.
- Exfoliation is next as it removes dead skin cells and allows your pores to absorb nutrients.
- Extractions are usually performed as part of a facial. Most people need at least a couple of extractions during each facial, though you may require more extractions if it is your first facial.
- Your face is now spritzed with a toner that will firm and freshen your skin.
- Hot towels are wrapped around your face. The steam released from the towels help to open up your pores and hydrate your skin.
- A scented oil combination is massaged onto your face and neck.
I am not done yet…all of these steps are standard operating procedure for me…
- Your skin is further massaged to allow the enriched oils to sink into and nourish your skin even deeper.
- Your scalp, shoulders, arms and hands are also massaged until you are totally relaxed and falling asleep.
- Serums are also used to help invigorate and awaken your complexion.
- A hydrating mask is applied, so ingredients sink deeper into your skin, infusing your pores and allowing your skin to soak up more product.
- LED Light is used to fight acne-causing bacteria, plump your skin and reduce wrinkles.
- Another facial Massage.
- Lip treatment is next up as I apply balms, oils and scrubs.
- Eye Treatment is applied help reduce or eliminate puffy eyes and hydration.
- I’m not a fan of wrinkles, so I’ll never skip the step of moisturizing your face.
- SPF is your friend, so I will apply it to your skin liberally. Whether it is summer, winter, fall or spring, you need to shield your beautiful skin from the harsh rays of the sun.
Relaxation And asmr
ASMR is a feeling of well-being combined with a tingling sensation in the scalp and down the back of the neck. In addition, it is done by an experienced ASMR artist. Most people respond to a specific gentle stimulus, often a particular sound. As you will see in the video below, ASMR is triggered by things like whispering voices, paper tearing, and scalp massage.
One of the key purposes of a facial studio like The L.A. Glow is to target the key sources of the pain. Your treatment will help eliminate tense muscles by providing relaxation to your skin. In addition, it calm the affected muscles.
Clearly, this type of massage isn’t simply provided to help you have smooth skin. Instead, it can calm your nerves, soothe tension headaches and put you in a relaxed state of mind. The heavenly scented essential oils used by your esthetician will soothe your nerves. Yes, anticipate your senses being stimulated with comforting aromas as they pass by your nose.
Tools For Face Massage
I would like to start off by saying if you’re cleaning your face with a washcloth, slapping on serum like it’s 1970 with your hands, please stop. I’m here to teach you how to have the best skin of your life. The following skin tools are your new best friends. Also, I incorporate all of them into different facial treatments depending on what your skin needs.
- Gua Sha
- Jade Roller
- Facial Cooler
- Cleansing Brush
- Facial Roller
Stunning Face Massage Benefits
Nourish Your Skin
A well-functioning circulatory system repairs and nourishes tissues. The cardiovascular system is responsible for circulating blood. Hence, it distributes the needed nutrients and oxygen to your tissues.
A face massage for glowing skin can improve lymphatic circulation and provide sinus relief pressure. In addition, the lymphatic system is a complex network of ducts and vessels. The system transfers white blood cells and antibodies to your organs and tissues. Also, lymphatic drainage or sinus massage comes into play here. How?
It’s basically a type of holistic therapy that gives your lymphatic system a “tune up.” Also, by manually stimulating the increased flow of lymphatic fluid, it can do two important things:
- Reinvigorate your immune system
- Sweep out harmful toxins and sinus infections
Your sinuses says thank you!
In addition, it gets rid of the waste and it reduces swelling of the face. Skin-related advantages of a face massage include aid in cellular function and it improves the generation of skin-nurturing sebum.
Take note that sebum is a natural lubricant of your body. It helps to cool, calm and safeguard the young properties of your skin.
Support Blood Circulation
The long-term benefits of going regularly to a facial studio shouldn’t be miscalculated. As a matter of fact, improved circulation is just a portion of the snowball effect. When you get a good facial, circulation to your stiff, tense, and damaged muscles become relaxed. Also, it offers a rich blood supply, which is needed for healing.
Blood circulation is vital to accomplish the perfect glow for your skin. Face massages function to expand the blood vessels on the skin, resulting in that flawless glow. Also, using facial care gets rid of the hardening of your skin that causes wrinkles and scars.
Somatic Therapy – Yup, It’s A Thing
Did you know that having a face massage can make you less irritable? Say what? Yup, it’s true especially in the winter when the warmth of the sun is gone. How can a face massage help in fighting the winter blues? Well, a face massage is a type of somatic therapy. It’s a process where modern day somatic approaches incorporate mindfulness to facilitate release in a safe environment when doing deep pressure facial massage.
Ancient people in Egypt used this technique for many centuries. Also, ancient Persians, Hindus, and Chinese also used this process in their medicine.
You are very much aware that headaches could have different causes. This ranges from flu, hangovers from drinking alcohol to muscle strain and dehydration. Whether you have a headache or migraine, this type of massage can improve your tension.
Are you suffering from headaches caused by a muscle strain? A face massage can get rid of the muscle spasms. In addition, it can release shortened muscles in your neck, shoulders and back. Production of endorphins is improved by limiting the stress hormone called cortisol. In addition, it will help you lower the length, frequency, and intensity of your headaches.
Does It Cause Wrinkles
Is face massage good for wrinkles? Massage is a wonderful way to fix those annoying and unwanted fine lines. Even at home, just grab a moisturizer, apply some to your palm and massage it on your face with a delicate touch. Massage the areas which are prone to the formation of wrinkles (around your eyes and lips).
Did you know that massaging your face helps to enhance the movement of blood to your skin? Also, it boosts the production of oxygen and nutrient delivery. Visiting a facial studio could help prevent or slow down your wrinkles.
Helps Get Rid of Anxiety
In case you didn’t know yet, anxiety and negative emotions could manifest as a sign of aches, fatigue and muscle tension. A face massage rejuvenates and clears the connection between body and mind. Also, it releases the tension that is stored in your muscles while encouraging the discharge of the chemicals in your brain. These chemicals are endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine that are vital to the emotional well-being of your brain.
Tight Jawline Muscles
Pressure on your body can make you lose focus of what’s most important to you. If the muscles in your face feel tight or your jawline feels sore, it might be due to stress. If you are having difficulty relaxing your mind, then you should be coming to The L.A. Glow. I offer the necessary tools for face massage that will help you calm your mind and relax the tension you are feeling.
Ultimately, having a face massage will allow you to have a good night’s sleep. Maybe you are suffering from sleep deprivation or insomnia. You are in need of a mini-vacay from the world where you get a treatment that helps you be more rested. You need a facial that targets headaches and stress, so you can sleep better and look more well-rested.
In the hands of Alicia at The L.A. Glow, I work hard to remove your tension, making it easy for you to fall and stay asleep.
Conclusion – Are You Ready to Get Your Face Massage Today?
These are only some of the most common benefits of having a face massage. If you want to get the best face massage, make sure you visit The L.A. Glow soon. I understand how to do a face massage properly and have the necessary massage tools to do it. Best of all, it is highly effective.