Benefits of Facial Massage

A facial massage can be a wonderful thing, just like anywhere else in the body the face can hold tension.  Relieving tension is not the only benefit to a facial massage.  Depending on the technique, Western or Eastern, a facial massage can:

  • Relax the facial muscles
  • Improve circulation
  • Provide physical and psychological relief
  • Improve muscle tone
  • Release toxins and impurities
  • Relieve facial pain, headaches, eye strain, neck tension, premenstrual symptoms, puffiness,  nervous disorder, and sinus congestion
  • Stimulates the Meridian points located on the face
  • Correct Gall Bladder and Liver imbalance


The next time you go to get a facial or a massage ask for a facial massage to be added to your treatment if it is not already included.  Many people don’t think to ask for this service or they receive a shortened version when they receive a facial.  Ask for a full facial massage which typically lasts 15-20 minutes it feels wonderful and you will look wonderful as well.  Make sure that the Esthetician or Masseuse is gentle to the skin on your face not pulling and stretching it.


When to have a Microdermabrasion or Chemical Peel before a Special Occasion!

I cringe when someone says of I’m going to (insert your special occasion) in a week, a couple of days, or tomorrow and they want a chemical peel or microdermabrasion. Even worse is if this going be their first time getting this service. Don’t get me wrong, I love what microdermabrasion and a chemical peel do for the skin! However, both treatments need to be done several times over the course of months to give you the results you are looking for. With microdermabrasion and chemical peelings you need at least 6 treatments typically and then follow up with a treatment once a month for maintenance. Allow one to two weeks between treatments to allow your skin to recover. A chemical peel, depending on its strength, can cause irritation, redness, tightness, dryness or a sunburn feeling. While microdermabrasion doesn’t usually cause the side effects like a peel can, for a few hours to a day you can have a few red streaky lines where the machine is applied to the skin. Microdermabrasion isn’t good for acneic skin I would recommend a chemical peel instead.

I recommend not to have any treatment done to your face up to six weeks prior to your special occasion with the exception of a facial that is designed to be soothing and a makeup application. Even then if you tend to have sensitive skin or tend to be allergic to skin care products I would not even have a facial before the special occasion.

You don’t want to have any kind of adverse reaction right before your special occasion!

Don’t deviate from your normal skincare regime by adding products that you have never used before more than four weeks prior.

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