Self Shiatsu Facial Massage Techniques!

Geisha were famous for their beautiful facial skin.The secret of their wrinkle free skin even in advanced age was the famous Shiastu Technique. Geisha did the SHIATSU Facial Massage daily, which helped them to always look young and attractive. The massage is done with light touches of your own fingertips. I do not think that Geisha were less busy than we are, but they always find time for it. It is much easier to spend five minutes every day to take care of yourself and try to keep your skin young and beautiful than to spend big money on creams, serums or plastic surgery.


Try the below tips to get Geisha like skin :

1. Find the point on the temples which gives you slight pain when you press on them. Use your fingertips to massage in circular motion from the nostrils to these
points around the temple. Repeat it three times.

2.Close your eyes and press lightly with your fingertips for three seconds on the inner corner of the eye. Repeat this movement three times.It will make your eyes

3.Your neck can give away your age and hence require constant care.Use flip side of your palm to massage the neck from the middle of its side towards up.

4.Press the middle and index finger of both hands. Start your massage from the middle of your forehead and move towards your temples.This will make your forehead skin
very smooth.

5.Massage the corners of your mouth for one minute.Start below the middle of lower lip and slowly move towards the outer corner of the lips.This will keep your lips
wrinkle free.

6.Apply a suitable cream on fingertips of both the hands.Now massage your cheeks in the circular motion with your finger tips.It will keep your skin fresh and will
radiate energy.

Now look for below points on your face,forehead and neck :

  • ST6 bone pit below the jaw joint .
  • ST3 Located on the zygomatic bones on either side of the nose
  • ST9 recesses on the sides of the larynx
  • BL1 inner corner of the eye
  • BL2 indentation on the top edge of the orbital cavity
  • LI20 on the outside of the nose wings

All these points are paired. To look for them trust your instincts!Stand in front of a mirror and simulate all the points one by one.

Note : Avoid ST9 if you have a disease of the thyroid gland.

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New Years Resolutions – Good Habits for 2013!


Hands.Pen.Paper.DupontCircle.WDC.17sep05 (Photo credit: ElvertBarnes)

The Coming New Year is a great time to put new good habits into practice!

  • Drink more water
  • Wear sunblock
  • Wear a hat
  • Exfoliate once to twice a week
  • Exercise, take a walk
  • Mediate
  • Yoga – get limber
  • Treat yourself to a massage, facial, manicure or pedicure (look good feel good!)
  • Start packing your own lunch
  • Sleep more, get better quality sleep
  • Drink less Alcohol!
  • Get more sleep
  • Quit Smoking!
  • Eat more fruits, veggies, and fiber
  • Try going organic

Have fun with it make a list of good habits you would like to start to do and make it happen!

Half a glass of water(Photo credit: Jeff Youngstrom)


What Exactly is a Professional Facial?

What Exactly is a Professional Facial?.

A professional facial is way more than a luxury – it’s
hygiene & exercise for the skin. Facials offer you the
oppotunity to work with a skincare specialist who will
analyze your skin, help you improve your complexion
& show you how to have proper homecare for your

Facial is a very general term for skin treatments usually performed by a licensed aesthetician. As the name implies, it is skin treatment for the face, though you may be lucky and get some neck or shoulder massage (and sometimes even a foot massage) too. There are a variety of types of facials, different types of products used, and there can be some variation in length. The typical extensive facial generally lasts about an hour or even longer, and other treatments called “mini-facials” may only take about 15-30 minutes.


The basic goals of facials are the same regardless of treatment, and you can expect the following things to occur when you have one:


The skin will be thoroughly cleansed and dead skin cells will be exfoliated.


The aesthetician will evaluate your skin type and find treatments that are best suited for your specific skin issues and concerns.


You may have extraction of blackheads, whiteheads, and blemishes. .


You will likely have a skin mask treatment. You will also have some degree of facial massage with applications of various serums, creams and moisturizers.






* By having an esthetician perform a thorough analysis of your skin they will be able to help you better understand your skin care needs and what products you should be using.


* A facial will give you a deep cleansing. Just like a professional cleaning at the dentist, it’s deeper and more thorough than you can get at home.


* A skin care specialist or esthetician will choose the ingredients to help your skin type.


* A facial helps increase circulation and stimulates the skin. It can also help slow down premature aging by custom-targeting your skin care.


*Professional facials can ‘reset’ your skin’s natural balance so a solid foundation can be built for a positive skin care routine. Regular visits with your esthetician will ensure you not only maintain your skin’s healthy balance but continue to improve the quality of your skin as well.


*Most importantly a facial will relax you. A spa offers a serene environment that encourages stress reduction. Facials not only help your skin, but can be soothing.


As the Seasons Change Get a Facial!

People ask me all the time when to get or how many facials should they be getting.  While ideally I would say get a facial every one to two weeks, not everyone can afford this, to them I say once a month or at the very least once a season (Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall).  Like the seasons  skin changes.  It can be drier due to the cold air, indoor heating, or lack of moisture in the air.  It can be oilier and have  sun damage due to heat, sun exposure, and excess moisture in the air.  By having a facial at least once a season you can fix the damage caused to your skin from the previous season and prepare your skin for the next season.

A Facial mask. Português: Uma Máscara facial.


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