Shiatsu Facial Massage
This massage technique increases circulation and brings much needed oxygen to the surface of the skin on the face and neck. Thus, it helps achieve glowing, healthy, and more youthful looking skin. The therapist uses their fingers, thumbs and palms to release the tension in the skin by massaging in circles. Gentle strokes are applied on the face and the neck region.
This helps restore the flow of energy and correct imbalances within the skin. Toxins trapped in the muscles and the fatty tissue beneath the surface of the skin is released so it can be washed out of the body. Of course, this helps in strengthening the body's natural immune system. This is one of the many healthful benefits that shiatsu facial massage provides.
1.Shiatsu facial massage provides humans basic need for touch. This causes the hormones responsible for well-being to be released (Oxytocin, Serotonin and Dopamine).
2.The enhanced relaxation which comes from having shiatsu facial massage is beneficial to those suffering from insomnia.
3.Shiatsu facial massage can also help to decrease anxiety through the release of the previously mentioned hormones.
4.The circular strokes given during a shiatsu facial massage, around the face and eyes, assist in relieving eye strain from too much computer time and stiffness of the neck from poor posture.
5.During the facial massage, circulation and the lymphatic drainage system are stimulated in the area around the eyes; therefore, if puffiness is present there it can be diminished.
6.Because the shiatsu facial massage is given over the sinus regions of the face, enhanced sinus drainage occurs. This can cause the relief of sinus pain, pressure and headaches. The ability of shiatsu facial massage to un-block sinus congestion helps prevent infection.
7.Many people have what they believe are Migraine headaches. In truth, this is often a misdiagnosis of what is a stress headache. The stress headache can be as debilitating as a migraine but its cure is simpler. The cure is muscle relaxation which can be achieved through massage of the head and neck. Shiatsu facial massage is very efficient in relieving this stress and thus relieving the headache as well as increasing blood flow to certain areas. However, if you are in doubt about the type of headache you are experiencing or if it is the worst headache of your life, seek emergency medical assistance at an emergency room immediately.
8.The shiatsu massage improves skin tone, has exfoliating properties, helps decrease lines and wrinkles, and assists in balancing the ph of the skin.
9.Oddly as in acupuncture the body has certain trigger points that help bodily organs function better; there are pressure points on the face that correspond with the liver and gall bladder. When a shiatsu facial massage is performed correctly it is believed that gall bladder and liver functions are enhanced, according to many shiatsu facial therapists. However, I was unable to substantiate this in the medical literature.
Shiatsu facial massages are not a luxury. It is an alternative medicine that will leave you and your skin feeling more fresh and alive. You don't have to worry about allergies to massage oils or a skin reaction since no oils or powders are used in this type of massage. So treat yourself and your body with the respect they deserve and go get a shiatsu facial massage. And while you are at it, launch a few ships!