The science of facial massage has a very long history. There are multiple scientific texts published in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s that tout the medical and aesthetic benefits of facial massage. Thankfully, our knowledge and techniques have continued to advance, but the widely accepted benefits still hold true today. Contouring facial massage is a non-invasive method of enhancing skin health.
There is an array of desired effects that can be achieved through facial massage; including, increased circulation, decreased puffiness and inflammation, improved texture and skin tone, and, over time, skin that’s firmer and smoother, with minimized fine lines and wrinkles — all for a more radiant appearance. “The massage increases circulation, so more nutrients come to the surface to nourish the skin, enabling it to function more efficiently,” says Patricia Lam, cofounder of the Lam School of Advanced Esthetics in Scarborough, Ontario, and author of Practical Nutrition for the Health and Beauty Professional.
At Advanced Dermatology & Aesthetics Center, contouring facial massage is customized to meet a patient’s specific needs and may be incorporated into any facial for an increased benefit. Furthermore, massage softens the skin, helps eradicate impurities and toxins, tones muscles, decongests, and regenerates, Lam says. “As we age, the skin reflects the cascading effect of inflammation caused by the daily grind. Facial massage can serve as an antidote to these cumulative effects. Anything we can do to decrease inflammation really helps,” says Deedee Carlson, president of the San Francisco Skin Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology.
Contouring facial massage is like a workout for your face and will leave you feeling refreshed and radiant.