Massages are part of the usual skin care treatments, and they are done with the purpose of muscle and circulation stimulation and invigoration among others. The old saying “are you feeding your face” has a real meaning when it comes to skin care (facials). Using special nourishing products during a face massage improves the absorption rate and maximizes the effectiveness, while the muscles get a good work-out, followed by relaxation and repair.
“As if working out your body wasn’t enough, are facial exercise the new thing to do?
According to Rachel Lang, cofounder of Face Love Fitness, a New York- based facial massage and fitness studio, it is. “The muscles in your face can be worked out so that they are more defined. Facial fitness consists of a cardio warm up, a 15- or 30-minutes workout, and a cool down, which uses jade rollers, acupressure and warm stones to put your skin in a state of rest so it can repair itself.” Lang says there s an immediate and long-term benefit to working out your face weekly that should be followed with at–home session. “There is less puffiness and lines and wrinkles become softer because of the surge of blood flow and oxygen to your skin. Long–term, you increase muscle mass to support the muscles in the area and build bone density. She adds that the workout helps to amplify any anti-aging programs you currently follow.” In conclusion, it is good skin-health to laugh, eat and be active; however, it is also good to be proactive when life throws you in less favorable circumstances. Even from a chair, take few minutes to exercise your face, open a window if possible, or... keep your regular appointments for facials.
P.S. Facials are very important for good skin health and muscle maintenance of cancer patients. The treatments also provide hydration, relaxation, and pain relief. At Mirage Integrative MediSpa the skin care treatments & facials are Free for patients and caregivers, so please schedule an appointment today.