Claire Hooson

Oriental Face Massage. What is it and how will it help?

Posted by Claire Hooson Over 1 Year Ago

Oriental face massage is different other forms of facial massage. Most other forms simply work the surface of the face to relax and refresh the tissue. Oriental face massage is a combination of traditional Japanese concepts and hand manipulation techniques. Anyone can benifit from a treatment of it from children, men, women and the elderly.

The focus of oriental face massage is not just to improve facial appearance and to balance the bodies ki energy,but to also balance psychological conditions. It utilises traditional Japanese medical concepts such as meridians and tsubo points to balance and harmonise the internal organs. By gently applying pressure and massaging points on the head,neck we treat the whole body in the same way as a Reflexology treatment does. It also works a lot like Acupuncture but instead of using needles we use our finger tips to stimulate the points, so this is ideal for anyone who has a needle phobia.

What are the Benifits?

  • Improvement of muscular tone of the head and neck,
  • By releasing muscle spasms in the neck, it promotes the free flow of Chi and blood to the tissues of the face.
  • May reduce inflammation 
  • Reduces stress evident in the facial area
  • Benefits the eyes,ears, sinuses, thyroid and brain
  • Encourages skin cell renewal
  • Contributes to overall good health and wellbeing
  • It has a clearing,energising effect on the body, mind and emotions. You will feel relaxed and may even sleep better.
  • Contraindications

As oriental face massage is a gentle but powerful treatment, there are very few reasons not to have the treatment.

Just a few reasons why you could not have it are as follows...

  • Acne or skin disorder such as dermatitis or psoriasis of the area being worked on.
  • Herpes infection
  • Cosmetic surgery to the facial area
  • Brain tumour
  • Neuralgia.

Epilepsy, migraines, high or low blood pressure we would still go ahead after explaining the treatment and if you have discussed it with a health professional and it has been said it would be ok.

Why wait till you have a disease in your body? Look after yourself and treat your body well and hopefully you can prevent the little niggles and disease in your body before it starts. It may seem like it's not necessary but by balancing your own bodies energy and keeping your well being in a good state you are less likely to get ill.