I wake up so early in the morning, before my husband and children, I start the coffee and wonder, why do my friends/peers look like. I see that my face has aged. When did this happen to me I don’t see a young lady any more, I see an (almost) 40 yr old woman. I remember when my mother wasw When I wake up in the morning I look in the mirror. I see my face! Aagh, what happened to me, where is my young face? Through my years it has disappeared. I need a refreshing look. My high school reunion is coming up and my skin is tight and dry. Sure, I have aged and have three little girls. But, who knows that? I think I need a massage. Not one to make me feel better, but one to make me look better. I need a facial massage.
Massage is not a new medical breakthrough, no, this art has been practiced throughout the world. Chinese records dating back 3,000 years document its use; the ancient Hindus, Persians and Egyptians applied forms of massage for many ailments; and even Hippocrates wrote papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems. This is done to enhance function and promote relaxation and well-being. Facial massage is recorded far back in other cultures, but the Western version is a recent twentieth century innovation. Many European practitioners have come to the US recently to teach others.
Does your face feel dry? I often feel like my face needs more moisture, and I’m sure, unless you have particularly oily skin, you do. Blemishes? Fine lines, red lines and skin one and texture can be reduced by massage. A facial massage can also reverse the signs of aging. It sure beats botox!
Facial rejuvenation is also known as Indian facial massage. This is better and less invasive than a surgical face lift. When stress is relieved (as it can be with a massage) your face will look less stressed and more relaxed, resulting in a younger look that shows on our faces.
Do you think this is the limit of a facial massage? No, there are other benefits. Do you notice how your child’s skin glows? It is so soft and beautiful, it is blemish free and not in the least bit puffy. Healthy skin is an indication of a healthy body and mind. Collagen production is increased, and this helps to diminish wrinkles. It also tightens the flesh under the chin, thereby eliminating a double chin, which, incidentally, occurs in slim as well as fat people.
I know that in my experience as a mother, the children are always the first to have lotion on the faces at night, the first to have sun-screen in the sun. I make sure that they wear hats, I watch their faces for redness, and if too red, I bring them in from the sun. Me, I am the last, often the one not to, have sun screen applied. No-one watches for my skin, but myself. My face, with age needs more protection. Since I have three girls to watch over, it is comforting for me to know that dryness and over-exposure can be helped by a facial massage. While it won’t relieve all that ails my face, I think I can still go out in company of people my own age, and not feel aged due to a facial massage. I know I will not be looking the worst in the group!