The Beauty Benefits of Massage
On top of being an ideal way to reduce tension and stress throughout the body, as well as bringing flexibility back into your tight muscles, massage can also provide a host of beauty benefits, especially when it’s performed by an experienced massage therapist who has the best tools from Therapy Essentials at their disposal.
So how can a massage help bring beauty to your face and your body? Continue reading to learn more.
The benefits of facial massages for maintaining youthful skin
A facial massage can be received at a spa, or you can do it yourself at home using your favorite moisturizer or serum. Use upward strokes with one hand following the other quickly as you massage the cheeks and your neck from one direction to the next. Apply a bit of pressure using your middle fingers, particularly on the inner corners of the eyes. Make circles gently around the eye sockets about three times as well, and then massage the forehead and temples.
The rhythmic and steady pressure that you apply to your face will increase blood flow to the area and leave it glowing and feeling nourished and revived. And if you massage in an upward motion, you can even prevent the formation of wrinkles, as well as prevent your skin from sagging with age.
Full body massages can reduce the appearance of cellulite
Cellulite plagues many women, and it can be very difficult to get rid of it. If you are frustrated by your cellulite, consider indulging in full body massages more often, as these will target all areas, from your arms to your legs, where lymph nodes are located.
Once you get the lymphatic fluid moving, and once you’re able to decrease the build-up of lymphatic fluid in various parts of the body, you can also help reduce and even prevent the development of cellulite. At the same time, the massage will work on increasing the flow of oxygen-rich blood throughout your body and into every cell, including the skin cells.
See an improvement in your skin’s texture and tone
The skin all over your body suffers as a result of toxins in the environment, such as pollution, as well as from aging. But if you get a massage on a regular basis, you’re able to effectively increase the blood flow throughout your body and can help your body naturally heal itself through the draining of toxins and the strengthening of the immune system.
Again, increasing circulation and the flow of lymphatic fluid means your body will be cleansed from the inside out, and this can eventually lead to a visible improvement in your skin’s overall texture and tone from your head to your toes.
As you can see, massage can help you relax and release tension, but it can also make you feel more beautiful by improving your skin. Now that you know all of the benefits that massage can have on your skin, start incorporating it into your routine on a regular basis to reap the best results.
Article by Carol Trehearn