Most of us will agree that the massage is most always the best part of a facial. We end up waking ourselves up snoring and walking on cloud 9 the rest of the day after a deeply relaxing facial. It is also great to know that there are lots of benefits of facial massage to both our inner and outer wellness, including anti-aging.
1. Boosts Circulation
Facial massage increases blood flow which helps your skin receive more oxygen and nutrients. When your skin is receiving the oxygen and nutrients it needs, cellular turnover increases, producing young healthy skin cells and discarding dead dull skin.
2. Reduces Stress
The face holds a lot more stress than we realize. Just think of the way our facial expressions change when we are sad, angry, worried, surprised, and concerned vs. happy, calm and peaceful. Facial massage helps stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, which is when your body goes into healing and repair mode. When we are stressed, our sympathetic nervous system is stimulated which is when we produce the hormone cortisol, which breaks down collagen and elastin in the skin.
Reducing stress will also help you lead a healthier lifestyle, like improve sleep, and make you more motivated to exercise and eat healthier, which contribute to anti-aging.
3. Stimulates Detoxification
Facial massage helps boost blood flow and stimulate stagnant lymphatic drainage to help your body flush out toxins that would otherwise contribute to prematurely aging your skin.
4. Lift, Firm, and Plump the skin
Studies have shown that facial massage increased decorin, fibrillin, tropoelastin, and procollagen-1 in the skin- improving skin structure and elasticity.
5. Reduces Inflamaging
We talked about how massage reduces stress. Reducing oxidative stress caused by cytokines that are developed due to stress that damage the mitochondria, helps prevent inflammation, which results in skin aging. We take reducing inflamaging a step further through a cryotherapy globe massage. The cold temperature helps calm inflammation and soothe the skin.
6. Antioxidants Through Herbal Infused Composition Oils
During our face massages we use nutrient rich composition oils that contain a variety of local herbs and botanicals, packed with antioxidants. These antioxidants help reduce oxidative stress in the skin that lead to signs of aging.