10 Ways That Facial Massage Improves Your Day-To-Day Life
Normally when you dream of a massage, you’re thinking of a darkened room, a pair of hands kneading you and then trying to get home in a state of deep relaxation. But have you ever opted for just a facial massage?
And how about doing it yourself, at home?
Done the right way, facial massage is pure heaven. And pure health. Thanks to our two gorgeous little rejuvenation tools – the Jade Facial Massage Roller and Gua Sha – it’s one of the most rewarding five to 60 minutes of wellness you can give yourself today.
Facial massage has the power to revive your facial skin, boost blood circulation and even relieve headaches. So it’s high time we shared the full facial massage story, including the 10 best ways that it can improve your daily health.
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The benefits of chin, neck and shoulder massage
Massage is an immediate way to increase blood flow to tight or overworked chin, neck and shoulder muscles. It delivers a fresh supply of oxygen-rich blood, allowing muscles to relax and even in some cases, helping to reduce blood pressure.
Got a stiff shoulder? Massage can improve blood circulation, meaning more oxygen will reach exhausted shoulder muscles, allowing them to relax and stretch out further – leading to better flexibility and even posture improvement.
Massage is known to help strengthen muscles – a big plus considering how much we use our jaw and cheeks to communicate all day!
The beautiful jade facial massage roller is luxurious and practical. It’s the first natural step to removing excess fluid or toxins from your chin, neck or shoulders. If you’re after a deeper stimulus, one that will release tension and tightness, and definitely get the blood pumping to that area, then the Gua Sha stone is your go-to for deeper relief. The Gua Sha is a true gamechanger.
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10 Ways A Facial Massage Improves Your Life
1: It Relaxes You
Tense facial muscles can lead to aches and pains. Stress, anxiety and general tension all contribute. Your face contains several pressure points. By stimulating these pressure points via a jade roller or Gua Sha stone, you can relieve the muscle tension and stress that would otherwise keep building.
2: It’s a Headache Terminator
Whether you experience tension headaches, cluster headaches or migraines, a facial massage can help. When a headache surfaces, you can perform a short but effective facial massage by gently pushing a Jade Facial Massage Roller on the various pressure points. Frequent facial massages can help reduce the regularity of headaches too.
3: It Gets the Blood Flowing
It’s the good and the bad of daily life that takes a toll on your skin. Air pollution, smoking and air travel. Lack of sleep, too much make-up – they’re all a recipe for clogged pores and reduced circulation in your facial skin. That’s when your skin starts to look puffy and pale. Facial massage with a Gua Sha scraper stimulates the lymph nodes that lie just beneath the surface, which can flush out fluids and increase the flow of both oxygenated blood and nutrients.
4: It’s an Anti-Acne Wonder Solution
We’ve all been there: we wake up in the morning to find a brand new pimple has appeared. To help fight acne and other skin conditions such as rosacea, try giving yourself a facial massage, which along with increasing your circulation, is super beneficial for the natural healing process. Plus, by improving blood flow in your facial skin, you can help get rid of the toxins that cause breakouts.
5: It’s a Natural Facelift
You can avoid cosmetic injections or procedures while still maintaining your youthful look. A facial massage stimulates collagen production. Collagen is a natural protein that maintains your skin’s elasticity (keeping it nice and tight), reduces wrinkles and retains moisture. By stimulating collagen growth and preventing its breakdown, facial massages can help skin appear younger, for longer.
6: It Kicks Nasal Congestion to the Curb
If you experience a stuffy nose or frequent sinus issues, a facial massage may be just the thing to alleviate some symptoms. By gently rubbing your face, the warmth from your hands and the movement of the skin can help break down mucus build-up and stimulate natural drainage.
7: It Creates a Toxin-free Zone
Remember how the environment and excess beauty products can cause toxins to build up in your skin? This can often lead to premature wrinkles, redness, puffiness and more. Regularly massage your facial muscles with our jade roller and you activate your lymphatic system, which works to remove toxins throughout the body. This ends up benefiting both your facial skin and your overall health.
8: It Stops Wrinkles in Their Tracks
Many of us try to postpone or reverse the tell-tale sign of aging. Wrinkles form via frequent tightening of facial muscles, often your natural response to stress. Along with reducing stress, facial massage can lessen wrinkles too. Simply combine facial massages with moisturiser and your chances of keeping a youthful, less wrinkled appearance improve.
9: It’s a Tonic for Smooth Skin
Remember how collagen helps keep your skin firm and tight? Improved skin elasticity can help make it easier for your skin to protect itself against free radicals – a process that can cause damage to skin cells. Not only that, but having more elastic skin means that you can prevent skin from sagging and developing wrinkles – staying youthful, glowing and smooth for longer.
10: It Banishes Under-Eye Bags
Whether caused by age, lack of sleep, stress or other factors, having bags under the eyes can make us feel more self-conscious about our appearance, and spend more money on trying to hide them! These dark circles are often caused by water retention in the skin around the eyes. By performing regular facial massages, you can help release excess fluid build-up and reduce your dark circles.
The How-to of a facial massage and skin conditions
With so many benefits to a facial massage, our Luxury Jade Facial Massage Roller is the easy way to enjoy a personal massage whenever time allows.
Using the Jade Roller
The Jade Roller is so gorgeous you’ll fall in love. It’s so small, it’ll fit into your bag or even your pocket! And using it is incredibly simple. Our guide is here but just remember: use the small jade roller for eyes, reducing fine lines and preventing drooping of the canthus. The larger jade roller is best used around your cheek, forehead and neck to lift the skin and reduce muscle sagging. Use day or night with nourishing hydrating cream.
Using the Gua Sha Scraper
First, you’ll need to hydrate your skin with either water, moisturiser or a suitable facial oil. The stone should glide effortlessly. Start with light upward and outward strokes on your neck. After 3-4 strokes, progressively move through your jawline, chin, around your mouth, nose, cheeks and forehead. Full details of using the Gua Sha can be found here. Pair with an antioxidant rich body lotion or hydrating cream for best results.
Ready to roll with your own facial massage?
Right now, Kadee Botanicals has a special sale price on a combined Jade Facial Massage Roller and Gua Sha package. Give your skin a fighting chance at smoother, more invigorated and elastic days ahead. Full instructions on how to use both are also available.
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