We all know how to target different areas of the body. If you need to pump up your hands, you should do push-ups; for those who dream of a relief press — twisting; and if you want beautiful buttocks — squats.
But what about those who have the main problem — a double chin? It turns out that there is a technique that solves this problem! Talks about her MedAboutMe.
Sculptural facial massage: what is it?
The technique of sculptural facial massage was invented by a French cosmetologist Joel Siocco — a beauty expert with three diplomas — in botany, biology and chemistry. She changed the usual approach to the massage procedure.
While experts used to resort to gentle stroking movements to rejuvenate the skin, she has focused on the detailed study of facial muscles, which gives results comparable to invasive procedures.
Initially, the procedure was intended for patients with impaired blood supply to the brain, as a result of which they lost their mimic mobility. Structural massage returned activity to the muscles and helped to normalize the flow of blood and lymph.
The results of the procedure were so impressive that the technique was quickly picked up by cosmetologists and massage therapists from different countries. And today she is at the peak of popularity!
Did you know?
In 2020 in the magazine «Issues of balneology, physiotherapy and therapeutic physical culture» An article was published in which Russian scientists proved that deep facial massage has a positive effect on the psycho-emotional state of the fair sex — it improves well-being, reduces anxiety and improves the perception of one’s own appearance.
What can sculptural massage do?
Sculptural facial massage experts rank as a natural method of facial contouring. This means that the procedures tighten and tone the skin, strengthen muscles and help get rid of wrinkles and wrinkles. They have proven their effectiveness in getting rid of a double chin.
However, before embarking on beauty sessions, you should find out the reasons for the appearance of a double chin. Clarity on this issue is very important as it can help prevent it from reappearing.
There may be several reasons:
- individual features of the structure of the face — muscles and ligamentous apparatus;
- age-related changes in subcutaneous fat;
- the habit of sitting with your head bowed (for example, when working at a computer or using gadgets);
- hormonal changes.
At the same time, the most common cause of the formation of a double chin is a violation of muscle tone and redistribution of fatty tissue in the problem area. Therefore, the impact must be exerted precisely on these zones, while eliminating other possible causes.
Regular facial massage helps to return the muscles and tissues to their original length and shape. At the same time, the elasticity of the skin increases, especially that which has lost elasticity as a result of age-related changes. Massage has been proven to increase blood circulation and stimulate lymphatic drainage.
When to schedule treatments?
The aging process varies from person to person. However, sculptural facial massage can be done already at the age of 20-30 years.
Contraindications to the procedures are the presence of damage to the integrity of the skin, dermatological diseases in the acute period, exacerbation of allergic reactions, disruption of the endocrine system, viral and infectious diseases in an acute form.
How to prepare for beauty sessions?
To increase the effectiveness of the procedure, use a light moisturizer or natural oil, these products will ensure that your hands glide easily over your face.
Do not forget to thoroughly cleanse the skin with cosmetic milk or micellar water after the end of the beauty session.
Proper massage technique
The massage is carried out strictly along the massage lines, while not only the contour of the chin is covered, but also the forehead area, the cheek area. The main task of the movements is to relax the muscles, and then properly tone them. For this, kneading, tapping, stroking, vibrating and pinching movements are used.
“Use gentle pressure on the acupuncture points and gliding motions to increase blood flow to the skin tissues. Thanks to this effect, the tissues and muscles of the face can recover, giving a lifting effect, advises Bella Schneider, owner of a beauty spa. — To «sculpt» a beautiful chin contour, focus on pressing and releasing the tissues along the jaw line. Also make long smoothing movements from the center of the face to the periphery to activate the outflow of lymph. Now place the palms of your hands from the center of your face towards the corners of your mouth. Make pulling pressure movements moving up the cheeks to the ears. When you reach the earlobes, slightly reduce the force of pressure and with kneading movements gradually go down to the neck and collarbones.
During the massage, it is very important to relieve tension, increase the flow of blood and lymph. Don’t limit yourself to the jaw line. Make stroking movements to relax the muscles of the forehead, walk along the contour of the eyes and cheek area. Work with light pressure on the neck and décolleté area.
“Facial exercises are also shown — wide smiles, folding lips into the letter “O” and others. They help relieve tension and sculpt a beautiful jaw line,” adds Bella Schneider.
Be consistent and do exercises and massages regularly throughout the course. This is the secret of their effectiveness.
How to save the results of massage?
The results of the massage are stored for six months, provided that they are carried out in a course of 7-12 procedures.
To maintain the effect achieved by the massage, you should practice daily contrasting washes and gymnastics for the face, which includes turning and tilting the head, pulling the chin forward.
Among salon procedures, the result of massage can be supported by courses of physiotherapy with the effect of myostimulation, they tighten the muscular frame and form a beautiful oval of the face.
Be beautiful and healthy!
Myofascial facial massage as a possible method for correcting psycho-emotional states / Dubinskaya A. D., Kukshina A. A., Yurova O. V., et al. // Issues of balneology, physiotherapy and therapeutic physical culture — 2020
Correction of Psycho-Emotional Status Using Neuromuscular Relaxation of the Face / Dubinskaya AD, Yurova OV, Fesyun AD, et al // J Nerv Ment Dis. — 2022