As a beauty therapist I have often been described as having magic hands, however, there is more to the magic than meets the eye. Facial massage has dramatically evolved from the old school French style effleurage. The right technique and care will deliver skin health benefits and improve the appearance of the skin.
Manipulating the skin in certain directions will trigger skin responses that stimulate collagen and elastin production and therefore will lift, firm and tighten the skin. This improves the jawline where ageing can be very visible. Also the marionette lines can be reduced in depth and width. The eye area can be greatly improved with massage; reducing puffiness, lines, wrinkles and dark circles.
Facial massage can also improve lymphatic drainage and blood circulation. The benefits to the skin range from reducing acne and congestion, to reducing dark circles around the eyes, and generally improving the overall appearance of the skin by making it look fresh and vibrant. As we age the skin along the jawline can begin to sag and collect fluid. Lymphatic drainage and the firming effects of massage can be a great improvement.