Facial Reflexology – Health Benefits And Facial Skin Rejuvenation

Reflexology is more commonly associated with the feet and hands but the same results can be achieved through facial reflexology. Some people just don’t like their hands and in particular their feet being touched and if you are one of them, facial reflexology may be the perfect way of enjoying this relaxing, calming and invigorating treatment.

Health Benefits And Skin Rejuvenation

In our last blog, Calm Therapy examined the vagus nerve and how stimulation can improve certain conditions including headaches, migraines, anxiety and poor blood circulation and this article expands on this explaining how this nerve can be stimulated by facial reflexology and it also looks at the benefits in regard to health issues and facial skin rejuvenation.

What Is Facial Reflexology?

The face maps the whole of the body with different facial zones connecting to the various vital organs including the heart, liver, kidneys, lungs, colon, bladder and stomach. In this type of therapy, the focus is on the pressure points located on the face, which are stimulated by fingers and hands to restore energy and balance. The face is very close to the brain and cranial nerves making this type of reflexology extremely powerful.

Facial Benefits

  • Improved facial tone and texture
  • Tightening of the skin
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Firms facial muscles
  • Reduces puffiness
  • Promotes a glowing and radiant complexion
  • Tightens drooping jowls and sagging eyelids

Facial reflexology is rejuvenating for the skin in terms of its tone and texture. It can bring a really healthy glow to your complexion making you look much healthier and younger. Circulation is improved and muscle tension is reduced which results in the face looking smoother which is accompanied by a sense of wellbeing as it relieves tension, not only in the face but in the neck, scalp, brain and shoulders. Many people describe it as a mini facelift.

Facial Reflexology Can Help With The Following Health Issues 

  • Stress and anxiety levels
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Digestive disorders
  • Infertility
  • Allergies and sinusitis/congestion
  • Menopause and hormonal issues
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Asthma
  • Muscular aches and pains

It can lower stress and anxiety levels as well as accelerating and improving injury healing. It also promotes better sleep patterns and relieves mental strain and improves concentration.

Facial Reflexology And the Vagus Nerve

The vagus nerve can be stimulated by facial reflexology by massage along the carotid sinus, which can be found along the carotid arteries on both sides of the neck. Massage techniques include effleurage, which are stroking movements before the deeper tissue work using petrissage on the shoulders.

What To Do Next

Jane Long from Calm Therapy trained with Ziggie Bergman and now practises the Bergman Method of Facial Reflexology from her studio in Eastbourne in East Sussex. If you would like to try this relaxing therapy or would like more information, call Jane on 07734 695964 for a without obligation chat.

Dry Skin Brushing

If you are looking for a way to reduce cellulite, increase your energy levels and improve your skin tone, then Dry Skin Brushing is for you!

I was introduced to this technique in my 20’s when reading a book called “Detox Yourself” by Jane Scrivner and have continued to use it most days. Its a great way to start your morning!

How Do You Dry Skin Brush?

  • Buy a natural fibered wooden brush, preferably with a long handle.
  • Undress to your underwear or take all your clothes off.
  • Start brushing upwards and in circular motion from your feet, up your legs, towards the heart.
  • Once you have reached the top of your legs, brush your buttocks in circular motion.
  • Move onto your arms, starting at the top of your hands, onto your wrists, arms and shoulders.
  • Next is the neck and shoulder, then moving down the back.
  • When brushing the stomach area be careful to brush in gentle clockwise strokes so as not to disrupt the digestive system.
  • You must only brush your face with a dry flannel or facial brush as the skin is very sensitive.
  • After brushing, shower and use a natural oil, like coconut oil to moisturise your skin.
  • Continue this process everyday or twice a day to get the best results!

round-body-brushWhat Are The Benefits?

  • The skin is the largest organ of the body. It needs to “breathe” efficiently and eliminate toxins.
  • Your skin tone will be improved as your pores will unclog as the dead skin is exfoliated. 
  • Brushing stimulates blood and lymph circulation by stimulating muscle contraction.
  • Cellulite will reduce as it disperses the toxins from the area affected. 
  • You will feel energised and stimulated by adding this to your morning routine.
  • Your skin will glow and feel softer.

Jane Long

www.calmtherapy.co.uk