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Plain and simple, the facial massage feels wonderful and is seriously relaxing. There is however a science around the treatment. This light manipulation of the skin increases circulation and brings oxygen to the surface of the face. This helps wounds heal faster and give the skin a natural glow. The best part of this is that anyone can learn this beneficial technique. The proper massage formula depends on the skin’s condition.

If for example, a person has extremely dry skin, a rich cream or oil might be used. Those suffering from acne might think of using a gel moisturizer that does not weigh down the skin’s surface. The key really is to know how much “slip” a person needs to properly manipulate the skin without too much friction.

There are skin conditions that need a shorter and lighter massage. Acne for example, injures the skin and leaves a wound: A pimple. Rosacea is another example. It involves chronic inflammation to the face and shows up as bright red patches, usually over the nose and cheeks. A brief, light massage will encourage oxygen to the surface and encourage healing. For these situations, think of massage as 10 minutes or less.

When aging becomes visible, one component is decreased circulation. People who travel often to different climates and those who smoke see changes in skin more often. Facial massage will increase circulation and encourage a vital glow.

The head and neck have around 150 lymph nodes that help eliminate detoxification. Stimulating these lymph nodes, in a very light massage, will help reduce swelling, even after laser procedures.

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