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Is It Good To Massage Your Face?

Combining the power of Fraîcheur Ice Globes' cryogenic rejuvenating properties with the ancient beauty benefits of facial massage can be a formula for amazingly fresh and healthy-looking skin - but also a pathway to personal relaxation and wellness

What Facial Massage Is And Why It Is Good For You 

If you have ever invested in that spa special extra that included a facial massage, you will instantly understand what we mean when we say - decadent, enlivening, rejuvenating and, to some people, deeply spiritual. 

The ancient techniques and knowledge promoting the wellness and relaxation benefits of facial massage cannot be underestimated, and importantly, can be backed by science. By stimulating pressure points on the shoulders, neck, face, jawline, cheekbones and forehead - the skin amps up its natural cleansing and rejuvenating regimen promoting a raft of beauty, relaxation and anti-ageing benefits. There are no side effects and no fancy devices, procedures, or health risks - not only it is good for your face, it is good for your mind. 

Some types of facial massage: 

  • Lymphatic Drainage Massage: A facial massage that is focused on draining the toxins from the face via stimulation. 
  • Shiatsu or Finger-Pressure Massage: A Chinese technique that applies acupressure to "energy channels" of the facial area. Sometimes special devices are used (such as gua sha) along with the fingers and the palms to optimise blood flow. 
  • The "Classic" Face Massage: One of the most common facial massages practised by beauticians and involves pinching, tapping, stroking and kneading the face and is thought to promote collagen production. 
  • Kobido Massage: Considered the oldest known facial massage, the name means 'ancient way of beauty'. It is a complicated method that involves 47 different techniques to massage 16 muscles in the face. It is a deep relaxation massage and helps relieve pain. 

Experts recommend 3–5-minute facial massages at least 3 times per week for optimal benefits, and a great looking complexion! 

Did We Say The Benefits Of A Facial Massage Are Scientific? 

Performed by gently stroking, tapping, pinching and kneading areas prone to puffiness, wrinkles, or muscle tension, a facial massage can encourage blood flow, collagen production, oxygen flow and lymph fluid drainage. Because it deeply relaxes facial muscles, a facial massage can release tension and reduce headaches and pain associated physical stress. 

By targeting the lymph nodes underneath the ears and on the neck a facial massage can aid in the release of toxins that can build up in our face. When the lymph nodes are blocked, lymphatic fluid drainage is slow which contributes to a puffy, flat, complexion. Draining the toxins can help prevent the skin looking grey and dull.  The most obvious consequence of stimulating the face is that it increases the blood flow and brings it to the surface, feeding the tiny capillaries that road-map our skin, bringing along with it oxygen which aids in cell turnover and increases collagen production. The process animates the fibroblast cells which produce the collagen, a natural protein well promoted for its ability to help defy the effects of ageing.

It's 100% Natural - No Chemical Products Or Invasive Procedures 

The best and most simple way to self-maintain your complexion is to incorporate a simple facial massage into your existing beauty regime. You can do it anytime, anywhere - without the assistance of professionals or the need to outlay additional money for skin-care products. No lasers, microdermabrasion machines, high-tech tools, LED, or microcurrent technology required! 

The observable benefits of facial massage will have you completely amazed at its simplicity and basic principles. The combination of satisfying results from having regular face massages is openly discussed in beauty and health industries and can include: 

  • The promotion of overall skin health. 
  • The reduction of stiffness and muscle tension, thus reducing the likelihood of wrinkles. 
  • Improved lymphatic circulation. 
  • Adds a healthy "glow" to skin. 
  • Decreases puffiness around the face. 
  • Increases oxygen flow in the blood which brings more nutrients to the skin of the face. 
  • Releases built up toxins. 
  • Improves product absorption when used with other therapies. 
  • Uplifts the firmness of the skin. 
  • Stress relief, which naturally contributes to youthfulness. 
  • Some acne relief. 

Facial Massage Promotes Anti-Ageing 

Having a face massage naturally relaxes your facial muscles thus instantly reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, helping you achieve a smooth, soft texture. Increased blood flow to the skin, bringing more oxygen to the surface increases the production of collagen, a natural protein that helps the skin stay firm and prevents sagging, fighting the long-time effects of gravity! 

DIY Facial Massages 

While booking into that spa is always a great idea for your own personal pleasure, it may not be financially practical to get in your 3-5 massages per week! The good news is that massaging you own face is perfectly practical and relatively simple to create an easy, but most of all relaxing, exercise to incorporate into your existing beauty routine. There are many and plenty of tutorials and resources online to help you find your groove with a regular routine that feels right for you and fits with your lifestyle. Self-massage doesn't mean that you should forego your spa booking however, some experts suggest you get a professional session every couple of months. 

How To Self-Massage Your Face 

  1. Wash your hands and tie back long hair. 
  2. Use lukewarm water to wash your face, pat dry. 
  3. Use some moisturizer if you need to. 
  4. You may like to choose a massage oil to use, find one that is natural and good for the sensitive skin on your face. 
  5. Move your fingers in gentle circular motions, more deep stimulating actions are better for firming your skin. 
  6. If your skin is naturally acne-prone, oily or sensitive, it may be best to stick to light actions. 
  7. Always massage upwards towards the hairline when diverging from circular stimulation. 
  8. Consider using Fraîcheur Face Ice Globes to help you massage your face.
  9. Massage your forehead five times - you can use your knuckles to get in between your eyebrows, stroke upwards towards the hairline. 
  10. Massage your eye area five times, go very gently as the skin around your eyes is delicate. Use very soft movements in a rolling motion. 
  11. Massage your cheeks five times, swipe your knuckles from near your nose bridge towards your ears. 
  12. Massage your mouth by using your index and middle finger in a 'V' shape and sandwiching your lips between them. Press and pull the area gently towards your ears. 
  13. Massage your chin by placing the palms of your hands below your cheekbones and massaging towards your hairline. 
  14. Massage your neck last by vertically stroking the skin from your collarbone, upward towards your face. 

How Can Face Ice Globes Cryotherapy Make It Extra 

Facial massage and cryotherapy have a lot in common - so when you put the two ideas together you are achieving super-charged, super-skin-care! It's so easy to do at home, on vacation, while travelling or even at work. There are minimal ongoing costs and using our revolutionary and stylish Face Ice Globes make the cryogenic part no fuss! 

What Does Cryotherapy And Facial Massage Have In Common? 

Investing in Fraîcheur Ice Globes for an icy facial massage literally can not only help boost blood circulation and supplement the skin with more oxygen and rejuvenating skin cells, but the cold therapy also: 

  • Rapidly can reduce puffiness (within 10 minutes). 
  • Relieves UV damaged skin, releases pollution, dirt and invisible chemicals. 
  • Reduce dark circles, spots and pigmentation. Blood vessels contract and send new, nutrient-filled blood to under eye areas. 
  • Evens out skin tone. 
  • Hypoallergenic. 
  • Brightens and smooths the complexion. Skin pores shrink with the cold and release more toxins. 
  • Is suitable for all skin types. 
  • Is vegan & cruelty-free. 

Cryotherapy literally creates a rush of blood to the face and the cold of the Fraîcheur Ice Globes encourages cell rejuvenation and therefore your skin is healthier and more robust – and more agile in the fight against ageing.