The original method of facial reflexology was developed by Professor Châu, a teacher and practitioner of acupuncture from Vietnam. Similar to the principles that support acupuncture, facial reflexology focuses on manipulating 257 points and reflex zones (see illustration) located in the face. Stimulating these with hands and gentle tools that help alleviate neck and back pain, and other discomforts. It is also a treatment protocol that promotes self care because the person can purchase the tools to use at home and have the ability to stimulate the areas of concern reflected on the face to encourage faster results and to promote maintenance.
Some of the benefits include:
- instant relief of tension on the face, neck, scalp and brain
- It works with the entire body system to address specific issues
- Works to firm the facial muscles, reduces and/or prevent fine lines and wrinkles
- Stimulation increases the blood circulation, and activate lymphatic drainage to achieve a naturally glowing complexion
Beauty From the Inside Out
Beauty marks, moles, wrinkles, dimples and spots on our face reflect a potential internal imbalance and indicate present or past weaknesses. By observing tone, brightness and texture, the face is an important source of information about the general internal state of the body and is a very good indicator of our health.
It makes perfect sense right? When we eat too much sugar, pimples pop up. Or when we don’t drink enough water, or face starts to feel dehydrated. Bumps found on areas of the face during the face stimulation, as well as the marks mentioned above, using essential oil or plant based skin cream enable us to find the origin of the imbalance.
How Does Facial Reflexology Work?
A firm touch and gentle manipulation to the face with various tools and techniques restore the energy, sending balance to blocked areas. Facial stimulation is powerful because it has the shortest pathways for the nerve cells to connect to the brain stem and it releases chemicals called endorphins.
Facial reflexology works to send a message to the Central Nervous System (CNS) to direct the energy to specific organs and glands to regulate your blood, hormones, and most importantly, boost your immune system. It is also an essential workout for the face to get a younger and healthier look.
Reflexology tools and application techniques also increase the ability of the skin to absorb the essential oils and/or essential oil and nontoxic plant based skin care products.