If you’ve ever received facial treatments at beauty salons, it’s likely you’ve experienced a facial massage. These massages are performed by licensed estheticians and massage therapists to relax and pamper clients during their treatments. And while facial massage is surely relaxing, it also offers a host of other important benefits for your skin and overall health.
We’ve all been told to keep our hands away from our faces in an effort to reduce acne breakouts. But did you know that by not touching and actively massaging your facial tissue that you’re actually contributing to its dull appearance?
In addition to giving you a youthful glow and helping to keep skin firm, facial massages from beauty salons improve circulation, promote muscle relaxation, reduce congestion, relieve tension and increase the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the face.
Estheticians learn how to massage face tissue in cosmetology school and then practice these skills in beauty salons and spas. If you’re new to facial massage, and want to know what to expect at your next visit to a salon, here’s a breakdown of the techniques used during the treatment. Try these techniques on yourself or treat your spouse or friend to a relaxing facial massage treatment.
Remember, however, that estheticians in beauty salons have expert knowledge in skin physiology and understand how to massage face tissue to both promote the circulation of oxygen and eliminate toxins that make the skin dull and stagnant. All professionals have their own technique, but here is one example of how estheticians in beauty salons may give facial massage treatments: