Contouring is a natural alternative to cosmetic surgery that has the ability to make a positive change in anyone’s skin. It consists of a massage with four different techniques that work the 55 muscles of the face.
The first technique is a lymph drain massage and the second technique exercises the skin with a series of deep maneuvers that follow the line of the muscles. The third technique is a massage using honey and essential oils that helps to work the elasticity of the skin and improves the circulation of blood in the fast. The final technique includes acupressure points that help to relieve tension throughout the entire body.
Just as physical exercise helps to strengthen one’s body, facial-contouring tones, tightens, and activate the circulation that will result in a radiant complexion. It also gives an instant temporary facelift without a high price tag. Facial contouring also helps to diminish wrinkles and creates total relaxation. I believe that everyone’s skin can be beautiful and healthy looking at any age regardless of the person’s history.
By adding the variety of serums that now exist to face contouring, you will see immediate results in the first series of the contouring massage. After years of experience with this technique, I recommend doing a series of 6 face contouring massages for the first six weeks. This should be followed by a series of three face contouring massages a month then a continual regimen should be set in place of one face contouring massage per month for as long as possible.
Breakdown of the four massage techniques:
1. Lymph drain massage:
Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a type of gentle massage which is intended to encourage the natural circulation of the lymph through the body. Our lymph system depends on certain essential contractions to the smooth muscle cells to propel the lymph through vessels where they are eventually returned to the cardiovascular system. Specific amounts of pressure and circular movements can be used to stimulate lymph flow.
2. Deep contour massage:
Using my hands I follow the lines of the fifty-five muscles of the face and use quick repetitive movements in an upward motion that result in a temporary facelift.
3. Honey and essential oils massage:
Organic honey combines with essential oils to help improve the elasticity of the skin. By pulling the skin in an outward direction promotes better circulation, which allows more oxygen to reach every area of the face and ultimately allows the facial skin to produce more of its own collagen.
4. Acupressure points:
Acupressure has a history dating back thousands of years in China and was used to help stimulate specific points on the body. By using acupressure, it is possible to improve the flow of energy to restore balance and harmony to the body. Along with benefits including deep relaxation, one can also expect acupressure to increase micro-circulation in the blood capillaries. Acupressure also improves muscle tone, color, and firmness of the skin along with stimulating one’s immune system, which can help relive headaches and sinus pain.
My name is Vera Duva and I hope to see you soon at Belle Visage Spa.
Esthetician with a specialization in facial contouring
Makeup artist/permanent makeup specialist
Over ten years of experience