The Benefits of Massage Therapy for Your Skin

Every system in the body benefits in some way from massage. From the improving circulation, relieving muscular tension, pain relief, and improving mobility just to name a few. But we usually forget about the body’s largest organ; the Integumentary System, your skin.

Massage helps remove dead skin cells, returning fresh skin to the surface. With the right technique and massage oil, a massage will leave your skin nourished, smooth, and hydrated.

Relieving Tension

When the facial muscles tense up, they tend to harbor wrinkles. In just 1 to 2 minutes a day, you can relax the muscles of the face through self exercises. But the time required depends on skin type. With oily, acne-prone skin, keeping it under 10 minutes is best. Normal to dry complexions, should take no longer than 20 minutes, as over stimulation can cause breakouts.

Increasing Circulation

Just like tense shoulders or backs, the face muscles require some TLC by increasing blood flow to the skin by massaging the lines around the eyes, mouth, and brows. Stimulating face muscles with massage helps to bring oxygen to the area - a natural anti-aging skin treatment. Improved blood flow increases collagen production, giving a healthy, natural glow to the complexion.

Products Absorb into the Skin More Easily

You can improve the effectiveness of your skin care routine with massage. Take a few minutes at night, to cleanse the skin, apply serum and moisturizers using gentle tapping motions. This will help the product absorb into the skin more easily.

To get youthful looking skin from head to toe, schedule an appointment with a certified professional at the LaVida of Washington Township, MI today.

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