The different practices of facialists

We have already shared with you a item in December 2019 about the profession of facialist. This profession is more and more in vogue in France to the point that a new school " the academy of facialists Was born in June 2020 founded by the two experts in this art, Catherine Bourgeois and Delphine Langlois. Say goodbye to all invasive techniques and welcome to this profession which honors and gives pride of place to manual techniques, most of which are ancestral, for a completely reshaped face. Other new practices and methods, such as facial gymnastics and facial yoga, have also developed in recent years. They consist in the practice of muscular exercises aimed at stimulating and toning the muscles of the face. They offer a good complement and act in synergy with the multiple practices and massages of facialists: kobido, facial stretching, facial detox, face sculpting, etc... By mixing these different techniques, the facialist expert will sign and offer a massage that is specific to it but which will adapt to the needs of each skin. So what are these different techniques?

1. Kobido

This is the facial massage, a beauty secret, for Japanese women. This is not the first time that we have told you about this ancient Japanese art of massage, born in 1472 and once dedicated to empresses and geishas. This art, of great sophistication, requires several years of learning and the mastery of 48 original basic techniques which, subsequently, have given rise to several variations. These basic techniques consist of smoothing and kneading the skin with the percussion of intense and rapid movements in order to stimulate the entire blood and energy circulation system. They are part of a more comprehensive ritual consisting of several phases: cleaning, massage, drainage, smoothing and bust. The plumping and regenerating virtues of this massage are already visible after the first session, even if it is necessary to practice several for a real more lasting effect.

2. Facial detox

This massage technique does not seek to rebalance the circulation of energy in the face but to improve the circulation of lymph. Indeed, unlike blood which has its own pump, the heart, to circulate in the body, lymph, a transparent interstitial liquid, circulates thanks to the structure of the walls of the lymphatic vessels, to muscle contractions and to movements of the body. body. Lymph helps keep immune cells, hormones and nutrients circulating in the tissues. Manual lymphatic drainage is a massage method. It involves applying gentle, slow pressure to improve lymphatic circulation, which is increasingly lacking with age. These drainage maneuvers detoxify the organs and decongest the tissues with a supply of new nutrients. The skin of the face is then oxygenated and revitalized and the complexion much brighter. It is a massage that is particularly recommended for treating dark circles and puffiness around the eyes.

 3. The face sculpting

This massage technique, invented by Yakov Gershkovich, is undoubtedly the most recent technique. It consists of plumping the face and reshaping it from the inside using a deep intraoral muscle massage. In the first part of the session, the practitioner performs a "muscle stretching", a deep massage to stimulate the muscles of the face, oxygenate the tissues by supplying blood and stretch the muscle fibers to release tension. The second part focuses on oral massage. Wearing gloves, the practitioner plunges her index finger into her mouth to catch the subcutaneous muscles while performing tapping and stretching maneuvers on the external part. Maxillofacial tensions are relaxed, muscles regain tone and elasticity, the contours of the face are reshaped and the skin is incredibly supple and plumped. It is a non-invasive, innovative technique with immediate results that are increasingly visible with regular practice. It is a great natural alternative for a manual anti-aging facial treatment.

4. The Gua Sha

It is an ancient massage ritual from traditional Chinese medicine that is performed using a "scraping" tool to release tension and contractures and to smooth the flow of energy. These days, the practice is much gentler and is performed on the face using a roughly triangular shaped stone.

Other tools have emerged such as the Roll-on or suction cups. The roll-on is a kind of roulette, originally in jade stone, which allows you to perform a draining and refreshing massage. The choice of stone is wider nowadays, each type of stone (jade, rose quartz, amethyst) is supposed to provide an answer to a type of skin or a specific problem. These tools have the sole mission of stimulating blood circulation and the vascular system, thus the facialist expert Olfa Perbal created his own tools in ash wood where we find a board for "scraping", a bell. and a roll.

5. Facial stretching

The goal here is no longer to perform a massage by an expert third party, but to get to work yourself! Indeed, the goal is to familiarize yourself with the practice of "facial sport". Just like the muscles of the body, the fifty or so muscles of the face must be worked on to keep them toned. You will find all the details in this article on facial gymnastics and facial yoga. Performed regularly, it helps maintain facial firmness and skin elasticity by stimulating the production of collagen to prevent sagging skin. 

Now that you are up to date on these new massage techniques, you no doubt want to discover these massages which skilfully combine all of these techniques. Find on our website the list of our expert facialist partners throughout France.