What is Facial Accupressure/Reflexology?
Facial reflexology is a gentle and extremely therapeutic treatment with its origins in traditional chinese medicine. Just like foot reflexology, there are reflex points on the face which correspond to specific organs, glands and systems of the body. By applying gentle pressure to the reflexes on the face, this helps stimulate the reflex points, encouraging the body's natural healing to take place, restore balance and promote well-being. All reflexology treatments are excellent at helping to reduce stress, calming the mind, restore balance and release toxins, plus much more.
Ziggie Bergman, the UKs leading expert in Facial Reflexology says, "Facial Reflexology combines all of the therapeutic benefits of a holistic therapy with a touch of beautifying luxury! Clients often say that they feel an inner calm and a real sense of wellbeing at the end of a treatment, as well as a more youthful, glowing complexion".
Why would I try Facial Accupressure/Reflexology?
If you are feeling tired, worn out or stressed.
Facial reflexology is rejuvenating from the inside out. It not only works on the facial muscles, skin and fascia but on reflexes on the face that relate to the organ systems of the body so helps with stress and hormonal regulation, as well as toning the skin and the muscular structure of the face.
We hold a lot of tension and stress in our face and head areas. There are typically around 43 muscles in the face and most of these are used during second to second facial expressions. Facial expressions are one of the most important ways that we communicate. It is very hard to stop our inner feeling show through our faces as it links into our unconscious and through releasing these muscles we can release held emotions and stress. Treatments to the face also have a powerful effect on the Central Nervous System, which can mitigate the effect of stress and promote regular sleep patterns.
Due to the close proximity to the brain and central nervous system, facial reflexology is an effective therapy to manage stress.
Stress is one of the root causes of many illnesses. Stress may cause you to experience headaches/migraines, sleep issues, anxiety depression, low mood, tiredness, irritability, IBS/stomach problems, muscle pain/tension, hormone imbalances, jaw discomfort due to clenching/grinding teeth.
Facial reflexology can help to assist in the control of stress levels. It has an analgesic effect, reducing pain, by releasing endorphins, the body's natural painkiller into the body. When we are stressed, the effects may show in the face such as spots/acne, skin complexion, frown lines and wrinkles. Facial reflexology can help to relax and relieve muscle tension in the face, giving a more radiant glow in the face.