Everyone knows very well that in the Land of the Rising Sun, women even at 50 look young, the secret is not only in the food they eat, but also in the fact that they take care of themselves, they know unique massage techniques. One of them is Japanese asahi facial massage. This technique is known all over the world, the technique is passed down from generation to generation. Many women, having passed such a course of massage, say that they acquire a second youth for their face.
What is asahi facial massage
The massage is performed with the fingers. Its other name is two-finger massage. Either the index and ring fingers, or the index and middle fingers of the hands are involved in the process.
With the help of this massage, a woman can get rid of fine wrinkles, double chin, improve her blood circulation, refresh her complexion. Many are amazed at the effectiveness of the technique. Since during the procedure there is an active effect on all facial structures, even bone tissue, the result will not be long in coming. In addition to the group of facial muscles, motor ones are also involved. All this helps to strengthen blood vessels, stimulate blood circulation, tighten the face oval, bruises, bags under the eyes, and swelling disappear. At the same time, there are practically no pain sensations, on the contrary, massage relaxes, gives strength and energy.
Beauticians divide this type of massage into 2 types:
- Lymphatic. There is a biostimulation of the blood flow of the face, due to this, tissue nutrition is significantly improved, excess toxins and fluid are removed, the face acquires a healthy color. This type of massage can be carried out by yourself at home, doing the exercises correctly.
- Deep muscle massage. This process involves manual therapy, pressing on certain points. There is a tightening of the skin of the face. Performing this type of massage, you need to have special knowledge, so it is better to turn to a specialized beauty salon, to an experienced specialist.
Who is this type of massage contraindicated for?
Asahi facial massage is a cosmetic, medical procedure that aims to rejuvenate the face. There are a number of contraindications for its implementation.
- Skin diseases (herpes, allergic rashes, acne, etc.).
- ENT diseases (sinusitis, otitis, diseases of the larynx, etc.).
- Neurology (neuritis of the facial nerve).
- Diseases of the lymphatic system.
- General malaise (SARS, flu).
- Menstruation (massage increases bleeding).
Separately, the topic of a thin face is touched upon, since during the technique used, the face becomes very thin. For this type of massage is not contraindicated, but is performed according to a different scheme. All exercises on the upper part of the face should end in the ear area.
How to prepare for a massage
Like all beauty treatments, asahi massage is performed only on clean skin. Before the procedure, the skin of the face must be thoroughly cleansed with a tonic, lotion or make-up remover milk. Then take care of cleaning the pores with a scrub. After these procedures, a fat cream is applied to the skin, as an option, you can use oil for massages. Ordinary sunflower or olive oil is also suitable for these purposes.
Beauty salons use a special oat milk that you can make yourself at home. To do this, you will need oatmeal, which is placed in a double layer of gauze and dipped in boiling water. After that, gauze is squeezed into a cup or bowl, the resulting viscous mass is cooled and used as a basis for massage.
Before starting a massage session, the skin and muscles of the face need to be “warmed up”, do facial exercises, in addition, do not rub your cheeks, forehead, and chin with your palms.
If you are doing the procedure at home, do not be too lazy to study the lymphatic system. If you are unsure of your knowledge, it is better to turn to specialists. Pressing on the lymph nodes themselves is strictly prohibited. Perform all exercises with moderate strength, pain should not be present, if there is pain, then you are doing something wrong.
At home, asahi facial massage should be done daily, for example, in the morning or before bedtime, as you like, until the desired result is achieved. In time, it lasts from 10 to 15 minutes. Massage can be carried out in any position convenient for you (lying, sitting, standing), the only rule is that the posture should be straight. After following all the above recommendations, you can proceed directly to the massage itself.
Exercises for the general correction of facial imperfections
- With the help of asahi massage, puffiness and dark circles under the eyes, which bother women so much in the morning, can be removed. To do this, you need to perform this exercise: with the pads of the middle fingers, draw from the outer corner of the eye to the inner corner. Then close your eyes, relax and draw along the moving eyelid towards the temples. Perform the exercise at least 3-4 times.
- To correct the oval of a woman’s face: rest your chin on your palm, grab the jawbone and muscles located under the chin, pull your palm up to your ear, grabbing the skin of your face. Do four times on the right and left sides.
- How to remove nasolabial folds: place the ring and index fingers of the right and left hands on the bridge of the nose, with smooth movements move up and down from the bridge of the nose to the tip of the nose two times. Further from the wings of the nose, move along the lower eyelids to the temples. Repeat the exercise several times.
- We get rid of wrinkles located on the forehead: we use the ring and middle fingers for this technique, with the fingertips we make not strong pressure movements from the center of the forehead to the ears, and then to the center of the cheek. Watch the force of pressing, you should feel your fingers, but at the same time you should not experience pain.
- We remove small wrinkles located in the mouth area: put the middle and ring fingers of both hands in the center of the chin. Press on this point and fix for a few seconds, making pressing movements, move along the chin to the hole located above the upper lip. Repeat exercises up to 5 times.
When doing massage at home, remember the main rule – do not massage or touch the lymph nodes. Make movements along the course of the lymphatic system. Otherwise, this technique is very gentle, there are no exercises during which there is pain, slaps, other skin stretch marks that can stimulate blood flow. Proper massage allows you to see the result after 2 days. Scientists have proven the effectiveness of this procedure at the world level.
After the first procedures, headaches and dizziness may appear. Do not worry, these are the consequences of the massage. Vessels need to get used to a normal, good lymphatic flow again, to earn their full strength….