Nothing makes your skin glow more than a facial massage. Unfortunately, while many clients understand the benefits of a body massage, they need to be educated on the benefits of facial massage. Facial massage can provide a multitude of benefits, including improvements in: skin texture, elasticity, fine lines, wrinkles and skin discoloration. To capitalize on this, facial massage “boutiques,” are now becoming popular at airports and department stores. However, estheticians can expand this concept so much more by creating a facial massage menu that compliments a full service salon and spa offering.
The Benefits of Facial Massage
Massage has many physiological and psychological benefits. When the body senses touch, reflex receptors respond by increasing blood and lymph flow. The central nervous system is affected, resulting in a state of relaxation.
Massage also helps provide clients with a glowing, healthy-looking complexion. Most clients enjoy the benefits of skin rejuvenation, but are surprised at how a facial massage can improve their overall wellness. For example, a study reported that massage significantly decreases cortisol levels (-31%), the chemical your body releases when you are stressed. Massage was also noted to increase levels of dopamine (+31%) and serotonin (+28%), neurotransmitters that are responsible for feelings of happiness and self-worth.