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The face is connected with the body through pressure points that correspond with vital organs and body systems. Touch can also release immune-boosting chemicals known as endorphins into the body, which can help your client unwind and relieve stress on a mind and body level.


Sep 13, 2021 12:00:00 AM / by Whitney Dickerson



The Power of Touch

As an Esthetician, touch is an integral part of what we do in the treatment room. It is a way to help your client to relax while you are caring for their skin. It is a way to heal, treat, and relax your client’s skin in its most basic sense. While this is a big part of the healing process, what you do in the treatment room goes beyond what can be seen physically. The face is connected with the body through pressure points that correspond with vital organs and body systems. Touch can also release immune-boosting chemicals known as endorphins into the body, which can help your client unwind and relieve stress on a mind and body level.

In this article, we will discuss ways you can utilize the power of touch in your treatments. These healing forms all focus on things such as de-puffing, smoothing, etc. You could use all or a combination of these options; it may just be your personal preference. One thing to keep in mind with these is it does include lymph drainage, so ensuring proper technique and pressure is vital for the health of your clients and or your skin if you perform it on yourself. Excellent prep for these treatments could include dry brushing.

Lymphatic Drainage: Lymph drainage massage can first and foremost be done with your hands to stimulate it. The lymph nodes do not have a system to push lymph around, so the lymphatic system relies primarily on our body’s muscle action and movement to maintain its fluid movement. Lymph drainage massage is a manual massage technique that works on the lymphatic system, stimulating it to work quietly by moving the lymph to the lymph nodes.

Benefits:

  • stimulates blood circulation and tissue regeneration

  • directs and increases lymphatic flow

  • reduces swelling and water retention

  • improves the immune system due to the elimination of toxins

  • promotes the body and mental relaxation

  • energizes the body, and provides an overall lightness in the body.



Gua Sha: Gua Sha is traditionally performed on the body, but a more gentle form can be utilized on the face. It’s performed with a stone that is shaped to contour the face in different ways. It can release built-up tension to help your skin perform essential functions such as eliminating waste and detoxifying, allowing the skin to come back to its more natural, healthy, balanced state.

Benefits:

  • stimulates circulation

  • helps improve collagen

  • softens lines and wrinkles

  • decreases puffiness and inflammation

  • diminishes dark circles

  • temporarily tightens skin

  • brightens complexion

  • sculpts facial muscles

  • releases tightness.


Jade Rolling: Jade rolling is similar in a sense to Gua Sha, just with a different type of tool. While the Gua Sha is a handheld stone, Jade Rolling is a handheld stone that typically has two-sized tips for rolling on the face. They come in various stones from rose quartz, jade, black obsidian, and many more. Benefits:

  • lymphatic drainage

  • improved circulation

  • better product absorption

  • tighter looking skin

If you have any questions and would like to speak to one of our friendly Master Aestheticians in your area please email support@glymedplusaustralia.com.au


Written by Whitney Dickerson



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