TsubokiiŽ Japanese Face Massage is a wonderfully relaxing treatment which can be booked as a treatment in its own right or included with other therapies such as reiki, aromatherapy or reflexology in your session.
It is relaxing yet energising and treats the whole body through the face whilst giving a 'natural facelift'.
Tsubo points are acupressure points along the meridians where the energy can be most influenced. Ki is the energy that flows through the meridians. Tsuboki® is a form of massage which uses the tsubos to influence the flow of Ki in the body.
The following information is taken from www.tsuboki.com.
The Japanese believe that beauty is more than skin deep, and that to be beautiful you have to be healthy too. The fantastic thing about Tsuboki® Japanese face massage is that it works on many levels at the same time, from the inside and the outside.
By working SUPERFICIALLY we improve skin tone and lymph flow.
By working with the MUSCULATURE at a deeper level, we can affect muscle tone and general appearance, as well as prepare the face for the next stage.
By working with the MERIDIANS that run through the face, we can affect the balance of health in the whole body. In addition, many of the TSUBOS have a specific beneficial effect on the appearance of the face.
By working with the LYMPHATIC system we encourage the removal of metabolic waste products.
Many of the techniques can help to prevent lines, wrinkles, and puffiness - a natural facelift!
The face is a very accessible part of the body to offer for massage, yet face massage can be the most intimate and nurturing of massages.
Face massage is incredibly relaxing to receive, but 7 of the 8 meridians that run through the face are the yang, or more energising ones. This may explain why clients often report feeling deeply relaxed during the massage but balanced and energised afterwards.
SUITABILITY In some circumstances Tsuboki® Japanese Face Massage may not be appropriate - this includes pregnancy or recent procedures such as Botox. If you are in any doubt as to whether the massage is suitable for you, please consult your practitioner.
TSUBOKI® massage comprises FOUR specific stages:
STAGE ONE massage to the neck and shoulders to increase circulation to the face and reduce tension in these areas
STAGE TWO a detailed face massage using camellia oil as traditionally used in Japan (this is fragrance free)
STAGE THREE working more than 50 tsubos and 8 meridians
STAGE FOUR lymphatic drainage to eliminate toxins