There are more and more rejuvenation procedures every day, technologies are improving, cosmetic companies are releasing new, more effective products, and women manage to delay aging and look younger. This trend has not bypassed massage techniques. One of the latest is a technique called buccal facial massage.
Buccal facial massage – what is it?
The technique consists in working out the facial muscles by influencing them with the force of the hands. The usefulness and complexity is that the work is carried out with certain points, this allows you to relax the muscles and sculpt the shape of the face. Many clients claim that after the massage their face became slimmer – the cheeks disappeared and the cheekbones became elastic. It is difficult and dangerous to apply buccal facial massage on your own at home.
What does buccal massage give?
The technique, when performed correctly, can replace trips to a beautician, braces and injections that help strengthen skin tone. The effect of buccal massage, after completing the full course, is guaranteed. The most important thing here is the choice of a specialist. There is too much at stake – the beauty and health of the face, so it is important to look long and carefully for a person who can guarantee you a positive effect from the procedure.
There are many positive aspects of massage:
- deep study of facial muscles;
- increased skin turgor;
- improved blood circulation;
- the ability to change the shape of the face.
Buccal facial massage – before and after, photo:
Buccal massage – indications
Buccal massage will be useful for women who are over 30 years old. It also makes sense to resort to the procedure earlier, especially if a woman begins to notice the appearance of wrinkles and sees that the skin begins to lose its elasticity. The list of indications is extensive:
- loss of a clear facial contour;
- a change for the worse in the elasticity and firmness of the epidermis;
- deterioration in complexion;
- swelling and general unhealthy appearance;
- wrinkles, both deep and fine.
Buccal massage – contraindications
The procedure is one of the varieties of sculptural facial massage, there are contraindications here and the list of them is not small. Before resorting to the technique, it is worth going through a complete examination of the body in the clinic, passing a series of tests and making sure that the benefits of massage will be greater than the harm.
Contraindications to the procedure are:
- neoplasms recognized as malignant;
- allergies of various etiologies;
- chronic diseases in the acute phase;
- the presence of cuts, open bleeding wounds, hematomas, bruises on the affected areas;
- damage or inflammation of the oral cavity, diseases of the mucous membranes, gums and teeth.
- pregnancy and lactation period.
How to do buccal massage?
Sculptural facial massage can be performed in various positions. You can do it both sitting, and lying down, and reclining. The only undesirable position is the standing position. So, it will be difficult for a specialist to act on the muscles with sufficient force. Massage is done exclusively with sterile gloves. Otherwise, if the epidermis is damaged, there is a risk of infection under the skin.
Massage is done as follows:
- It starts with the lips, then with massaging movements the massage therapist descends to the mouth, gradually kneading every muscle of the cheeks, lips and chin. The technique is recognized as effective, with its help all the muscles of the face are scrupulously worked out, moving by a millimeter.
- Deep tissue massage of the face consists in the capture of muscles and a short-term effect on them.
- After the procedure, the face is left at rest for a while.
- At the end of the session, clients often notice swelling of the face, but this is normal, soon the swelling goes down and a positive result is visible.
- The session lasts from 15 minutes to half an hour.
Buccal massage – technique
It is important to know that the massage technique is carried out through the mouth, the masseur inserts his fingers into the oral cavity and acts on the skin both from the outside and inside. Sculptural deep-tissue buccal facial massage is not suitable for everyone, many cannot withstand the discomfort and choose the usual procedures in the cosmetologist’s office. But women who can endure after the massage are satisfied with the result.
Sculptural-buccal facial massage can be done at home by calling an experienced specialist. The technique consists in the following manipulations:
- The specialist cleanses the skin of creams and other cosmetics. The entire procedure is carried out exclusively in sterile gloves.
- The massage begins with light stroking movements that warm up the skin. The direction from the lower part of the jaw to the cheekbones. With each touch, the force of influence increases.
- Two fingers (index and middle) are placed in the oral cavity on the inner surface of the cheek and the muscles of the corners of the mouth, chewing part and mimic muscles begin to be worked out.
- After the end of the main part, the massage ends with tapping the fingertips on the outer part of the cheeks. This is done to normalize blood circulation and give the skin a healthy pink tint.
- The last step is to apply a nourishing moisturizer to the skin.
How often to do buccal massage?
How useful the sculptural-buccal massage will be depends on how many procedures will be completed. The effect will be visible after 2 sessions, however, to obtain a significant result, it is recommended to visit a massage therapist every 10 days. During the break, it will be useful to use caring cosmetics, which the beautician will help you choose.
Buccal massage – pros and cons
It has been proven that deep tissue massage is useful, hence the large number of advantages:
- The skin after the procedure looks more toned, young and elastic.
- Small mimic wrinkles are smoothed out, and large ones become less depressed.
- The procedure helps improve blood flow.
- Treats various disorders of the facial muscles.
- Accelerates the recovery process after a stroke and paralysis.
- Relieves nervous tension.
Massage has a number of negative points:
- pain of the procedure.
- Buccal intensive massage contributes to the appearance of hematomas (if the specialist is not experienced).
- Deep tissue massage can lead to soft tissue damage.
- Muscle strain and loss of tone.
- Perhaps the appearance of muscle stiffness during chewing, in the first hours after the massage.
- The effect affects only the cheek area.
- Needless to say, the procedure is expensive.