If we told you to have someone put their hands inside your mouth and massaging your face from the inside out would feel good and make you look better, you probably wouldn't believe us. But the fact that the beautiful faces of Meghan Markle, J. Lo and Kate Moss are fans of this strange face called buccal massage, shows that it is worth sculpting your face and improving your skin. We spoke with the glowing founder of Noy Skincare, Danna Omari, to find out exactly what buccal massage is, how she does the technique, why it is so good and how you can do it yourself – you know we love a DIY!
What is buccal massage and how does it differ from other facial massage techniques?
Letting someone put their hands in their mouth may not sound nice, but it is actually a super relaxing process. The name buccal refers to the area being massaged, which is your inner cheek. Danna tells us that this is not only a deep tissue massage, but by going "inside the mouth (intraoral), we can access and massage the muscles inside and outside at the same time, which removes blockages and adhesions and improves posture by lifting , sculpt and strengthen ”
So what are the benefits of buccal massage?
"We work with selected muscles, stretch and relax them, and ultimately strengthen them," continues Danna, buccal massage "promotes self-healing in the skin, removes blockages where toxic waste is trapped, which ultimately helps and improves skin function. It also helps to soften, soften deep lines and wrinkles, tighten, tighten, lift and improve facial posture. ”It is also thought to be good if you grind your teeth, have tension in your jaw or have a TMJ disorder.
How does buccal massage really sculpt the face?
“By removing the blockages and training the muscles and relaxing them, we ultimately strengthen them. We are training the muscles again. As we age, everything starts to get sluggish but by massaging we not only relax the muscles but also give them a workout. And eventually they rise. Through the repetitive movements we also cause a microtrauma so that the skin can be regenerated. We lead the skin to heal itself. “Danna explains.
What makes Buccal Massage so good?
According to Danna, most of her customers go out and feel as if they have received a facelift, with everything that looks and feels lifted. And not only are the amazing results for your skin and face, the experience is also incredibly relaxing. “What I understand by people is that they love the massage party on their faces but when they get a massage in normal facial treatments it doesn't last more than 5 minutes. People want to come in and relieve tension in the face and jaw (we keep so much tension here) while also looking sculpted. "
Do you need to do multiple buccal massage sessions to see long-lasting results?
Okay, the most important thing we want to know is that this instant facelift will drop 10 minutes after meetings, or will last all day and night. Danna says she recommends one or two sessions per week for eight to ten weeks to see a real difference in the contours of your face (think of it as exercising), and then after that course, a monthly maintenance meeting. But she also says that after the fourth treatment in a row, you will start to notice the difference in your skin and face.
Where can you get buccal massage?
Buccal massage, which originated in France, is not like getting a regular facial, so it is not available everywhere, and somewhere between $ 300 and $ 500 per message, it is definitely an investment. That said, you will see immediate results in a treatment, and often visits can be compared to going to a massage to relieve stress – if you can do it for your body, why not for your face? To find a buccal massage therapist near you, just search for buccal massage followed by the area or city you live closest to.
DIY Buccal Massage
If you want to integrate buccal massage techniques into your home skin care routine and save your money, then insist "be careful and go slow." First, start with cleansed skin, then apply a facial oil, which gives your skin some "grinding" so you can easily can massage without pulling the skin. Wash your hands, then insert your thumb into your mouth and work on each side of your face with your opposite hand – so if you massage the left side of your face, use your right hand. Then work to relieve any tension you have.
Danna tells us “the key is to work both the thumb (inside) and the fingers (outside) at the same time. It's very intuitive, you just have to do what feels good as long as you're gentle. You can start with the jaw starting in circular movements that go up and also start from and slide (with the thumb that is inside the mouth) on the zygomatic bone (cheekbone) towards the outer corner of the eye and then circle back. It is about creating space for movement and flow as well as relaxing and strengthening the facial muscles. "
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