The fountain of youth has still not been discovered, but there are gentle, all-natural ways to anti-aging. It does not require surgery or pills or toxic products. Facial massage has been proven to help with the effects of aging. However, massage therapy does not have to stop at your face to help with anti-aging. Stress is a huge factor in bringing on the signs of aging prematurely. Graying hair and wrinkles are only part of the problem.
Let’s take a look at how massage can help you look younger and combat stress.
Facial Massage for Anti-Aging
Facial massage can help keep the skin looking young, smooth, and firm. During a facial massage, your massage therapist will use upward, gentle, yet stimulating strokes. Here are some additional benefits:
Helps prevent wrinkles by relieving stress and tension. Facial massage helps to relax tense muscles and decrease the lines that are formed by tension.
Alleviates anxiety. A worried face looks older. Facial massage also helps to relieve anxiety and improve a person’s mood.
Increases circulation. The increase in circulation can give your skin a youthful glow and brings oxygen to the skin of the face, acting as a natural face lift.
Eliminate toxins. Facial massage can stimulate the lymphatic vessels which facilitates eliminating toxins.
Reduce congestion. Facial massage can help relieve congestion by improving drainage. This will reduce puffiness and swelling.
Full Body Massage for Anti-Aging
In addition to helping your face look younger, massage therapy helps your entire body and your soul. Our emotional age can feel years beyond our physical age when we experience excess stress, worry, and anxiety. Take the time for some self-care by managing your stress and feel like yourself again.
Full body massage has many of the same benefits listed above with the following additional benefits:
Stress-relief. Stress is bad enough on its own, however, it also ages us by shortening our telomeres (stretches of DNA at the ends of chromosomes, which allow cells to divide) which has been associated with aging and cancer.
Improve posture. Poor posture reduces your height and can make your body look tired. But more importantly, bad posture can also adversely affect your circulatory, digestive, and nervous system function. These systems have to work harder to support your body.
Better sleep. The positive effects of massage therapy include decreased levels of cortisol and increased levels of serotonin and dopamine, suggesting relaxation in the brain and better sleep quality. Did you know people with high levels of cortisol almost always look older than they really are?
What is the good news about Anti-Aging?
What can we do to stop aging in its tracks? You can book a trip to find the fountain of youth, or you can book a massage with a trusted massage therapist. One of these sounds a lot more relaxing than the other, not to mention a lot more affordable. Check out our website for deals and packages, and start looking and feeling younger today.