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“Some physicians suggest that stress may be responsible for 75% of all diseases in the Western world, including skin diseases (e.g., psoriasis and eczema), headaches and migraine, digestive disorders, high blood pressure and heart-related diseases, as well as backache and muscle pain, poor eyesight and depression … solution is to find ways to manage the stresses … one way is the use of massage therapy.”
—Stretch Dowse, MD, Eminent Victorian Physician, 1887
Today, it is known that effective massage goes way beyond relaxing clients. An ancient technique, massage has been around for more than 3,000 years, and was prevalent in ancient cultures, such as Chinese, Egyptian, Grecian, Roman and Indian as a therapeutic form of medicine. At the height of massage during the 19th century,
Pehr Henrik Ling, known as one of the fathers of modern massage, developed a Swedish movement system, which is now known as the Swedish massage. As the benefits of massage became undeniable, the art developed and advanced throughout time.
When performed correctly, massage can provide clients with a wealth of benefits for their health and skin. Specifically, facial massage:
Although there are mechanical massage alternatives available today, it takes a deep understanding of the underworkings of the skin to optimize benefits and avoid the risk of exaggerating facial lines. A working knowledge of the bones, muscles and lymphatic system of the face will give you a competitive edge over mechanical alternatives. (See How-to: Facial Massage.) Your knowledge of calculated facial massage techniques will allow you to combine the benefits of high touch and high tech during any facial treatment.
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