Fascia and the skin:
Our Fascia runs through and around everything in our bodies. Unless you research fascia and see the many wonderful diagrams it hard to quantify what is Fascia?
Fascia is a specialised bodily system which is often referred to as the “Endless Web”.
It penetrates every muscles, bone, nerve, artery, vein and internal organs. It runs as one continuous structure from our head to our toes without any interruption. It connects every part of our body supporting and holding your body together. It is a membranous connective tissue made of collagen and elastin fibres and has a lubricating ground substance.
Most anti-ageing treatments focus on applying products to the skin in order to moisturise and feed the skin with various nutrients and the idea of the use of these products is to reduce the signs of ageing. These products discuss “Increasing collagen production and improving elasticity” being vital to young looking skin. But no mention of fascia, which made up of collagen and elastin.
Think of the repeated fascial expressions and having the same impact on the superficial fascia which can result in strain patterns which alter the appearance of the skin and face.
Question: “What is a Wrinkle?”
A wrinkle, known as a “Rhytide”, is a fold, ridge or crease in the skin or on fabric.
Habitual facial expressions, ageing, sun damage, smoking, poor hydration, and other factors. The development of facial wrinkles is a kind of fibrosis of the skin. There is theory which suggests that wrinkles develop from incorrect repairs of injured elastic fibres and collagen fibres. Repeated injures of extracellular fibres in the derma. The repairing process are not regenerated and restored but replaced by altered fibres.
The treatment is aiming to improve the appearance the skin and its structure and fascial release for the face.
What will Fascial Facial do?
Before a treatment I will require a consultation form to be completed to ascertain if there are any contraindications and allergies to skin products.
I generally use Neal Yards organic sensitive range to cleanse the skin. But you can bring along your own if you would prefer your own products.
Techniques designed which I use for the face and neck. Natural lift effect, helping to build up tension in the facial muscles. Our face is our mask to the world, it shows our stress and trauma which can be locked deep into the muscles and energy of the face
The lasting effects vary from person to person but normally the lift effect will last for 2 – 4 days after the first treatment.
It is advised to have six treatments, one a week and the cumulative effect lasts much longer. With continued maintenance at least once a month helping achieve lasting benefits.
Benefits of Fascial Face Lift
- Improves skin suppleness
- Reduce and release muscle tension in the face and jaw
- Release stuck fascia within the layers of the skin
- Reduce expression lines and wrinkles
- Tighten the skin and underlying muscles
- Stimulate rejuvenation and cellular activity
- Aids lymphatic circulation, increasing the supply of nutrients to the cells
- Aids the removal of dead skin cells
- Maintain a fresh, youthful appearance
- Promotes blood circulation
- Super relaxing, most clients fall asleep! Perfect stress buster
- Visibly lifts the face
Journey of “The Fascial Facial”
This course was co-created by Tracey Kiernan, and Debbie Tamblyn Jones, combining their many years of experience as massage and beauty therapists, and myofascial bodyworkers. The structure of the course is to use light touch myofascial techniques for the face and décolletage with the aim of improving the appearance of the skin.