If you’ve ever gotten a massage, you know just how relaxing it can be. Now imagine the same type of pampering, but this time, for your face. Brilliant, right?
Just as massages offer both physical and emotional benefits, so do facials. On a physical level, they nourish, cleanse, hydrate, and exfoliate the skin. On an emotional level, they offer relaxation and rejuvenation of the spirit.
Why are facials so relaxing? Here are three top reasons we’ve heard from happy clients.
Lying flat on your back, with dim lights and soothing music in the background (or whatever setting you choose), is the perfect setting for relaxation. It gives you time to simply be. Of course, you have to be willing to allow this – if you are constantly checking your phone or thinking about all the things you need to do as you are getting your facial, this will defeat the purpose. But if you go in ready to let go and be present for the full duration, the setting will relax you and you will come out feeling refreshed.
Facial massage is a part of most facials, and massage has been shown to induce a “relaxation response” within the body. For people who are so inclined, facial massage can be a particularly enjoyable type of massage, since the face has plenty of nerves and pleasure points. (We know that not everyone likes being touched on their face – if this is you, a body massage might be more up your alley!)
Sometimes, we get so caught up in everything we need to do for others, that we neglect ourselves, and suffer from it in the process. But when you know that you are doing something proactive to take care of yourself physically and emotionally, that can set your mind at ease. In this case, you can rise from the experience feeling accomplished and fulfilled, even though you were resting the whole time!
Don’t Forget About the Physical Benefits of Facials
At the same time that facials relax and rejuvenate, they also physically improve your skin. Facials can help clear up acne, slow down the aging process, reduce wrinkles, and generally make skin look fresher. So why not give yourself the best of both worlds – fresher looking skin and a relaxed state of mind. Contact us today to schedule a facial.