fit·ness (fit-nis) - noun 1. health.
We work on our cardiovascular system, large muscle groups, balance and flexibility so why not take care of our faces as well? It doesn't have to be for a vain reason, either. It's healthy!
I recently checked out Athens Salon & Day Spa, where Nazy Samimi believes in providing lots of massage with her facials. Nazy is from Persia, where she received her initial training. She has been providing services to Athenians for 22 years. Using only organic products to produce the results she wants for her clients, she massages your face most minutes of the hour-long session. Nazy provides several different facials depending upon what your skin needs, but all of them include extensive massage.
As a self-professed chocoholic, I was pleased to receive a chocolate treatment for my dry skin. My poor face had been covered with poison ivy and topical steroids not too long ago, so the chocolate treatment was very helpful.
Facial massage brings more oxygen to the skin and helps circulation, thus providing a more fit face. Research suggests that massage can affect the body’s production of certain hormones linked to blood pressure, anxiety, heart rate and other key vital signs. This research is linked to full body massage, but I believe you can make the leap and say it's great for the face, too.
Research also shows that we can blame the bones in our face, not just gravity, for our wrinkles and jowls. The shrinking of facial bones and the changes in bone structure play important roles in the aging of the face. Women lose facial bone volume at a younger age than men. With this in mind Yamuna Zake developed Save Face. Using a small ball on your face you stimulate and align bone and work the muscles. There are four Yamuna Body Rolling practitioners in Athens if you would like to know more on how to use this system to get your face fit for the long haul.