Skin Analysis: The Brighton Salon Advantage for Men and Women Part 4.

It takes a lot to get and maintain that Beverly Hills youthful and radiant skin. Aside from knowing your skin and using the correct products facial massage can really benefit the skin. Facial massage helps by getting blood flow to the facial muscles and helps to keep the elastin and collagen in the skin.

Elastin is a protein in the connective tissue that is like elastic and allows the tissues in the body to hold their firm shape after stretching or contracting. Elastin also helps return the skin to it original position if poked or pinched. 

Collagen is the main structural protein of various connective tissues. As the main component of connective tissue, it's actually the most abundant protein and makes up from 25-35% of the whole body protein content.

Facial massage is the manual or mechanical manipulations of the body by rubbing, gently pinching, kneading, tapping, and other movements to increase metabolism and circulation. In order to fully master massage techniques, you must be very familiar with anatomy and physiology, and usually isn't recommended that people with heart conditions, high blood pressure, or have had a stoke because these manipulations could increase blood circulation causing problems. Please consult with a physician before performing any massages on yourself or others.

Basic massages- The the impact of massage treatment depends on the pressure, direction of movements, and duration of each manipulation. In basic massage, the manipulations begin at the insertion of the muscle and flows in its natural direction, or moveable point. You can also movements toward the muscles origin flowing towards its fixed attachment, or joint.

There are different massage techniques as far as the manipulations go.

Effleurage is light, continuous, stroking movements applied with the fingertips or palms in a rhythmic manner. Most massages usually begin and end with this type of manipulation.

Petrissage is a kneading movement performed by lifting, squeezing, and pressing the tissue with a light, firm pressure. Petrissage offers a deeper muscle stimulation.

Fulling is mostly just performed on the forearms.

Friction is deep rubbing movements with pressure applied to the skin with the fingers or palms while moving it over an underlying structure. For example, chucking is moving the hand up and down along the bone, rolling is pressing and twisting, wringing is very vigorous movements.

Tapotement, or percussion, consists of short, quick tapping or slapping movements. This movement will offer the most stimulation to the muscles and tissue.

All of these movements and manipulations can help promote healthy, glowing, radiant Beverly Hills skin. Take the Brighton Advantage and make sure you have the best skin in all of Beverly Hills.

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