Japanese Lifting – Facial Reflexology

Japanese Lifting – Facial Reflexology

At Bamboo Shiatsu we use the combination of Japanese Lifting and Facial Reflexology. These two techniques, applied together, offer a formula that combines aesthetics, on the one hand, and well-being and health, on the other. The aesthetic part provides healthy and well-groomed skin. The other part prevents and improves health because it works reflex areas of the face, which connect with internal systems, organs and viscera. Through a set of facial massages we help tone the skin and tighten the muscles of the face. The effects are visibly immediate, in addition to providing great relaxation.

Origins and benefits

Japanese Facial Massage, also called Japanese Lifting or Kobido, has its roots in Traditional Chinese Medicine, whose origins date back to the time of Emperor Huang Di (2697-2597 BC). Along with Chi Kung, Phytotherapy, Moxibustion, Acupuncture and Anmo (massage in Chinese) it is an essential part of their treatments.

Anmo, which means pushing and rubbing, is aimed at maintaining or restoring health, constantly and balancing the flow of energy (Qi or Ki) throughout the body through its meridians, which are like rivers that flow through the body carrying Qi or Ki. It is the balance of this flow that will prevent the appearance of the disease and its restoration will help the body by strengthening its immune system.

Around 1300 AD, the knowledge of Chinese Medicine reached Japan. The Anmo, (Anma in Japanese) remained faithful to the objective of maintaining the flow of Qi or Ki to stimulate the body’s healing capacity. Through the years, Anma in Japan specialized and acquired its own characteristics, different from those of the original Anmo from China.

    • Japanese Lifting or Japanese facial massage is one of Anma’s specialties, conceived not only as an aesthetic massage, but also linked to the concept of health. In this way, beauty consisted of a bright, jovial, and in turn healthy-looking appearance. It is very beneficial to improve the external appearance of the face and alleviate certain types of tension-related problems or ailments such as headaches, migraines or bruxism.
    • Facial Reflexology is a modern natural therapeutic method of facial stimulation that is very effective for musculoskeletal disorders and pain, facial paralysis, regulating organic functions, emotional imbalances and, among other things, activates blood microcirculation. Facial Reflexology has its origin in oriental medicine, and also adds the advantage of integrating new discoveries in neurology.
      The human face has about 1,200 nerve endings that are related to the central nervous system. These reflexological zones maintain close communication with internal organs, viscera and glands, as well as with the circulatory system and the lymphatic system. They are also connected to the energy channels known as meridians in Chinese medicine.

Treatment is carried out by manually pressing various points on different areas of the face, neck and head, each with a specific relationship to the neuromotor and neurovegetative system.
The pressure has the function of stimulating and producing the release of neurotransmitters and endorphins that act in the endocrine, circulatory and lymphatic organic functioning of the entire organism, balancing and stabilizing it.

The most outstanding advantages of the Japanese Lifting combined with Facial Reflexology are:

-Wrinkles and expression marks fade.
-The face lifting effects are perceived almost immediately.
-It is a painless treatment.
-It does not produce inflammation.
-It can be repeated whenever it is convenient.
-It is a very relaxing therapy that at the same time acts on the health of the body in general.

Effective for:

-Bruxism problems
-Facial muscle problems
-Digestive problems
-Joint ailments
-Fibriomyalgia and neuralgia
-Emotional imbalances (such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, fatigue and mental dispersion, …)
-Hormonal imbalances, etc.


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