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face anti-ageing techniques

"A detoxifying massage of the face helps relieve daily stress, while facilitating the removal of toxins"

In every woman, production of collagen begins to decline after the age of 20, a problem that increases with age. Stress and daily pressures, as well as any impediment in the flow of energy, also have their effects on the face.

The combination of the above results in a dull skin; it also accelerates the appearance of wrinkles and spots.

In order to improve the appearance of the skin, the production of collagen and elastin must be boosted, by means of restoring the natural flow of blood.

To achieve this, women may choose among a wide array of available methods, some invasive and some not. The non-invasive methods based on Traditional Chinese Medicine or in face detoxification massage techniques have significant advantages. 

First of all, these practices treat appearance as a result of inner health and energy. Therefore, they are holistic treatment methods. Secondly, they are based solely on massage, without the use of medications. Some of these treatments (which may be combined) are Rejuvance, Gua Sha and Cosmetic Acupuncture. It is worth mentioning that these methods are ideal preventive treatments.

Rejuvance means renewal, rejuvenation. Rejuvance therapy essentially is a Holistic Face Massage. It is holistic because it treats the patient as a whole, consisting of body, spirit and emotion. The practitioner moves his or her hands across the energy channels (meridians) of the face and head, thus releasing any energy blockages.

Beauty has a direct connection to health, while all emotions are expressed by the face. As time passes, the parts of the face that contract more often begin to show permanent marks (wrinkles) while the contour of the face sags and loses its initial shape.

Rejuvance is a painless and non-invasive technique. It can be applied to the face, neck, cleavage, nape of the neck and the head. It consists of gentle hand strokes, without any tools or chemical products. 

The movements of this technique affect both the muscles and connective tissue of the skin, which contains collagen and elastin. This restores the skin’s elasticity, while more nutrients and fluids are absorbed, with a moisturising effect on the skin.

After only one session, the face looks healthier, just like after a good night’s sleep. The skin glows and looks refreshed. Small wrinkles disappear, while deeper ones become less prominent. Swelling and dark circles around the eyes are also reduced.

Although Rejuvance is applied to the head, its results affect the rest of the body too. This is because the energy channels (meridians) of the face connect to those of the body.

Because Rejuvance relieves muscular tension, it offers relief from headaches and migraines. It relaxes the nervous system and provides a sense of deep relaxation. This results in less stress as well as better sleep. Also, it facilitates breathing and tones mastication muscles, thus relieving those who grind their teeth at night.

After a single session of Rejuvance, the symptoms of daily stresses disappear to be replaced by a feeling of wellness, relaxation and rest.

Gua Sha is one of the most ancient treatments of Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as one of the latest forms of face treatment. It uses a gentle exfoliating technique for the face and/or the body, which promotes beauty, health and wellness.

Every year, starting from the age of 20, the skin loses 1% of its natural collagen, becoming thinner and more fragile. Together with the daily pressures and stress (whose marks become evident in the face), this has a negative impact on the face. The anti-ageing benefits of Gua Sha treatments are the solution.

The technique involves gentle stroking with special tools, the Gua Sha plates, after the application of oil infused with essential oils. The steady, upward movements cover the face, neck and cleavage.

This gentle exfoliation energises the skin’s inner layers. The accumulated lymph which causes sagging is removed, together with any toxins. The skin is rejuvenated, as new cells are created and the production of collagen and elastin is boosted. The result is a glowing, refreshed skin.

Toning the tissues uplifts the face outline, whereas, as muscles relax, wrinkles look perceptibly smoother. Black circles and swelling under the eyes are reduced. This method is also effective in removing sebum and combating acne, redness and open pores.

Gua Sha has been called the natural “Botox of the Orient.” Besides the clearly visible cosmetic improvement, it offers a sense of deep relaxation, helps reduce insomnia, detoxifies and relieves stress and anxiety.

Cosmetic acupuncture is a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has been practiced since antiquity. It regards external appearance as a result of inner health. As a result, it is a holistic approach, which promotes both health and beauty.

It is a non-invasive method, which reduces the marks of ageing and energises the skin’s rejuvenating abilities. To achieve this, extremely thin, sterilised, special needles are painlessly applied to the face. They are inserted into specific spots on their face; the number of needles used varies according to the patient and the general appearance of the skin.


Cosmetic acupuncture does not affect merely the surface of the skin, but all its layers. This promotes the rejuvenation of all skin layers, resulting in delaying ageing. The needles boost blood circulation in the tiny capillary vessels, which in turn boosts the production of collagen and elastin.

In contrast to other methods, cosmetic acupuncture essentially “trains” the skin to produce collagen where it is needed. The improvement of the skin’s elasticity results in the fine lines disappearing, while deeper wrinkles are smoothed out and sagging is diminished. The skin is better nourished and moisturised. In all, the procedure results in a younger-looking skin, toned and glowing.

It is important to note that, according to acupuncture, skin problems are results of energy deficiencies in the body. Cosmetic acupuncture treats these problems locally, on the face, achieving energy balance which may treat other existing problems that affect the skin, particularly of the face, such as headaches, insomnia and stress.

In conclusion, cosmetic acupuncture not only rejuvenates the skin without pain or side effects, but also benefits the person’s health holistically, serving as a supporting treatment by reducing the impact of daily stresses.

As time passes, the production of collagen is reduced, while the skin begins to lose its consistency, becoming gradually thinner and less firm. Anxiety and the impact of daily stresses impede the flow of blood and lymph in the capillaries, resulting in the accumulation of toxins.

For this reason, it is necessary to take care of the skin. The application of various cosmetic products is not enough; proper treatment is essential. It is well known that beauty comes from within, meaning that external appearance is a manifestation of inner health; for this reason, a holistic treatment is necessary.

For the detoxification of the face, it is necessary to use gentle massage, which energises the lymphatic system and boosts circulation in the capillaries. As toxins are removed, tissues are rejuvenated and the skin looks better and more radiant. Wrinkles are reduced, while the contour of the face is improved.

This leads to better nourishment and moisturising of the skin, which leads to better absorption and deeper penetration of all beauty products. The improved circulation treats mild acne while it may even lead to the healing of some scars. It also reduces black circles and swelling under the eyes.
Besides the visible cosmetic improvement, this gentle face massage technique has an immediate and significant improving effect on general health. It may reduce migraines, while boosting the immune system. The body’s balance is restored, resulting in a sense of wellness and relaxation.


Who can benefit from these treatments?

All treatments can be applied to either men or women. They are suitable for everyone who wishes to rejuvenate their skin, either on a regular basis or before a specific event.

How many sessions are needed to achieve the best results?

The recommended number of treatments is 12, applied once or twice a week. To maintain the results, it is recommended to have repeat sessions.

How many treatments does it take for a visible improvement?

The skin’s appearance is visibly improved even after a single session, due to the fact that the treatment boosts the production of collagen and elastin.