As well as a variety of 10 minute self-massage and exercise routines which help tone and relax the facial muscles, this book includes tips on detoxification, hydration and vitamin and mineral supplements.
Chapter 1: Face values 6; Face muscles are unique in being attached directly to the skin: how this has implications for exercise; How we exert less conscious control over the face muscles than any others in the body: the benefits of making this conscious; The face as the main reservoir of emotional tension and how to dissipate it; Why the face.
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Tessa Thomas is a health and beauty journalist who regularly writes for newpapers and magazines. Germaine Rich is a masseur and aromatherapist. Jeannette Leikauf is a qualified naturopath and a trainer for Dr Hauschka facial gymnastics in Germany.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Face values 6; Face muscles are unique in being attached directly to the skin: how this has implications for exercise; How we exert less conscious control over the face muscles than any others in the body: the benefits of making this conscious; The face as the main reservoir of emotional tension and how to dissipate it; Why the face has the highest number of surface lymph vessels and nerve endings and how these can be used to drain physical impurities and emotional tension from the skin; The face as a window into the rest of the body: how it reflects general physical health; Chapter 2: Getting in touch 20; Exercising the face muscles increases circulation: benefits to the skin; An illustrated step-by-step basic daily exercise routine; Face massage and its similarity to reflexology: how it can smooth the complexion and relax other parts of the body; An illustrated step-by-step basic daily massage routine; Benefits of acupressure - acupressure facial routine; Chapter 3: Keep your face fit 46; A more advanced step-by-step facial exercise routine; The implications for the face of exercising other parts of the body; A more advanced step-by-step massage routine; Exercises for problem areas; Importance of posture; Chapter 4: Clean up your act 70; How blood circulates to the skin surface and how its passage to the body's smallest capillaries, in the face, can be impeded; The problems created by bad circulation and how it can be improved through diet and exercise; Detoxifying the lymph system by practising manual lymph drainage; DIY 7-day detox; Chapter 5: Feed your face 90; Internal nutrition: the importance of certain nutrients and where to find them; the relevance of raw foods; the role of antioxidants; the zinc link; External nutrition: making facial feeds from natural ingredients; 'Revivers': natural face packs to give you a quick-fix face lift; Common skin problems and guilty foods; Cosmeceuticals and supplements; Chapter 6: Is your skin thirsty? 102; Watering the skin from the outside: the benefits of soft water on skin; using normalising crystals; daily splashing for better tone and circulation; Watering the skin from the inside: how much water you need to drink; foods containing a lot of water; avoiding dehydrating foods and drinks; Dehydrating agents (sun, smoking, central heating) and how to avoid them; Chapter 7: Give yourself a treat 114; Using a therapist occasionally to give your self-treatment programme a boost and pick up techniques. Fingertip facelifts; ayurveda; Indian head massage; cranial osteopathy; manual lymphatic drainage; reflexology; Self-help relaxation; yoga; meditation; laughter and sleep; Index 126; Acknowledgements 128
10 Minute Facelift (Pyramid PB) by Tessa Thomas
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