Updated: Jul 2, 2020
As we age, the collagen and elasticity of our skin gradually decreases, resulting in signs of age appearing in the skin—wrinkles, flabbiness and sagging, especially in the areas of constant movement on our face, such as the forehead, or the area around our eyes.
It is known that body massage has many health benefits, and facial massage is just as powerful. It helps stimulate blood circulation to the wrinkled areas and changes the structure of the fat in the skin. When used regularly, it can improve the tone and texture of your skin, producing a more youthful appearance, even in old age.
Face massage around the world
Face massage is a practice that has been performed since ancient times across the world, including in China, Japan, Korea, India, Egypt, Greece, or Mexico. It is used as a relaxing, holistic treatment aimed to rebalance body’s energies.
Facial massage across the world is used to promote:
Lymphatic drainage and detoxification of skin
Preventative maintenance for aging and skin blemishes
Balance, clarity and focus
Toning and tightening of the skin and facial muscles
What is Face Fitness?
Face Fitness, or facial training, was created with foundations of traditional facial massage in mind, and specifically targeted at strengthening specific muscle groups in our face to keep the skin plump, toned and firm, just as we do with the rest of our body. Regular Face Fitness treatments stimulate collagen production and strengthen muscle memory, and it is a great alternative to Botox or other invasive facial treatments.
Face Fitness is a series of high-intensity, repetitive movements that stimulate face muscles, tighten the skin and reduce signs of aging. By strengthening the facial muscles and engaging them in resistance training (just like you train your body!), you can help increase blood circulation to the skin.
But, does Face Fitness work?
There have been a variety of research done on the effectiveness of facial massage aimed at strengthening the face muscles, and the scientists have found that the regular treatments of this non-invasive technique can actually make people's faces look visibly younger.
“There is some evidence that facial exercises may improve facial appearance and reduce some visible signs of ageing," said Murad Alam, a dermatologist from Northwestern University.
How does Face Fitness work?
As the face ages, skin loses elasticity and the fat pads between the muscle and skin become thinner. This causes the skin and face to drop.
Face Fitness, using high-intensity movements, aims at strengthening the muscles, increasing their volume, so they hold the skin better. "If the muscle underneath [the skin] becomes bigger, the skin has more stuffing underneath it and the firmer muscle appears to make the shape of the face more full," said Emily Poon, senior author of the study on effectiveness of facial exercises. "Muscle growth is increasing the facial volume and counteracting the effects of age-related fat thinning and skin loosening."
Face Fitness promotes oxygen and blood flow in our skin. This process results in reduced puffiness, it also creates a brighter skin tone and appearance. Facial workout also increases collagen production, which prevents the formation of wrinkles.
Additionally, Face Fitness relieves facial tension and tones the muscles. Just as toning our body muscles with exercises makes our body look better, facial workout does the same to our face muscles. Face Fitness releases facial tension, making the muscles firmer.
Face Fitness at Vit&Drip Center in Puerto Banus, Marbella
Vit&Drip Center offers Face Fitness treatments that will give your skin an almost hour-long kick, taking your skin through warm up, cardio, resistance training and cool down – just like a body workout. It’s suitable for both women and men to tighten and tone facial muscles, giving a radiant, youthful appearance.
During each session we use strong kneading, tugging, and pressing movements to provide greater amount of oxygen to the skin, stimulate collagen production, improve the tone and texture of your skin and strengthen facial muscles, to achieve a fresh look and natural glow. We also use a variety of facial tools such as mini yoga ball or derma-roller to further enhance the effectiveness of the treatment.
You can add 15min or 30min of LED Light Therapy as Add On to your workout to further boost collagen and elastic production. Other great Add Ons are:
Vitamin B12 Shot (intramuscular)
Glutathione Boost (intravenous)
Vitamin C Booster (intravenous)
Skin Glow Booster (intravenous)
Regular Face Fitness sessions can help you:
Improve the conditioning and texture of your skin to achieve that natural glow
Release tension within the connective tissue resulting in plumped skin and fresher looking appearance
Tone and tighten the muscles to assist the rejuvenating lift
Define the contours of the face, such as the cheek bones and jawline
Improve the appearance of bags under eyes
Smooth out the fine wrinkles and reduce the loss of skin
Provide overall physical and mental relaxation
How to achieve lasting results with Face Fitness?
Results of each Face Fitness session are immediate. After the treatment, your skin will be plumped and radiant, your face will look more defined and your pores will be tightened.
Just as with regular exercise, Face Fitness consistency is the key. 1 session/week is recommended for those wanting the best, lasting results.
Each Face Fitness session at Vit&Drip Center takes about 50min and costs between €40 (package price) - €60 (single session price).
We also include 15min of Face Fitness in each Skin Rejuvenation treatment (such as Skin Booster, PRP, Chemical Peel, etc.) to prepare your skin for the treatment and improve absorption.
Can I book Face Fitness session if I have Botox / Fillers?
You should wait 2 weeks after getting Botox and 4 weeks after getting facial fillers to book your Face Fitness appointment.
How to book your Face Fitness session
Face Fitness at Vit&Drip Center in Puerto Banus, Marbella is a great treatment to achieve radiant, youthful looking appearance.
Contact us if you have any questions or book your Face Fitness session online.