Beauty and massage are interlinked with each other. Massage like face massage, head and hair massage, eye massage, ear massage, nose care, foot massage and nail massage-nail care are significant therapies for beauty, glowing skin and good facial appearance.
Beauty is one of the vital aspects of human being, especially women. Beauty is cherished by all types of creatures of God. It gives a sense of satisfaction. Facial massage is one of the important Ayurveda therapies, responsible for fair and glowing facial complexion and facial appearance. Facial massage encompasses cleansing, oil massage, herbal steam or compress, gentle scrub, cleansing or nitrifying mask, facial pack, toning/rejuvenating, moisturizing and hydrating.
Cleansing makes the skin fresh by removing dirt, sweat, waste product and bacteria. Ubtans, a ayurvedic herbal powder cleanse and sooth the skin and brings a glow to the complexion. For this the mix of coriander powder + nutmeg+ tulsi+ sandalwood are used. This a good cleanser for facial massage.
Herbal steam which is known for warmth, moisture and fragrance eases muscles tension and gives relief from stress and strain. Herbal steam stimulates the skin’s pores and glands thereby helpful in removing dead cells, waste products and toxins from its surface.
By using cotton, scrub is performed gently which stimulate circulation and helpful in giving fair skin complexion.
This type of massage removes waste even from the deeper layer of skin. Skin healing and rejuvenation is its features. It cures pimples, acne and blackheads, and also nourishes the skin by providing vitamins and minerals. It is prepared by mix of Aloe vera juice + lemon + clay. Put the ingredients on your face and leave it for some times followed by wash it with water.
Face packs enhances circulation and clean the skin. Orange, cucumber and fresh fruits juice are used to make face packs.
Toner is one of the important forms of facial massage and extremely helpful in removing residues from the skins. Rose water or Tulsi water is used as Toner massage.
Moisturizers are prepared by the mix of Aloe Vera, glycerin, butter and ghee. It protect the skin from dry and humid weather. It also acts like as a barrier from bacterial invasion.
Benefits of Facial Massage
Head is the central region of nervous system and the important structures and organs like cerebrum, cerebellum, mid brain, pons, pituitary glands etc. are located here. So, massage of head should be done very carefully. Head massage is helpful in curing headache, prevent hair fall, greying of hairs and baldness. It makes the hair long and glossy as well as enable a person to have sound and peaceful sleep. Head massage can be done with coconut oil or with any other herbal oils.
Eye is the organ of fascination. Massage of eyes with medicated oil give beauty to it. Eye massage is helpful in visual power, ptosis of eyelid, paresis of the muscles of the eye, squint due to muscular palsy etc. Eye massage is also helpful for computer personnel who face bright exposure to light like TV.
Massage to the pina of ear is useful for treating ear diseases. Pouring oil in the ears improve ear functions ease from diseases like earache, deafness, tinitus, wax in the ear. Ear massage removes dust and germs from internal ear. It stimulates brain and ease stiffness from chin and neck
Nose massage is good for sound sleep. Many diseases of eye, ear, neck, head, throat can be treated with nose massage.
Develops stamina to stand for long periods. Foot massage is good to treat crack in soles and varicose veins. It helps to sleep properly. Foot massage is also useful for diseases of heart, lungs, kidney, brain, intestines, etc.
Healthy nails are one of the important components of beauty. Healthy nails are generally pinkish in color and evenly shaped. White spots on nails shows calcium and zinc deficiency, brittle nails means low in low iron, yellowish nails indicates liver imbalance while pale nails show poor blood circulation.
Diet, especially fruits and green vegetables are rich in sulphur, iron, calcium, vitamin E & D, etc, all these are important to play a pivotal role in beatification of nails. Gentle bushing should be done in cleaning nails and fingers. Application of herbal pastes containing Triphala, Karanj and neem with aloe vera gel is recommended for nails.
Beautiful skin is one of the most attractive indicators of beauty and youth. Good sleep, plenty of water and stress free life are some of the most basic and important ingredients of youthful
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