LIFT, DEFINE AND SCULPT YOUR FACE WITH THE BUCCAL FACIAL MASSAGE
Buccal Facial Massage, often referred to as a natural facelift, is a unique treatment for relaxing, defining and improving facial tone. This effective massage technique blends a facial sculpting massage with an intra-oral massage (performed inside of the mouth). Internal massage stimulates lymphatic drainage to reduce puffiness, flush toxins and encourage circulation. Softening the facial lines and muscles enhances the facial contour to impart a more youthful, glowing appearance.
What does it Treat?
Buccal Facial Massage using Facial Lymphatic Drainage can treat congestion and stagnation, reduce muscle tension and soften lines and wrinkles, increase blood circulation and collagen production, ease symptoms of stress, headaches and sinus discomfort, improve lymph drainage and flow to help reduce puffy eyes and dark circles, and stimulate the ligaments and fascia of the muscles to sculpt and tone the facial contour and jawline.
How quickly will I see results?
Immediately noticeable results can be seen after the first Buccal Facial Massage, but a more notable difference in the contours of your face is apparent after the third or fourth treatment, as the results are cumulative.
This unique facial massage feels incredible and leaves your skin glowing. Facial muscles are deeply manipulated – causing the skin to tighten, the muscles to tone, and softly smoothing away wrinkles. It also triggers lymphatic drainage and activates oxygenating blood flow.
The term Buccal, pronounced ‘buckle’ (derived from the latin word bucca, for cheek) is equally as exotic as the technique. The Buccal Facial Massage works simultaneously on the face as well as within the oral cavity. It allows access for manipulation to reach the deeper layers of the muscle tissues and ligaments.
Tight facial muscles can inhibit healthy blood flow, which can decrease the nutrients and oxygen that feed and support the muscles. This can restrict detoxification abilities which contributes to puffiness, drooping, sagging, and a dull complexion. Buccal Facial Massage improves the lymph flow to the nodes in the cheeks, jaw, and neck, reducing congestion while improving skin detoxification.
The specific movements of this massage help to stimulate and retrain the muscles. It helps to relax tension in both the deep and surface areas of the muscles, promoting a lifting effect on the face and improving muscle elasticity.
Cumulative treatments can restore natural posture of the face, relax facial muscles, and define and improve facial tone to smooth fine lines and wrinkles. This massage can improve micro-circulation and the appearance of the skin, stimulate collagen and elastin production and drain inflammation, puffiness and swelling from the tissues.
A Buccal Facial Massage works through a careful and meticulous form of massage therapy during which you receive both facial and intra-oral massage, a facial mask and a head and neck massage.
When lymphatic flow and blood circulation get affected by stiff facial muscles, enough oxygen and nutrients can’t reach the tissues. The system can’t detoxify sufficiently which makes the face look dull and puffy, thus the cheeks retain water and may droop. Buccal Facial massage addresses all these skin concerns and gives you a perfectly tightened face that topical solutions often fail to achieve.
The intra-oral part of the massage is a preventative and corrective technique used to massage and manipulate normally inaccessible muscles, ligaments, and lymph nodes – from the inside of the mouth. By gently massaging these inner areas, tension and stress build-ups are slowly released which produces a calming and relaxing session.
Over time, the muscles in your face can become inelastic or firm which can lead to poor circulation and dull complexion. This treatment’s deep massage of facial muscles allows nutrients and oxygen to flow more smoothly. This helps with the body’s natural process of detoxification and promotes healthier, more radiant skin.
Through the careful and meticulous massage of the different layers of muscle tissue and ligaments, the muscles in your face become conditioned, over time, to lift and present a more defined look.
Buccal Facial Massage can provide the following benefits:
- Release muscle tension, even that felt from TMD or teeth grinding
- Promote blood circulation
- Promote collagen and elastin production
- Support healthy detoxification of the facial area
- Help decrease puffiness
- Rejuvenate the lower face
- Tone and sculpt the lower face and jawline
- Soften lines on the lower face
- Soften lip lines
- Improve the complexion
It is safe for all skin types – it can be used on acne-prone skin, damaged, dry skin, oily skin, or a combination of skin types.
There is no required down-time.
Although there is no physical ‘technology’ used in the Buccal Facial Massage, this system of Facial Lymphatic Drainage does have the science of biology to support its usage. Below is a list of benefits and their results:
Lymphatic drainage procedure: removes puffiness, congestion and sluggishness, triggers metabolic processes for detoxification, resets the endocrine system and boosts the immune system.
Therapeutic massage procedure: during this sculpting and lifting massage the facial muscles and nerves are manipulated, as if in a gym. After their workout, both the masticator and the facial muscles experience deep relaxation and rest. Over time, muscles acquire the corrected tone and resist gravitational effects.
Deep tissue massage procedure: is a mode of increasing muscle tone and releasing tension so the facial skin becomes smooth and supple, and wrinkles and age-related changes diminish.
Improved posture of the face: the muscular framework is strengthened over time, so that a natural lifting effect is achieved. It may be considered a non-invasive facelift, without causing damage to the skin or facial tissues.
Cleansing and clarity of facial skin: removing blockages and stagnation in the lymphatic system increases circulation and creates the foundation for the skin to heal and prevent future breakouts. Cleansing and exfoliation of the skin assist in this process.
Favourable osteopathic effect: the technique of sculpture lifting massage encompasses the tension points at the attachment of muscles to the bone, which can lead to the relief of intra-osseous tension.
Emotional tension and stress relief: this massage not only releases muscle tension, it releases the tension and stress we hold in our jaw and face. Studies have shown that when you change your facial expressions, your mood changes. By releasing these tensions we also release the emotions and trauma behind them.
Aids voice clarity and deep breathing: as tension is released in the jaw, face and neck, a feeling of space and expansion is felt. The acts of breathing, speaking, and singing become more fluid and free.
You will see very positive results after your first session of Buccal Facial Massage.
The difference will be much more noticeable after the the third or fourth consecutive treatment – as the results are cumulative. Typically, a recommended series includes 6 to 8 weekly treatments, which is then followed by a maintenance treatment once a month.
For optimal results and additional savings, schedule a package of six to eight treatments.
You will immediately notice a natural revitalization for the entire face as this massage relaxes facial muscles, smooths fine lines and wrinkles, and brightens the complexion. The face appears more sculpted, slimmed and leaner, with a defined cheek contour and a more angular jawline.
The Buccal Facial Massage treatment is relatively pain-free and is generally well-tolerated and comfortable. You won’t notice how taut your face, jaw and neck were – until you feel the satisfying release of tension flowing, and embrace the ensuing tranquility.
The treatment starts with a thorough cleanse. A facial oil is applied and the facial and intra-oral massage begins. Facial acupressure points are employed – and we ensure the pressure is acceptable and adjusted accordingly to your preferences.
Once the massage component is completed, we apply a nourishing, supportive mask customized to the clients skin and facial needs. While the mask is setting, the head and neck receive an accupoint massage and a facial roller is used over the mask. We cleanse the mask and finish with additional facial products to hydrate.
As this treatment focuses on releasing trauma and physical tension, you will feel a luxurious, deep relaxation after your session. Your lips will look plumper, your facial lines will be smoothed and skin will be glowing and feel amazingly rejuvenated. You can immediately notice a more defined and sculpted face with an increase in symmetry.
Depending on your level of muscle tension going into the treatment, your facial muscles may feel a little fatigued, post-treatment. First time users may feel awkward having a massage of the lips and in the mouth but we are told it is a good therapeutic oddness that quickly passes.
It is important to take things easy and stay well hydrated after a treatment but you can generally resume normal daily activities. On occasion, a client may feel cold-like symptoms such as a headache or slight body aches for a few hours after the treatment – as the body’s natural healing and detoxification process works.
This facial is ideal for those under stress who are looking to relax and relieve tension in the lower area of the face, cheeks, jaw and neck.
Buccal Facial Massage can help those wanting a completely renewed look or a lifted or more sculpted face – as it can re-contour the lower face and soften facial expression lines.
It is helpful for those whose skin is looking swollen, puffy or inflamed, and for anyone wanting to relieve sinus discomfort.
Buccal Facial Massage can ease TMD (temporomandibular disorder) – as those specific inner tissues and muscles are otherwise difficult to effectively access.
Buccal Facial Massage – Facial Lymphatic Drainage is not recommended if you are experiencing any of the following:
- A three week waiting period is suggested post-Botox or Filler treatments, to prevent moving them around
- Active skin cancer in the treatment area
- Are pregnant or nursing
- Bleeding Gums
- Cold sores
- Infections on the face
- Lymphatic issues
- Open wounds, sores, or irritated skin in the treatment area
- Previous major facial injury
- Sunburn or active facial rashes
- Thyroid issues