A Face Massage, also called a Facial Massage, can simply be part of any full body massage, or perhaps of a targeted Head, Neck and Shoulder Massage, or it can be applied as a stand-alone modality (done by a practitioner or as a self-massage).
Several concepts may be applied within a Facial Massage session: the use of reflexology i.e. manipulating acupressure points, scraping, cupping, peeling, herbal mixtures applied as masks, pastes, compresses, packs, balms, creams, and scrubs, the use of essential or base oils, and of course also the application of massage techniques, which consists of rubbing, pulling, kneading, pressing, circular movements, squeezing, and shaking, and so on.
Like other massages, face massages eliminate tensions, improve muscle tone and support natural health, in this case of the face, notably by improving blood circulation.
A better blood flow can recover the color and freshness of the face, making the face looks younger and tight again. Important other objectives are to remove or diminish wrinkles and folds on and around the nose, forehead, eyes, jaws, chin and neck, opening up the pores to reduce skin spots and pimples (for instance, relief of acne), alleviating sinusitis, and reducing scar tissue (if applicable), to name some applications.
Facial massages are typically promoted as a natural face-lift, notably as an alternative to anti-aging and anti-wrinkle creams, anti-acne facial washes, Botox treatments, and surgical face-lift incisions and procedures.