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Facial Massage

February 13, 2010 by Ariana Vincent, CEO of the Ariana Institute



Ariana Institute offer online and onsite Facial and Scalp Massage Courses for Massage Therapists.


  • Relaxes the face, neck, and shoulders
  • Loosens tight muscles
  • Calms the nervous system
  • Diminishes tension headaches
  • Stimulates circulation
  • Assists in reducing nerve entrapment and sinus congestion
  • Improves muscle tone
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Helps the skin to absorb nourishing oils and creams easily
  • Accelerates the flow of fluid in the lymph ducts, where toxins are collected and eliminated
  • Reduces the appearance of puffiness, dark circles and wrinkles
  • Releases tension related to TMJ dysfunction.
  • Protects, nourishes, hydrates, detoxifies, and tones the skin


  • Reduces mental stress. Stress is one of the major causes of premature skin aging (excess cortisol harms collagen and elastin production)
  • Enhances capacity for calm thinking
  • Assists in mental relaxation
  • Redirects the focus of attention from stress and worry to relaxation, rejuvenation, and refreshment
  • Creates a mental core for overall happiness


  • Calms emotional activity and contributes to a feeling of relaxation
  • Creates a feeling of well-being
  • Reduces levels of anxiety
  • Restores energy by stimulating blood flow
  • Satisfies the need for caring and nurturing touch
  • Increases awareness of the mind-body connection
  • Helps the receiver feel nurtured

For additional information regarding online overview of facial massage classes, visit

For additional information regarding onsite, hands-on facial massage classes, visit

Ariana Vincent directs the Ariana Institute in Austin, Texas, which offers continuing professional development for massage therapists. Ariana is a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and Massage Therapy Instructor who has practiced massage therapy and bodywork for thirty years. Her highest aspiration, personally and professionally, is to facilitate the integration of mind, body and spirit, and to ultimately allow a state of balance to effortlessly and peacefully become an integral part of everyday life.