Thai Herbal Stem facial/indie head massage
A deeply relaxing holistic facial that begins with application of a hot towel infused with aromatic essential oils to open and cleanse your pores i then apply a warm oil blend of "Bio Oil" and coconut oil, followed by facial cupping to increase blood flow and collagen production, I then massage and exfoliate using Thai herbal stems that i make myself using aromatic herbs like chamomile, Lavender and rosemary, or Hibiscus and rosehips with organic coconut, wrapped in organic unbleached cotton soaked in water then steamed. after all of that warm coconut oil is applied to your scalp and hair followed by a wonderful massage of your scalp neck and shoulders. To close a cold mask of distilled water and organic witch hazel is applied to your face to close the pores and remove excess oil. After your treatment you have the option to have your hair washed and blow dried, or you can leave the oil on your hair and scalp to continue nourishing the hair.
The number 1 question I get regarding this treatment is "will i have big round red marks on my face from the cups?"
The answer is NO. I use soft cone shaped silicone cups designed for the face, they apply gentle suction, are always moving and allow me greater control of how much suction is applied, the lower on the cup i squeeze the more suction is applied, on areas of the face with thicker skin like the jaw and cheek bone areas i can use more suction, and around the eyes nose and neck where skin is thinner and more sensitive i squeeze higher up on the cone to apply less suction, and on someone with sensitive skin that marks easily i can use less suction for the entire treatment.
Some benefits of facial cupping are:
- Increased blood flow to the skin
- Increased collagen production
- Clears pores
- Reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles
- Relaxes facial muscles
- improves skin tone and elasticity