Monday, March 5, 2012

Shiatsu for Healthy, Youthful Skin

Shiatsu in Japanese means finger pressure.

Shiatsu is a common form of massage using your finger tips.  Many spa's include it as part of a facial for it's benefits to the skin.  To reap the rewards at home you can incorporate into your daily cleansing routine.  It's simple just more intentional then applying the cleanser and rinsing it off. 

The manipulations stimulate circulation and cellular turnover which also bring more oxygen to the skins surface revealing glowing and more healthy skin.  Other benefits to your face are:  
  • diminished puffiness by stimulating circulation and lymphatic drainage
  • improved skin tone
  • exfoliation of dead skin cells revealing younger looking skin
  • stimulation of collagen production keeping skin fuller and free of fine lines longer
Below is the simple method of adding Shiatsu to your cleansing routine, it's for all skin types efficient, and free.

While cleansing your face glide around smoothly while doing intervals of shiatsu in the *target areas.   Hold the pressure on your target point for a 3-5 second count and release gliding to the next target area. 

Try this when doing your next facial at home.

*target areas = forehead, along the brow bone, beneath the eye socket, along the sinuses, above the upper lip, and the corners of your mouth 


If anyone has other non conventional methods of keeping your skin healthy please share them. It is not all about the latest, greatest and most expensive product but more about the habits you keep and methods you use in skin care.


  1. I would LOVE to try this!! Your blog is fabulous. Newest reader!

    1. It is my favorite step! Thank you for the compliment, much appreciated.