Face Self Massage with FACEXER
FACEXER has been developed to keep our facial bones, muscles, skin and digestive system in a good working condition. FACEXER is a maintenance system created to preserve our functional reserve. Method of exercising with FACEXER is not a miracle remedy for the wrinkles, but a wonderful resource to maintain our health, youth, energy and mood in a great condition.
The massage* method in practice** is relieving muscle tension and loosening sore joints, improving puffy eyes and bags under the eyes, stimulating the movement of lymphatic fluid, which helps the body thin out mucus and consequently contour the face.
Remember to keep your tongue on the roof of the mouth during massage.
If you have 1 FACEXER, massage one side of the face, then the other. Use 2 FACEXERs for both sides simultaneously.
- Warm up the facial lymph.
To allow the flow of the lymph to be smooth, we will position FACEXERs in front of the ears. Hold for 3 sec, and then roll FACEXERs downward to your collarbone. Repeat 3 times.
Put your FACEXERs on your forehead then roll them outward from the forehead towards the temples. Slightly press down FACEXERs on the temple regions for 3 sec., then roll down towards area in front of ears, passing the lymph line, stop for 3 sec., then roll FACEXERs downward to your collarbone. Slowly repeat 3-5 times
- Area around the eyes.
3a) Place FACEXER next to the outer corner of your eye. Roll on FACEXER underneath of your eye toward the inner corner of your eye and then from inner corner of your eye upward to the eyebrow and outward to the outer corner of your eye;
3b) Starting from inner corner of your eye roll on FACEXER underneath of the eye towards the outside corner , press lightly there, roll toward the temple, then roll passing right in front of the ear and down to the collarbone. Slowly repeat 3-5 times.
- The corner of the mouth.
To improve the sagging of the corner of the mouth, place FacExers on the centre underneath your lower lip, roll upwards passing both sides of your mouth reaching underneath of your nose. Maintain pressure, repeat 3 times. You can use more strength underneath of your nose, but your motion should be slower, so you can apply more pressure to the gum.
- Massage your nose, for higher arch of your nose.
Roll FacExers on both sides of your nose wings, and then push towards of the arch of your nose slowly. Repeat 3-4 times.
- Working on the lines around your mouth and nasolabial folds.
Place FACEXERs on the centre of your chin, push gently towards each side, passing the corner of your mouth and nose wings, towards inside corner of your eyes, where you press for about 1-3 sec. Then roll towards the temple and massage rolling down FACEXERs downward collarbone. Repeat 3 times.
- The Improvement of the lines around your mouth and nasolabial folds.
Place one FACEXER (or hand if you have only one FACEXER) on one side of the lower part of your face, use the other FACEXER to roll diagonally towards the inner corner of your eye. Gently press with FACEXERs underneath of your eye, then roll towards the ear, and then - passing along lymph line - downward to the collarbone. Repeat 3 times.
You should feel comfort, not the pain.
Repeat the movements described above for the other side of your face.
- Cheek area and nasolabial folds.
Place FACEXERs on the sides of the nose. Roll outwards perpendicular to your nose towards the ears, passing the lymph line – and downwards to the collar bone.
You can stand against the wall during massage – it will help to keep your posture and balance, gives you leverage to exercise.
- Cheek area.
Press FACEXER to the side of your chin and in roll continuously upwards toward your nose, press for 3 sec., then roll away diagonally towards your ears, and roll down towards collar bone. Repeat 3 times.
- Removing sagging skin from the corner of your mouth.
Press FACEXERs against the corners of your mouth on each side, slightly bow down and roll FACEXERs against the muscle upward from your cheek towards your ears. When you reach your ears, lift your chin and roll down FACEXERs from the ear toward the collarbone.
- Targeting the double chin.
Place FACEXERs at the peak of your chin and roll towards the ear along the jawline. Use continuous motion towards the ear, then down to the collarbone. Repeat 3 times. Repeat more times if needed.
- Iron forehead wrinkles.
Slow vertical massage. Press FacExer to the right side of your forehead. Roll FacExer up and down vertically towards left side and then back to the right side.
- To complete FacExer massage put your FACEXERs on the centre of your forehead then roll outward from the forehead towards temples. While pressing down, use slow movement towards the temple, passing the lymph line in front of the ear and downward to your collarbone.
- To help move toxins out of the body, drink plenty of water following the session.
* This product (FACEXER and massage) is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using this product.
**General information about any massage: In the acute stage of any infectious disease, massage therapy is contraindicated. However, massage is appropriate for chronic and non-infectious cases, provided the client is comfortable. In general, acute stage of disease lasts for about three weeks; but it can persist for as long as three months. Chronic disease lasts longer than three months and may not immediately respond to conventional antibiotic treatment. For example, symptoms of chronic sinusitis are less severe than those of acute, but can last for years.
- Braun, Mary Beth, Stephanie J. Simonson, Introduction to Massage Therapy, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2nd Edition, Baltimore, MD, 2007: 183.
Why using your fingers for facial exercises and self-facial massage is not recommended by practitioners.
It is very difficult to maintain correct therapeutic pressure using fingers for self-massage and – especially – for facial exercises. You may be pulling and putting too much pressure by dragging the skin and forcing creasing with your fingers, blocking blood and lymph vessels, squeezing them, which dehydrating your skin.
Contrarily, FACEXER is your personal exerciser which is shaping and fitting exactly to YOU, embracing YOUR particular forms, gently holding your skin in place to prevent wrinkle formation during exercising and distributes even gentle pressure on the bone, muscle, nerve, connective tissue and skin systems of the face, head and neck.
Please refer to the picture of the skin layers – you can see the location of epidermis, dermis and hypodermis. Hypodermis is a “sponge”. According to Wikipedia “hypodermis is a layer of tissue which lies immediately below the dermis of the skin. It is often referred to as subcutaneous tissue. The hypodermis consists primarily of loose connective tissue . Hypodermis contains larger blood (and lymph) vessels and nerves than those found in the dermis”. Hypodermis is like a sponge, full of moisture when it is healthy. Look at the picture and see what is happening with the sponge when you press it with your fingers – you are squeezing its vital moisture, blocking blood and lymph vessels, preventing smooth flow of fluid inside of tissue. (see picture below)
Method of exercising with FACEXER is a self-care technique that can be combined with your skin care, massage, and workout routines. Method of exercising with FACEXER addresses bone, muscle, nerve, connective tissue and skin systems of the face, head and neck. Adding Method of exercising with FACEXER to your current routine can boost the results of massage, speech, occupational or physical therapy. Method of exercising with FACEXER helps you to practice self-care between sessions.
It is very important to know, that adding Method of exercising with FACEXER helps to improve your skin status, because exercises and massage with FACEXER stimulates your hypodermis, where are collagen and elastin mostly located. There are three main types of connective tissue fiber:
- Collagenous fibers: collagenous fibers are made of collagen and consist of bundles of fibrils that are coils of collagen molecules.
- Elastic fibers: elastic fibers are made of elastin and are "stretchable."
- Reticular fibers: reticular fibers consist of one or more types of very thin collagen fibers. They join connective tissues to other tissues.) References: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loose_connective_tissue
Method of exercising with FACEXER is not a miracle remedy for the wrinkles, but a wonderful resource to maintain our health, youth, energy and mood in a great condition. FACEXER has been developed to keep our facial bone, muscle, skin and digestive system in a good working condition. FACEXER is a maintenance system created to preserve our functional reserve.
* FACEXER is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using this product.