Relaxing facial massage with organic plant oils and light to medium pressure.
Nurturing and calming on the forehead area, stimulating and firming the jaw line and cheeks. Delivers visible long-term anti-ageing benefits and smooth and radiant complexion.

60 minutes £65

Anti-ageing facial massage in detail

Effleurage originates from the French “to skim” and “to touch lightly ” and prepares face for a massage in slow rhytm and with gentle pressure. Small circular movements follow, upwards and outwards, to increase blood flow and radiance and smooth out uneven skin surface.
Gentle pinching and light tapping, outwards and upwards, introduces rhythmic compression of the tissue and stimulates nerves endings as well as contracts capillaries. It is particularly beneficial for sensitive skin types – light superficial tapping induces cooling effect.
Fan-like movement on the jawline is a rhytmic variation on the “petrissage technique”. Originating from the French word “to knead”, it requires lifting and rolling tissue vertically and works on the dermal layer of the skin.

Testimonials from my clients

“I have visited Katerina for treatments for two years, in order to try to work on specific problem areas of my face and improve the overall appearance of my skin. She is not tied to one brand and therefore can recommend suitable products based on price and performance, rather than sticking to just one brand’s range of products.
Katerina has been trained in various types of massage and can select suitable techniques depending on the treatment required. Also she can provide targeted treatment dependent on the specific facial zone to be targeted. Visiting Katerina on a regular basis also encouraged my commitment to a routine of daily skin care and regular massage treatments which over time provides benefits. Finally, Katerina has a deep knowledge of the science of skin care products and the skin itself, which very few practicing therapists actually have and I think she provides a unique service because of that.”

JSE, age 51, Sales Representative

Case study

Facial massage is the ultimate anti-ageing treatment, particularly beneficial for delaying signs of facial ageing. Achieving visible results and making my clients look younger is the most important goal; I have chosen to work with Annabel, 56, to demonstrate the benefits of therapeutic facial massage. The photo clearly shows what difference a single session of facial massage can bring. The After photo looks healthier with plumped and more pronounced cheeks and lifted eyelids.

Annabel’s face is less drawn and more attractive. Her happy expression shows that she is relaxed and walks out looking and feeling younger.

Diagnosis

• Annabel, 56, is a therapist and lives in a small village near Driffield. She has an outdoors lifestyle, likes walking her dogs, eats a balanced diet and takes dietary supplements appropriate for her age group.
• She has a dry/mature skin type that is prone to slightly premature ageing and her lines and wrinkles make her a little conscious at times.
• Annabel has a history of sun-tanning and was under a lot of stress last year. She likes the tanned look and uses self-tanning products.

Personalised programme

• Going forward, I have designed a routine of restorative skincare with a focus on hydration and nurture to offset the impact of skin type, sun damage and self-tanning.
• There is an element of pampering and meditation that the chosen products will bring to Annabel’s life, especially the evening cleansing routine with a balm and flannel, and weekly masks.
• Investing in professional treatments with a scientific rationale is vital. As the jaw-line and lip areas are Annabel’s concern, she has a few facial yoga exercises to learn and will come regularly for a facial massage to see the cumulative benefits unfold.

Photos by Klaus Selke from Pixel Creations.