Sculpture Facial Lifting
This advanced facial massage is a non-invasive facelift and osteopathic aesthetics. It is an all-natural facial massage without operations and injections. The methodology was created by world renowned Yakov Gershkovich and made mainstream by Megan Markle. It was part of her favorite beauty routines to get ready for her royal wedding to Prince Harry. 

The Sculpture Facial Lifting Procedure works on the aesthetic, psycho emotional, energy and medical levels. It works to restore communication between each level. This technique is fitness for the facial muscles by retoning and resisting the natural gravity of aging. This restores the clear edges of the face as well as diminishing pouches under the eyes and lifting sagging skin. The repetition of the movements enhances the blood flow to the surface of the skin, and nourishment into the cells will jumpstart the production of the collagen and elastin.

This is a totally relaxing and luxurious experience. Results are cumulative so it’s best to sign up for a series to achieve your desired goal and then continue with maintenance treatments. 
 

Benefits:
-Safe, non-surgical lifting procedure
-Rejuvenation without injections 
-Cleans the skin and initiates detoxification
-Increases tone and strengthens the muscles of the face
-Increases blood circulation to the face and promotes lymphatic drainage
-Anti-Stress so internal blocks are released
-Restores the natural posture of the face
-Osteopathic affect
-Relax muscles that cause wrinkles, gaining the effect of Botox

Treats:
-Deep Wrinkles
-Prevention of a double chin
-Drooping corners of lips, cheekbones, jowls, nasolabial folds, “goose pads, bulldog cheeks. Elevens”
-Prevention of age changes
-TMJ and teeth grinding
-Postpartum recovery
-Recovery of a psycho emotional condition
-Rehabilitation after sinusitis
-Sluggish facial muscle tone
-Puffiness and lymphostasis
-Trigeminal nerve disharmonies
-Stroke Rehabilitation
-Bell’s Palsy
-Articulation disorder

Contraindications:
-Pregnancy 
-Active Cold Sores/Herpes
-Cancer
-Skin diseases in an aggravated stage
-Lymphatic system pathologies
-Ulcers
-Infectious diseases
-Rosacea/Active Acne
-Injections within the last 4-6 weeks

Series of Treatment:
Series 1:Prevention of aging, finer lines and wrinkles, puffiness, sluggish facial tone
One treatment series=6 treatments
Once a week for 6 weeks. 
After a series of treatment, we recommend once a month for maintenance procedure. 

Series 2:Deeper lines and wrinkles, sluggish lymphatic system, double chin, stroke rehabilitation, bell’s palsy (facial paralysis), drooping of lips, cheekbones, forehead lines, TMJ, teeth grinding
One treatment series=12 treatments
Twice a week for 6 weeks. 

After series of treatment, we recommend once a month for maintenance procedure.

 

Buccal/Intraoral Jaw Massage
Paired with the sculpture lifting technique. This is the deeper tissue technique preformed inside the mouth carried out with gloves. This creates a deeper relaxation in the muscles around the cheekbones, mouth and jaw. This improves the mobility of the myofascial structures and prevents interbone dysfunctions. This is a huge stress reliever since we hold so much tension in our jaw. This technique helps to access the inner muscles of the mouth by stretching, massaging, relaxing and therefore strengthening the muscles. This is a totally intense but relaxing and luxurious experience. Results are cumulative so it’s best to sign up for a series to achieve your desired goal and then continue with maintenance treatments. 

Dr. Vodder Manual Lymph Drainage:
Manual Lymph Drainage is a gentle, rhythmic, pumping movements following the direction of lymph flow in the skin and aid in drainage of tissues. Dr. Vodder MLD is a unique method developed in France in the 1930’s by Emil and Estrid Vodder. The effect of MLD has a profound yet subtle effect on the body. First, it affects the autonomic nervous system by calming and sedating the sympathetic (fight or flight) nervous system and allowing the parasympathetic (rest and digest) to dominate. The lymph system works best in the parasympathetic nervous system.  Second, it releases analgesic effect for pain relief. Third, it promotes removal of fluid from the loose connective tissue to reduce redness, puffiness, and congestion to maintain a healthy environment. 

Indications for MLD:
DERMATOLOGICAL: Acne, Eczema, Burns, Scars, Keloids, Varicose Veins, Pre/Post Cosmetic Surgery, Swelling, Puffiness, Rosacea
MUSCULOSKELTAL: Muscles Sprains/Strains, Neck Pain, Whiplash
EAR, NOSE & THROAT: Sinusitis, Tinnitus, Meniere’s Disease
NEUROLOGIAL: Tension Headaches, Migraines, Neuralgia, Stress Reduction

Contraindications:
Untreated Cancer, Acne with infection, acute allergic reaction, recent thrombosis/blood clot, Congestive heart failure 

Why is the Lymphatic System so important?
The lymphatic system resides beneath the skin and in nodes found in the throat, underarms, gut and groin. There are 6 internal organs that assist the lymphatic system. They include the thymus, spleen, tonsils, and appendix, along with special tissue in the gut. The system serves as a drainage network and is responsible for flushing toxins and waste products from the entire body. This makes it a key detox pathway for eliminating cellular waste.

External lymphatic system sits between the skin and the muscles. The system transports lymph (clear and colorless fluid) that contains infection fighting white blood cells throughout the body while picking up waste products, cellular debris, bacteria, proteins, and lactic acid. When it is stagnant there is puffiness, brown spots, acne, and rosacea. Lymph can get lazy so increasing lymph movement is extremely important.

Ways to move Lymph:
1. Drink plenty of water
2. Dry Brush
3. Exercise regularly
4. Rebounding
5. Lymphatic herbs like red clover, calendula, and elder flower (found in Laurel Products) can be used externally as well as internally
6. Manual Lymph Drainage massage
7. Gua Sha, jade rolling, and cupping

Facial Gua Sha
Gua Sha is an ancient healing technique that involves using stones particularly jade to stroke and scrape the skin. Facial gua sha is used gently to manipulate and stimulate specific energy points along the face that opens up energetic pathways by breaking up blood stagnation, releasing toxins, promoting lymphatic drainage, and relaxing tension. This technique softens facial expressions and adhesions while stimulating connective tissue and collagen and elastin production. 

Benefits:
-Instant firming
-Renew facial contours
-Lifts sagging eyelids
-Smooth puffiness and under eyebags
-Reduce fine lines and crows feet
-Smooth deep wrinkles
-Diminish age spots and lessen skin damage
-Even skin tone
-Help infuse skincare and aid in absorption of active ingredients
-Lessen dark circles
-Minimize deep mimic lines

Herbal Thai Poultice
Are you looking to reduce puffiness, relieve sinus pressure, reduce jaw tension, combat fine lines, wrinkles and provide an overall facial contour by increasing lymphatic flow? The Herbal Poultice can do that and more. Dried organic herbs are wrapped in muslin and then steamed. Using a variety of specialized techniques that provide a warming, calming, sedative sensation while aromas of lemongrass, ginger, lavender, geranium and bergamot fill the air. The Herbal Poultice originated in Thailand during the 14thcentury. When soldiers returned from battle the poultices were applied to warm the muscles and reduce aches and pains in the body. 


Facial Cupping is a remarkably effective treatment that has been used for decades for facial rejuvenation. We use small glass suction cups to create a gentle vacuumed to lift the skin and other facial tissues. This will activate the lymphatic system to drain and eliminate toxins, cellular waste and excess fluid in the face and neck. This will give a massage to any rigid muscle tissue in the face and neck. It helps to relax and release tight jaw muscles that are in spasm. Facial cupping can provide significant therapeutic results for symptoms related to sinus infections, inflammation, edema and those suffering with TMJ disorders.


Benefits:
Increases blood circulation to head and neck
Drains stagnant fluids
Breaks up adhesions and fibrotic tissue
Reduces puffiness and edema
Relaxes and reduces tension of muscles, ligaments and tendons
Reduces appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Ignites the lymphatic system to function more efficiently
Improves absorption of facial products

Medi-Cupping uses glass cups attached to a machine that creates suction and pumping movements. The therapist controls the pressure and movement of the glass cups. The technique is powerful by gently separating the tissue layers. This enables water absorption and renewed blood flow to undernourished and dehydrated tissue as well as the elimination of old waste and congestion. The use of suction is invaluable in releasing soft tissue, scars and restricted fascia. 

Dien Chan Zone, Dien Chan & Chan Beaute Facial Reflexology is a methodology that by simply stimulating points on the face we are able to send a signal to the brain, which “reminds” the corresponding organ or system where the symptom originated, which is the optimal way of functioning. Facial Reflexology will progressively free the energy blockages to promote normal circulation and alleviate symptoms. The more frequently this technique is applied, the more powerful it becomes. The treatment is extremely relaxing and calms mind chatter. While lying on a massage table, the therapist uses a specifically designed steel instrument and uses gentle movements around the face to stimulate the correct zones and points. It starts with a protocol to relax the body, tonify the body, and lastly stimulate the chosen reflex zone that is specific for the client’s chief complaint. 

Professor Chau invented this method in Vietnam. He studied a grid of infinite points and maps to decipher how the internal organs are placed upon, and connected to, the face. When we dissolve the energetic blocks that are in the face we are able to put this energy back into circulation and restore balance to the entire body. The principle transmission channel to transport this information around the body is the nervous system. The nervous system is in charge of receiving sensory information through the five sense organs as well as storing information derived from past experiences. A healthy nervous system is essential to our health since it has a constant communication with the body. It controls the muscular, skeletal, immune, endocrine, reproductive, respiratory, vascular, urinary and digestive systems. Putting the power of healing into your hands, we will provide a face map of where to stimulate on a daily basis. This will allow for subtle and powerful changes to rewire the brain and allow for optimal function in the body.


Jade Tao Five Element Facial Method was developed by Jade Adkins of the House of Tao. It is a form of Tao Te Bodywork that comes from ancient Chinese Medicine and Philosophy. It is based on the energetic life force know as Qi and how it flows inside the meridian channels of the body. It is considered like the electrical system of the body and how every part communicates through this system. The other concept that it is based on is the Yin and Yang and the balance of the two dualities. The universe is comprised of these two energies that are cosmic dualities. They are contrary forces that actually complement, interconnect, and are interdependent in the natural world. Yang represents movement, heat, active, fast and hard while yin represents slow, cold, passive, silence, rest and soft. Yin is our spiritual aspect of our existence, our intention and creative part while the yang is aligned with the physical aspect of our existence, the doing and active part. The goal in the body is to have the yin and yang energies balanced. 

Currently, Jade points out that our society is not in balance in regards to yin and yang. We live in a society where the yang energy is most celebrated and actually encouraged. Our society is addicted to doing, being more, acquiring where rest and recharging is looked down upon. True happiness and joy comes when these two energies are in balance. Cultivating the yin aspects into our lives will help to restore this dynamic balance. That is where this beautiful restoring method comes into play. 

“Tao Te Bodywork is an energetic modality that is very yin in nature. Stillness is what is needed to balance our overly yang lifestyles. It cultivates an inner space and brings awareness that create the possibility for profound change. It is a powerful healing modality that cultivates and ignites the body’s ability to heal itself. The method consists of gently holding and supporting while observing the body. There is no manipulation. We do not diagnosis or make any attempt to “fix” another. Our intention is to physically support the body and gently accept what is present in each moment, allowing the client to be exactly as s/he is. The space created by this acceptance reduces the resistance that is blocking the natural healing process. This non-judgmental physical and emotional support allows the mind/body to access its own inner wisdom to discern what is out of balance. When supported in this fashion the body will unravel itself, gently releasing areas of mental, physical and emotional tension that are blocking the flow of qi. When healthy flow of qi is restored, the body naturally heals itself. Healing occurs as we release that which is blocking health. In this sense, the Tao Te Practitioner does not “heal” you. We believe the body has an innate capacity to heal itself. The effects of this work are cumulative and benefits increase dramatically over time with regular sessions.” Sited from thehouseoftao.com


Facial Acupressure is an ancient form of massage used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The technique is similar to the principles of acupuncture based on the life energy force called Qi, which flow through the meridians in the body. Instead of using needles, the treatment consists of applied pressure to the facial acupuncture points on the meridians with the goal to clear blockages in the face and body. 

ASTECC Connective Tissue Massage (CTM)
Coming soon……
Connective Tissue Manipulation is referred to as the “holistic face-lift.” The connective tissue is also known as our fascia. The fascia is our internal webbing that connects to all of our muscles, joints and bones. The fascia helps to create compartments in the internal organs and is basically what holds us together. This technique has a profound connection with the nervous system. When the cells go into the parasympathetic state of rest and digest, deep repair occurs. This creates a complete cellular rejuvenation to the connective tissue. This CTM technique works by manipulating the tissue in strategic patterns to release its hydration fluid to flood and fill in fine lines. The hydration allows tight muscles to release and allow stagnation to flow. The connective tissue of the neck is focused on first, as this is our stem to our flower. Keeping the neck tissue healthy is vital to reverse accelerated aging. Starting at the collarbone, moving on to the front and back of the neck then moving and finishing the whole face will result in a dramatic holistic “facelift.”

Zen Natural Facelift & Facial Contour Massage
Coming soon….