5 benefits of Facial Pilates

Mar 7, 2017 | Blog, Treatments

Some people will do anything in the pursuit of youthful skin, from cosmetic surgery, to fillers and Botox. But these painful and expensive procedures are not for everyone.

Luckily, however, there’s a new kid on the block when it comes to skincare procedures, and there’s not a needle or laser in sight. Enter facial Pilates. Created by Decléor, Head of Massage, Chico Shigeta, facial Pilates is an anti-aging exercise programme that uses a series of techniques to target muscles in the face, head, neck and jaw to revitalise and rejuvenate the skin. It’s a natural therapy which is increasingly becoming the preferred approach for women and men who want to reverse the signs of aging without resorting to cosmetic surgery or medical intervention.

The quest for youthful skin

A healthy lifestyle shouldn’t be limited to working out the body. It should also include the 52 muscles in your face and neck. Facial Pilates works these out using a combination of exercises and techniques to correct muscle function, stretch and strengthen the muscles. As the face has little fat and the muscle groups are small, it’s easy to target specific areas and see rapid results.

What are the benefits of Facial Pilates?

You may be sceptical about whether Facial Pilates can help you look younger, but why not give it a go? It’s cheap, natural and there are lots of potential benefits. Here are 5 of them:

  1. It can help slow down the aging process

The more we smile, squint, or tense our face, the more wrinkles we accumulate. While this is a natural part of life, facial Pilates can help slow the progression of aging. Specific poses help us recognise when we’re unconsciously furrowing our brows or pursing our lips. You’d be surprised how often certain facial expressions happen out of habit and contribute to deeper wrinkles and tension.

  1. Its 100% natural

As natural-living aficionados, Botox is at the top of our toxic no-no list. It’s literally a poison. Additionally, most anti-aging creams contain paraffins, heavy fragrances and other undesirable ingredients. Facial Pilates is 100% natural and doesn’t use harmful chemicals.

  1. It’s less expensive than cosmetic surgery and creams

Unlike its overpriced competitors, facial Pilates costs nothing. Compared to the time spent undergoing expensive treatments, or the cost of night-time creams, that aren’t guaranteed to work, it almost seems silly not to give facial Pilates a go.

  1. It releases tension

It’s incredible how much stress we carry in our neck and face. Facial Pilates helps us become aware of this stress and gives us tools to alleviate the tightness we carry around. It can even help people recover from chronic neck pain.

  1. Tones the facial and neck muscles

Essentially, facial Pilates is a form of exercise, which means it tones and tightens your facial muscles. As you exercise the muscles, you’re drawing blood, oxygen and extra circulation to this delicate skin, which can stimulate collagen production and emulate youth. Bring. It. On. And unlike the frozen look of Botox or the scarring of other procedures (chemical peel redness can last for several months) facial Pilates gives you a natural glow and relaxed look.

Enjoy Decléor Facial Pilates at Castle Thai Spa

At Castle Thai Spa, we offer a range of Decléor facials and treatments. Our facial Pilates treatment includes a back massage to help you completely unwind and relax the mind.

So, if you’re looking for a natural, pain-free, cost-effective, lifelong habit which will help tone your skin, reduce signs of aging and leave you looking and feeling great, schedule your facial Pilates session today, on 0131 629 0794.