Facial Reflexology involves the use of hands and fingers to manipulate the facial muscles, stimulate the nerve points, and re-invigorate to open up the energy (Chinese Meridian) system throughout the body. Sharing the same principles as Foot Reflexology, Facial Reflexology works to identify your root cause in your body system, trace the connection between the root and current symptoms, then treat it with a proper plan.
The Facial Reflexology Sorensensistem™ is the basis of my practice which combines the wisdom of both Eastern and Western philosophies. Most cultures worldwide have their secrets of natural beauty and health, and many with their own merits and benefits. This unique type of Reflexology practice teaches practitioners how the face maps out the entire body – with different zones of the face connecting directly to the major vital organs.
For the last six years I have been researching many types of facial massage therapies and in the end most pointed me in the same direction – that is Facial Reflexology Sorensensistem™. In 2008, I met Lone Sorensen at a Reflexology conference and my Facial Reflexology learning journey truly began.
Facial Reflexology Sorensensistem™ (www.reflexologiafacial.es) has been developed over the past thirty years by the Danish Reflexologist Lone Sorensen. Her systems have been recognized worldwide and her Temprana Reflex Therapy (www.temprana.org) which incorporates her unique Facial Reflexology techniques with Foot and Hand Reflexology, was approved in 2000 for use at the Centre “Kurhuset” in Denmark for patients with brain damage.
Lone Sorensen’s organization is based in Barcelona, Spain, and now has more than 40 locations in 22 countries. There are over 7,000 Facial Reflexology therapists and 54 instructors worldwide that are personally trained and regularly updated by Lone herself. Read more about Lone, click here
“Youthfulness” is much more than just a number. It’s defined by your state of mind, right attitude, and toned muscles.
We all want people to think we are 10 years younger than our actual age. If you engage in “face yoga”, you can get that sweet satisfaction while aging naturally and gracefully. I first read about this “face yoga” concept in 2009 and have been doing it ever since. It makes sense that you need to intensively train to tone muscles for your body and it makes more sense we do the same to the face. There are many techniques in the Facial Reflexology Sorensensistem™ with the exact intention. In addition to the treatments you receive from me, there are also some home care tips I will be able to share with you. Getting rid of wrinkles is not just a saying!
The techniques involved in Facial Reflexology provide benefits that are two-fold – internally: all the systems get a major tune up; externally: firm and tone the skin.
The other therapy can shake off few years age of you is called Japanese Cosmolift Facial. The natural facelift treatment is one of Lone’s genius work!
And remember – “forever young” comes from regular care!
How Does It Work?
Through firm touch and muscle manipulation to the face, Facial Reflex techniques can identify the “deposits” in the deeper layer of the skin. Such deposits happen when there is a blockage in the energy channel which connects the entire body system. The presence of a blockage will also prevent blood circulating properly. Following the seven-step Sorensensistem™ Facial Reflexology, we will identify the source of the imbalance which causes the blockage, treat the root problem and then realign your overall energy. Your body will use this balanced energy to repair where it needs to. We will also layout an ongoing treatment plan once we have a better idea of the ailment, and figure out how to address it over the longer term.
Facial stimulation is powerful because it has the shortest pathways for the nerve cells connect to the brain and it releases chemicals called endorphins. Endorphins ensure your mind is in a stable happy place. The Sorensensistem™ Facial Reflexology works to send a message to the Central Nervous System (CNS) to direct the energy to specific organs and glands to regulate your blood, hormones, and most importantly, boost your immune system. It is also an essential workout for the face to get a younger and healthier looking.
The Benefits of Facial Reflexology Sorensensistem™
“The best sleeping medicine” said Louie Pateropoulos, a Toronto businessman, and also one of my regular clients!
Based on my experience, Facial Reflexology Sorensensistem™ is the most effective approach in treating ailments related to stress, as well as the brain and hormonal issues. This can include:
- Instant relief of tension on the face, neck, scalp and brain
- Working with the entire body system to address specific issues
- Works to firm the facial muscles, reduces and/or prevent fine lines and wrinkles
- Stimulation to increase the blood circulation, and activate lymphatic drainage to achieve a naturally glowing complexion
Here is the well-respected seven-step Facial Reflexology Sorensensistem™
Step 1: Begin with the stimulation of 20 key acupuncture points on the face that correspond to the different energy pathways to the vital organs. This approach acts as “turning on the switch” for your entire energy system and prepares your body for the work ahead.
Step 2: To assess different zones on the face by using long and smooth massaging movements. There will be different textures underneath the skin where there are blockages in the energy pathways. The blockages we are searching for are deposits of nerve fibres in the nerve endings. Such deposits can also prevent blood from circulating properly.
In this step we will be able to determine which organ is not functioning at its best. The deposits found in the face have corresponding deposits in the body’s vital organs, which is the source of the malfunction. For example, 90% of North Americans have their biggest deposit found in the stomach due to poor diet. Most Asians have their biggest deposit in the lung/colon.
Step 3: To treat specifically the biggest deposit once it is found in the previous step. The massage movements go deeper and are more dynamic as we start diving into different layers of skin.
Step 4 & 5: The extremities are stimulated and activated to ensure we are treating the body as a whole, and not neglecting any area. This includes the motor cortex of the brain and the 12 cranial nerves of the sensory organs. For people who have on-going issues with their muscles, joints, tendons or spinal cord, we will spend extra time here.
Step 6: Is to stimulate lymphatic drainage to eliminate toxins. Once the detoxification takes place, the effect from Facial Reflexology will stay longer.
Step 7: The final step is to balance the right and left brain. As you may know, most people tend to use one side of their brain more predominantly than the other. Depending on strength, natural talents and livelihood, some use the right side (more rational, pragmatic) and others the left side (more creative, emotionally-driven). What we hope to achieve in this step, is to give the over-worked side a break, allowing the full mind to recharge and rebalance. It is also a way to relax the mind and body, allowing it to recover from the work we’ve just done.