Sunday, February 08, 2009
As I was scouring Amazon for spa related books and DVDs, one caught my eye: Facelift at your Fingertips by Pierre Jean Cousin. I found this to be a very intriguing premise as I was specifically looking for books that could describe techniques for facial massage. A used book dealer was willing to part with their copy for a pittance, so I decided to order the book.
It arrived Tuesday, when I was home from work sick as a dog with the flu. Part of the issue I had was extreme headache. I flipped through the book, which details what carrier oils and essential oils are suited to massage your face with, dependent upon your skin type. What followed was a detailed pictorial of your acupressure points on your face, and a step by step facial massage. I skimmed the information on which points assist with headache, got myself a warm washcloth, and started putting to use the information in the book. Wow, I felt better. I repeated the "need areas" prior to bedtime, and I bounced right back into he land of the living!
That experience alone would lead me to believe that an in-depth look at the contents of the book is in order. The information in the book appears to be very harmonious with what I have known before, and is presented logically. The step by step massage technique is easy to follow, even for an acupressure novice. And the before / after pictures of ladies who have tried this technique have me willing to jump start the six week program to facial health.
I highly suggest this book - particularly as it can be acquired inexpensively. I can see how it would be far less expensive and invasive than the blade, and that alone is well worth the time investment in massage.