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By improving blood circulation in the facial area, Kobido massage favors suppleness and toning of facial muscles, thus reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This tissue irrigation also helps restore complexion’s radiance.
A Kobido massage usually lasts 90 minutes and includes several distinct steps. The therapist first relaxes the back, arms and hands, then the skull and the face with slow and soothing motions. At this stage, hot towels and a bamboo stick can be used.
This technique goes on with very fast pinching motions of the face along with palpating-rolling movements. The therapist then uses elements of shiatsu to act on the meridians of the face and the energetic system of the body, and ends the session by rolling quartz stones along those.
This type of massage is not recommended for pregnant women, people suffering from cancer or heart problems. In case of fever, rash, recent scar or severe acne, the care will be performed more gently, or may be contraindicated, depending on the severity of the condition.
People who have previously suffered a neck injury or have a herniated disc should consult a physician before receiving this care. To allow a rest time for the facial skin, it also is not recommended to combine Kobido massage with other cosmetic treatments such as botox injection or electrolysis.Find a therapist