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Do you want to look young? In this era, people do anything to make themselves look young and fresh. One of the methods that people use to make them look young and relaxed is massage therapy. A massage is one of the easiest ways to improve your skin and rejuvenate it to look younger.

Massage therapy as a practice can be dated back to 4th Century B.C, when Hippocrates mentioned it in his books. Initially, it was only associated with “rubbing” the respective parts of body, but nowadays, a variety of techniques and methods have been introduced. In the research conducted in past decade, massage therapy is regarded as a part of conventional medical treatment. More than fifty massage techniques are available now. There is also scientific evidence which indicates that massages and facials help to improve quality of life for people with depression, cancer, and other such diseases. Here are some of the ways in which massage makes you look younger:

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Improves Your Blood Circulation

Massage helps blood to flow in and out of joints more smoothly and quickly. This increases the delivery of oxygen and nutrients. This process makes your complexion better and makes skin healthy and glowing.

Improves Appearance and Texture of Skin

Massage helps to get flawless, vibrant and glowing skin, as it improves texture of your skin. As a result, your face looks brighter, and appears to be perfect. It also reduces puffiness which is caused in lots of people due to various factors.

Opens Up Pores

Massage increases body temperature, which results in opening up clogged pores. These pores are responsible for acne production, blackheads, and dullness in skin. Once the pores are open, the flow of blood improves, thereby giving skin more oxygen and nutrients for nourishment.

Improves Digestive System

According to a survey conducted by Johns Hopkins Center, massage improves the digestive system. Massage helps digestion by conserving energy and increasing immune system activities, which decreases the chances of flu, colds and other such illnesses.

Exercise for Facial Muscles

Just as exercise is important for health, so is facial exercise important to look younger. There are a number of muscles lying beneath your skin. Massage helps reduce inflammation, and gives energy to muscles. It also helps in the repairing of cells while making cell production faster. In addition, it helps in building facial muscles, thus making your skin look young and healthy.

Reduces Stress and Tension

Stress is an important factor for chronic disease. There are many different massage therapies available to reduce stress and tension. With massage, pressure points are also activated. This releases hormones which helps relax the skin.

Fights Wrinkles

The skin contains a substance known as collagen, which is recognized for its elasticity. With time, collagen gradually weakens and thus elasticity of skin is reduced. A good massage increases the elasticity of skin by producing more collagen, thus reducing wrinkles and double chin problems.

Relieve Tired Eyes

Massage helps relieve tired eyes by increasing circulation of blood. Massaging reduces eye strain and sinus problems as well.

About The Author

Sneha Srimani is a Bachelor of Science graduate in health education. She is also social media manager at NucleusAccumbens.com. Before coming to Nucleus Accumbens, she worked as a Jr. Medical Physicist. Now she decided to share her experience and medical information through this blog.