“I absolutely enjoyed your acupressure course. It's simple, to the point, but very powerful to incorporate into my daily health regimen”
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What is Facial Acupressure?
Rooted in the same principles as acupuncture, acupressure is an alternative medicine technique based on the idea that life energy (“Qi”) flows through meridians (channels) in the body.
Physical pressure (with our fingers, hands, elbows, or other tools) is applied to acupuncture points on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities and to release any blockages in these meridians, encouraging the free flow of “Qi.”
Acupuncture and acupressure use the same points on the body.
The difference is that acupuncturists use needles, while acupressure practitioners apply gentle yet firm pressure with hands, fingers, or an acupressure tool to the same points.
How does facial acupressure work?
Applying pressure to specific acupressure points releases muscular tension and helps the body restore healthy energy flow.
Nearly all the acupuncture channels converge on the neck, then continue up the head and face. Many of the acupuncture points to which we’re going to apply pressure during this course serve to regulate and balance these channels. When our inner channels are balanced and work well, this is directly reflected in how our faces look.
Not only will facial acupressure relax facial muscles, increase blood circulation, and boost the lymphatic system, it will also:
- Promote the free flow of Qi and Blood;
- Regulate Yin and Yang;
- Regulate Excess and Deficiency.
Focusing on specific acupuncture points will improve skin condition and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. As a result, the skin will look and feel plumper, healthier, and more radiant. All you need is your hands or a small acupressure tool!
Sérénité Ritual’s School - The Art of Facial Rejuvenation Acupressure
The course is 2 hours long, and when you’re done you’ll have all the knowledge and skills needed to perform facial acupressure on yourself with confidence. You’ll also have access to bonus modules where I show you how to use facial acupressure for specific conditions like sinusitis, headaches, acne, and insomnia.MORE INFO
This acupressure pen is the perfect tool to stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities and to release any blockages in these meridians, encouraging the free flow of Qi. Applying pressure to specific acupressure points releases muscular tension and helps the body to restore its own healthy energy flow.
Practising acupressure on the face with my signature acupressure pen relaxes facial muscles, increases blood circulation, and boosts the lymphatic system.
- Made from 100% medical-grade stainless steel.
- Comes with a velvet storage pouch and a tutorial card.
Using specific acupuncture points will improve the skin condition and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Your Acupressure Questions. Answered
So you’ve heard about facial acupressure, and naturally you’ve got some questions!
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What are the most effective facial acupressure points?
While there are many acupressure points on the face, some are more effective than others.
One of Sérénité’s favourite rejuvenating points is located on the lateral aspect of the neck, close to the jaw, and is called "Heavenly Appearance" or SI 17 (Tianrong). This point's name suggests its potential to aid in facial rejuvenation. In addition to sculpting the jawline, applying pressure to this point can help reduce facial swelling by dispersing "Qi” and “Phlegm" (as they are called in the field of acupuncture).
Another favourite point of Sérénité is "Container of Fluids," or Ren 24 (Chengjiang). Like SI 17, Ren 24 is an excellent point for draining excess lymphatic fluid from the face and relieving facial stiffness. It is also effective in treating temporomandibular disorders (TMJ). Furthermore, applying pressure to this point can help to calm the mind.
What are the benefits of facial acupressure?
According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), an imbalance
in the body's internal systems can manifest in a variety of skin conditions.
For example, an imbalanced heart can affect sleep, leading to dark circles and puffiness of the eyes. A disturbed liver can lead to dark spots, while a weak spleen can create skin sagging or loss of skin tone.
Facial rejuvenation acupressure is based on this TCM theory and aims to promote the free flow of Qi and Blood, balance Yin and Yang, and regulate Excess and Deficiency using specific acupuncture points. This approach improves skin condition, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and promotes a plump, healthy, and glowing complexion. All you need to practice facial acupressure is your hands or a small acupressure tool!
Does facial acupressure really work?
Yes! Facial acupressure really works. Let me explain how.
Acupressure is an alternative medicine technique that is based on the same concept of life energy flow through body meridians (or channels) as acupuncture. Acupressure involves applying physical pressure to acupuncture points on the skin’s surface using fingers, hands, elbows, or tools. This pressure stimulates the body's natural healing abilities and promotes the free flow of Qi by releasing any blockages in these meridians.
Unlike acupuncture, which uses needles, acupressure applies
gentle but firm pressure using hands, fingers, or tools on the same points.
Pressure on specific acupressure points releases muscular tension, helping the body restore healthy energy flow. Most acupuncture channels converge on the neck and continue up the head and face. By massaging specific acupuncture points, facial rejuvenation acupressure aims to regulate and balance these channels, leading to a healthy body and a vibrant, glowing face.
How often should I do facial acupressure?
The facial rejuvenation six-step protocol taught by Sérénité
takes approximately 10 uninterrupted minutes to complete. To get the full benefits of the technique, it's recommended to find a quiet place without any distractions and treat the 10-minute routine as a self-care practice for yourself.
During the first week, it's recommended that you perform
acupressure every day. This will help you learn the protocol, master the
technique, and memorize the location of each point.
In the second, third, and fourth weeks, try to perform acupressure every other day. This will help you maintain the benefits of the
practice while giving your body time to rest and recover.
After completing the first 30 days, it's recommended to continue your acupressure routine two or three times a week to continue enjoying the benefits of the technique.