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client’s features, and firmer-looking skin. Arms, neck and shoulders
are also massaged.
Products are customised to suit the client’s skin type and
concerns but starts with a special AHA/enzyme and paprika peel
exfoliation that also increases surface circulation. This performs a
flushing effect, or detoxification of any stagnant or ageing areas of
the skin, making it more receptive to the treatments and creams to
follow as well as creating a beautiful glow.
Two masques are then used; one is a calming and soothing
massage masque and the second a treatment masque chosen
according to the individual concerns of the skin. The signature
massage follows prior to the final steps in the treatment. It combines
Hungarian technique, lymphatic drainage and muscle manipulation
to lift and restructure the small, often unused muscles of the face.
It further works on drainage points and surface microcirculation
to deliver a non-surgical “facelift”.
ELIZABETH ARDEN PRO PRESCRIPTION FACIAL
Elizabeth Arden Pro’s international trainer Tracy May-Harriott
visited Australia earlier this year to induct therapists in the
Prescription Facial protocol.
This editor had the benefit of Tracy’s “handy” work and was
blown away by the results of her own signature massage technique
(and the EA Pro products, of course!) that invigorates the muscles.
After treatment my face looked like it had literally had
a workout - significantly lifted and glowing. Overall I was
transported to Cloud Nine.
Tracy (who will return to Australia later in the year to teach her
technique) says dynamic massage by a therapist fully cognisant of
facial anatomy should be an essential component component of
The protocol negins with EA Pro’s Clarifying Foaming Cleanser
or Gentle Facial Cleanser, followed by Inv igorating Face and Body
Scrub, a wipe-over with a professional-strength Elizabeth Arden
PRO Peel Pad – then the massage! – and Replenishing Masque.
The client is then prepared to face the world with the
appropriate serum and moisturiser, Smoothing Eye Serum, the all-
important Triple Action Protector and Perfecting Minerals.
Prescription Facial offers exfoliating benefits w ithout a chemical
peel and is an ideal introduction to Elizabeth Arden PRO peel pads
for home use.
KLAPP SKINCARE TRI DERMIS FACIAL
If the skin is exhausted and its energy at a low ebb, it responds by
looking pale, tired and grey. It’s therefore important to remove
blockages to bring the energy back into flow, according to German
skincare innovator Klapp’s Australian distributor Amy White.
“This can be achieved with Klapp’s latest revitalising facial massage,
Tri Dermis,” she says. “It consists of a sensual synergy of relaxation and
active ingredient massage, which revitalises the body, mind and soul.
“ Tri Dermis offers a combination of massage techniques in
phases to activate the three skin layers.
Phase 1 is aimed at activating lymph flow. The lymphatic system
doesn’t have its own engine but instead depend on movement to
activate it, unblocking and detoxing tissue.
Phase 2 stimulates the microcirculation so that the cells can take
in significantly more oxygen and receive all they need to support the
cell metabolism. This phase rightly deserves to be classified as the
bio-stimulation of the skin, as it enables it to better absorb the active
ingredient emulsions, thus intensifying the effect of the treatment.
Phase 3 involves In-depth massage techniques to stimulate the
musculature and thus improve the muscle tone. The positive result
is a relaxed yet firm skin.
To achieve balance and relaxation, the massage is completed by
working acupressure points to not only relax the muscles but loosen
blockages and allow the Qi (energy) to flow.
The concentrated active ingredient massage emulsion (featuring
hyaluronic acid and a new high-tech active ingredient from
Scandinavian red algae) for every skin type offers a noticeable increase
in moisture, as well as detoxing and rejuvenating.
OMVEDA SIGNATURE MARMA-POINT
Ayur veda places great significance on the power of the hands
(Hasta). “ Thousands of years ago people in India believed that the
hands were conductors of energy, giving strength and healing,” says
OmVeda founder Yasmin Sadikot.
Stimulating the vital energy (Marma) points of the face, the OmVeda
Signature Marma-Point Massage utilises Abhyang, a specific facial
technique that also helps stimulate circulation and lymphatic flow.
Marma points are important junctures where stress accumulates,
resulting in facial tension that contributes to the ageing process.
The massage is used with specific OmVeda products customised
to the client’s Ayurvedic skin type (Dosha), for example saffron oil.
Relaxing and exceptionally rejuvenating, Marma-Point helps
to balance blocked energies, easing tensions and stress and
minimise the appearance of lines and wrinkles by promoting the
regeneration of healthier, younger looking skin.
By encouraging the movement of Prana (the life force), it
activates the natural metabolism of skin tissues, improv ing muscle
tone and the skin’s natural capacity to retain moisture.
PAYOT “MOVEMENT MODELLING”
The “facial” was developed by Payot’s founder Dr Nadia Payot with
her famous 42 movement modelling method.
When she met legendary Russian prima ballerina Anna Pavlova
in 1918, Dr Payot obser ved that the-then 37-year-old dancer had the
body of a teenager but her face was prematurely aged.
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