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Facial Rejuvenation Course

Facial Rejuvenation Course

Facial Rejuvenation (4-day training course)

(Natural Face Lift Massage)

natural facelift massage


April 9th to 12th 2021 (10.00am – 6.00pm) TAKING NAMES NOW

Where? River Holistic Centre, 10 Main Street, Raheny, Dublin 5

 What is Facial Rejuvenation?
Facial Rejuvenation or Natural face lift massage as it is also called, is a holistic and non-invasive approach to looking younger. Although ageing is inevitable, this treatment can help reduce visible signs of ageing and improve skin tone by means of simple, natural and effective massage techniques and energy balancing.  It combines ancient theory with a practical, modern approach to looking and feeling your best, whatever your age.  Its origins lie in Ayurveda, an ancient Indian healing system, over four thousand years old. Ayurveda literally translates as ‘the science of life’ and focuses on the health of the individual at all levels – physical, emotional and spiritual.  As well as balancing the body, Ayurveda places great emphasis on massage as being essential to health and beauty.   A unique aspect of this treatment is that it does not involve the use of any oils, creams or equipment, making it an ideal treatment for anyone suffering from allergies to products.

How does it work and what is involved in a typical treatment?
Tension can very easily build up in our facial muscles without us realising it. Over a period of time, habitual thoughts and emotions lock themselves into expressions on our faces – particularly around the eyes and mouth.  This can be exacerbated by additional factors such as excessive exposure to the sun, pollution, alcohol, poor diet, lack of sleep, the effects of gravity and every day stresses and strains. The facial muscles can actually “dry up” and contract, inhibiting freedom of expression, encouraging ageing and the formation of wrinkles as the face loses its muscle tone and elasticity and begins to sag.
A typical Facial Rejuvenation treatment takes one hour and  involves a consultation to determine if any contraindication are present as well as any factors that may be affecting the client’s skin and what they wish to achieve from the treatments e.g. to lift the eye area, tone the jaw line etc. The therapist can then pay extra attention to these areas during treatment.

The treatment is carried out with the client lying covered on a massage couch with knees supported. It begins with relaxation and energy balancing exercises followed by activation of acupressure points to stimulate energy flow and release deep-seated tension (8 of the 12 major energy meridians have points on the face!) Next, friction movements with varying degrees of pressure are carried out all over the face and neck to encourage letting go of habitual facial expressions and to detect areas of tension. The therapist then concentrates on one side of the face with Ayurvedic ‘smoothing’ techniques to desquamate, and ‘iron out’ lines and wrinkles and deeper techniques which release restrictions in connective tissue and lift the facial muscles (we have over 90 muscles from the neck up!).  Circulation and elimination are improved and the tissues can glide more smoothly over the deeper layers of muscle and bone. The client then sits up to compare both sides of their face (and is usually pleased and surprised at the differences!); these techniques are then repeated on the other side of the face.

The treatment finishes with lymphatic drainage, scalp massage and grounding techniques, leaving the client relaxed and radiant.  The whole process has been described as a bit like ‘ironing out the creases’, making the skin feel smoother and softer and improving the complexion and skin tone. As well as the visible benefits, clients often report feeling more relaxed and positive, sleeping better and obtaining relief from sinus problems, headaches and stress related symptoms.  From the therapist’s point of view, it does not involve a large financial outlay (apart from the initial training costs and a massage couch) as no equipment or products are required. Since treatment is done with the therapist in a seated position, it does not place too much strain on the body and provides a rest from more physical treatments.

Although you can see a difference after only one treatment (and this makes clients want to come back for more), the effects are cumulative and work best over a course of 6-8, one hour weekly treatments depending on each individually assessed person – taking account of age, skin condition and lifestyle factors. Maintenance treatments once a month are then usually recommended.

What are the pre-requisites to training, how long does it take and what qualification will I receive?

There are no set entry criteria for doing the Facial Rejuvenation course and some non-therapists do it or their own interest or to use on family and friends.

The training takes 4 days, following which you receive an attendance certificate.  To obtain the London Centre of Indian Champissage Diploma, you should complete case studies on 5 clients, giving 6 treatments to each person.  You record these treatments and provide photographic evidence in the form of ‘before and after’ pictures – very useful to show to prospective clients provided you obtain permission to do so.  The exam consists of a practical assessment and a one hour written multiple-choice test.  Although no time limit is imposed, expect to take around three months on your case studies and most people find it works best for them to start these as soon as possible after the training. When you receive your Diploma, you may use the letters ‘Dip. NFLM’ (Diploma in Natural Face Lift Massage) after your name. Qualified massage and beauty therapists may be able to obtain insurance to practice professionally with the Certificate obtained following the 4 day course – your own insurance company will be able to clarify this for you.  However, most people prefer to do the case studies and exam as this provides a great portfolio of evidence to show to prospective clients.

How can I learn more about Facial Rejuvenation?

Mary Dalgleish trained with Kundan Mehta (the originator of Facial Rejuvenation) in 2001 and now teaches courses on her behalf in the UK and Ireland. Mary will be running a 4 day Facial Rejuvenation course at the River Holistic Centre with the Diploma exam TBC. The course will include relevant theory but the main emphasis is on the practical so you will give and receive the treatment quite a bit over the four days (there are never any complaints about this!)

For further information and an application form, please contact Mary directly on 0044 2088749047 email: marydalgleish@yahoo.co.uk or visit www.head2toemassage.co.uk

What is the cost of training?

The fee for the 4-day course is €600. Course numbers are limited to 8, so early booking is advisable. You will receive a detailed course manual and a DVD showing the treatment being done. An exam fee of €100 is payable on the exam day in TBC following the course.