Skin In Its 20′s
Skin will still produce a good amount of sebum (oil) and will have a healthy cell turnover of about every 14-25 days. Breakouts may still be an issue, and you might start seeing fine lines around the eyes. Skin is an excellent record keeper. Sunbathing, smoking, late nights and cocktails seem like a fun idea now, but that starlet lifestyle will show up on your skin 10 years from now.
Skin In Its 30′s
Starting with your 30th birthday, collagen production slows by 1% every year. Cell turnover slows to 30 days, which can lead to dehydration and dryness. Signs of past sun damage may start to show (age spots or brown spots), and fine lines around the eyes may be visible. Step up exfoliation to resurface as skin renewal slows, and start to feed skin with age-fighting ingredients to maintain a healthy glow.
Skin In Its 40′s
Hormonal changes can trigger dryness and sensitization or rosacea. Wrinkles, age spots and uneven skin tone become more prominent in more zones of the face as cell turnover and collagen production slow. It’s time to call on intense ingredients including peptides, antioxidant vitamins and Retinol to stimulate collagen production, repair damage, firm and shield – and maintain radiance!
Skin In Its 50′s
It’s time to strengthen, energize and replenish! Menopause may start up in your 50s, triggering a 30% reduction in collagen and a dramatic increase in dryness and dehydration. Deep wrinkles, age spots and sensitivity are prominent. It’s time to strengthen, energize and replenish!
Shiatsu is an Oriental therapeutic form of massage using deep pressure to stimulate the same points used in acupuncture. Releasing these points opens the channels of energy and blood flow to nourish the internal organs, glands, muscles, nerves, and vital centers of the body.
The Japanese word Shiatsu is composed of “shi” meaning finger and “atsu” meaning pressure. This traditional art of finger pressure releases muscular tension, toxicity, and the vital life energy responsible for nourishing all aspects of the body and mind.
The Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare describes Shiatsu therapy as a form of manipulation administered by the thumbs, fingers, and palms, without the use of instruments, mechanical or otherwise, to apply pressure to the human skin, correct internal malfunctioning, and promote and maintain health.
Hawaiian LomiLomi Massage
Lomilomi massage is a traditional Hawaiian healing practice, using deep “to the bones” kneading, gliding strokes and joint mobilization techniques. It affects the organ meridian, cardiovascular, lymphatic, endocrine, digestive, nervous and musculoskeletal systems of the body in a soothing and dynamic way. It is the rhythm of the ocean—deep and penetrating, gentle and swaying. It reaches into the physical, energetic, emotional and spiritual levels of the body. It is the “Spirit of Aloha.”
In this two-part post we will give you an explanation of the different types of Eastern Massage offered at Kokeshi. Part 1 will focus on Acupressure and Reflexology, while part 2 will address Zen Shiatsu and Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage.
Acupressure is an ancient healing art. Finger pressure is used on key points to stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities. It encourages the release of muscular tension, the increased circulation of blood, and the flow of the body’s vital life force (chi) simply by pressing these special points. Like acupuncture, acupressure accesses the energy of the body through the points and meridian pathways- both use the same points and meridian pathways- to influence the health and well being of the person. Read More…