Hands up if you want to look good and feel good at the same time! We have a saying at TMB: vitality is the new vanity. To us, this means that although it’s more than okay to care about your physical appearance, what’s most important is feeling energized, vibrant and rejuvenated on the inside. Why? Because if that’s how you feel when you wake up in the morning, it’ll show!
It’s no secret that at The Movement Boutique, our signature facial provides a natural face lift without going under the knife. It incorporates facial rejuvenation acupuncture, fascial release of the face and scalp, and finishes with a lymphatic detox boost. Facial rejuvenation acupuncture, also known as cosmetic acupuncture, is a 100% natural anti-aging treatment that targets the skin on a cellular level from the inside-out. Our experienced clinicians use ultra-thin, luxurious needles to synergistically address fine lines/wrinkles, age spots, discolouration, acne, dark circles, jowls, and create an overall sculpting and lifting of the face. We’re not the only ones who are obsessed – It’s also a fan favourite by many A-list celebrities like Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Anniston.
A Natural Approach
Our skin is our largest and most porous organ, so it’s very important that we take care of it not only for aesthetic purposes, but to support our overall health.
Although we can’t stop the clock, facial acupuncture treatments can definitely help slow down the aging process naturally! Here are some reasons we’re confident you’d love it:
1. It’s a natural alternative to Botox
We’re all for natural and holistic ways to move, feel and look better! If you want wrinkle-free, “fresh-faced” skin, look no further. Acupuncture has been shown to be ultra-effective when it comes to reducing signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles, but without the chemicals/toxins attached to Botox. When needles are gently inserted, it breaks the skin’s barrier and stimulates the body’s natural healing response. With all the tiny micro-traumas that are created during the process, the body needs to repair what it thinks is ‘damage’. Opposite to Botox, this sends the signals to flood the area with fresh blood and new circulation. The results? Fresher, younger looking skin!
2. It helps balance stress hormones
Some people are skeptical when they hear the words “stress relieving” and needles in the same sentence. But our needles are so ultra-thin and high-quality, that any “pain” experienced during our facial acupuncture treatments is ULTRA mild – even less than a blackhead extraction during a regular spa facial, for example. Acupuncture helps to balance cortisol levels, our main stress hormone, putting us into our parasympathetic state (aka rest and digest mode). We also use myofascial “massage” techniques, calming essential oils and soothing meditative music to enhance the stress-relieving benefits of the whole experience.
3. It can be a preventative treatment
Not only can it help reduce wrinkles, it can also prevent them from ever forming in the first place and can also help keep breakouts and acne at bay. Since it works on more than just the superficial layer of the skin (remember, inside-out!) it can help influence the health of our skin for years to come. It also stimulates an increase in blood flow to the face, improving the delivery of oxygen & nutrients, which in turn can help create an overall enhanced “glow”.
4. It can enhance sleep quality
They call it beauty sleep for a reason! Sleep is essential not only for the health of our skin, but is also important when it comes to memory, focus, stress levels, mood and so much more – Hello, vitality! Since acupuncture puts us into our nervous system into parasympathetic mode, many patients use it to help promote deeper sleep. Some of our patients have even coined the term “acu-stoned” after feeling a sense of extreme “zen” following their facial acupuncture treatments!
5. It boosts collagen production
You might have heard that supplementing with collagen powder is great when it comes to having healthy hair, skin and nails. Facial rejuvenation acupuncture takes it to a whole new level – the cellular level, to be exact! Collagen is an important protein our body naturally produces and it’s one of the primary proteins that give skin its structure and elasticity. When it starts to deplete (which happens as we age), signs of aging in our skin show up. Through giving us an internal collagen boost, facial acupuncture can give us that bright, smooth and vibrant skin we’re all looking for.
6. It addresses the deep layers of our fascia
Since we make the same expressions over and over, it’s important to inhibit overworked areas and wake up underworked areas to optimize our skin. Although there are other natural methods out there that help with this, like facial massages, Gua Sha, and even jade rollers, none of these options work the deeper layers of our fascia and facial nerves the way acupuncture does. At TMB, we work with the fascia to release any blockages and address deep nerves and circulatory system to get to the root cause of your skin concerns, release tension and create symmetry & balance within the face and body.
About The Movement Boutique in Toronto – Pilates, Chiropractic, Functional Medicine
Located on Yonge Street in Toronto, The Movement Boutique serves the areas of Summerhill, Rosedale and Yorkdale with Pilates classes and much more. Our philosophy is centred on a holistic, multimodal approach to health, grounded in the latest therapeutic techniques and clinical research. Our approach: Optimal health cannot be attained through a single therapeutic lens; injuries are often the result of a constellation of lifestyle issues, including dysfunctional movement patterns, trauma, nutritional deficiencies or destructive habits of mind.