The Jacquet massage technique... Someone pinch me, please
"This massage technique was developed in the 1930's by a certain Dr. Jacquet, who used it to treat war injuries. Nowadays, the Jacquet 'pinching' technique is not just used as a medical treatment - it's also taking the beauty world by storm. Basically, it's a dry (or non-oil), deep tissue facial massage that uses small kneading and pinching movements. They're undertaken by specially trained massage therapists in beauty and massage salons
"Working on dry skin, a session can take from a few minutes to an hour. Using their thumbs and index or middle fingers, the therapist performs quick pinching movements with their fingertips. These rapid movements oxygenate skin tissue, boosting circulation and cellular activity in the process. Facial muscles are warmed up and stimulated, making them more toned, firm and plump
"Being an energy-boosting technique, the Jacquet massage kick starts cell renewal and boosts cell production, meaning it helps to reconstruct skin. It also helps protect cells from damage caused by free radicals, which are responsible for ageing skin. These little, anti-ageing pinching movements can help to reconstruct elastin and collagen fibres.
This stimulating facial massage is an anti-ageing superhero, but that's not all:- it reduces facial puffiness,- it gets rid of signs of tiredness,- it brightens the complexion,- it drains bags under the eyes,- it prevents the appearance of blackheads,- it oxygenates skin,- it limits bruising after a face lift