DRY TECHNIQUES: RELEASING THE FASCIA
Of course I have plenty of clients who come for Tsuboki primarily for its natural face-lifting effects. The changes can be quite dramatic depending on the initial state of your face. Tsuboki incorporates some techniques which are done without oil that can be used on lines and wrinkles. With these techniques, you can work very specifically and in a detailed way on individual lines. It feels good too!
The reason these hand movements are able to soften lines is because they stretch the fascia. Fascia is fine connective tissue (sometimes compared to clingfilm)that wraps around every bone, every muscle including individual fibres as well as organs of the body. It lies deep to the skin and is one continuous piece. With natural movement of the body over time as well as with over-use, restrictions can occur and because of the continuous nature of fascia, these restrictions can have a knock-on effect to other parts of the body. They also impede circulation to the tissues and allow metabolic waste products to build up.
When these restrictions happen in the face, lines and wrinkles occur. The dry techniques used in Tsuboki release the fascia with a stretching motion. Because oil is not used, pressure can be applied to a deeper level than the skin so that the skin is not stretched. This direct attention to lines and wrinkles, together with the massage techniques of Tusboki softens them. Freeing the restrictions in the fascia restores blood circulation along with better oxygen supply to the tissues, and nutrients can once again reach the cells.