“We can translate the term” kobido “by traditional way of beauty”, explains Eric Coiho Bah, graduate of traditional Chinese medicine. the kobido massage is part of the “amma” massage, a japanese massage ancestral relaxation and revitalization of the whole body.
Japanese kobido massage
Precisely targeting the face, kobido is considered in Japan to be a true anti-aging treatment.
After placing hot towels on the face, this massage alternates between a series of movements slipped on the neck, neck, face and shoulders (performed with an oil) and finger pressure on the facial acupuncture points (or “tsubos”). The treatment ends with pressure between the eyebrows which promotes relaxation.
A total of 45 techniques are thus used to soften the skin, revive its microcirculation, dislodge and evacuate toxins to the lymphatic system.
In the end, the features are relaxed, the wrinkles lifted, the complexion rosy as if coming back from vacation.
Taoist facial massage
Glides carried out in roundness and curves on the neck, the nape of the neck, around the eyes and the mouth, on the cheeks, the forehead and the scalp: “The Taoist massage of the face is a very slow massage carried out with an oil” , specifies Eric Coiho Bah.
Its rhythm, deliberately very repetitive – in 30 minutes, only ten different techniques are used – has an almost hypnotic effect, conducive to relaxation.
A massage that smoothes muscle tension and fine lines while inducing a real letting go. “Better to benefit from this massage at the end of the day to benefit from its beneficial effect on sleep. ”
Special facial massage shopping
At the end of a small handle, 14 soft and flexible steel rods follow the shape of the skull to massage it at 14 different points, with a slight circular movement: this is the principle of the “head massager” that looks like octopus and evoking the technique of Indian massage of the skull.
By acting on its reflex points and boosting blood circulation, it promises us to release tension and stimulate our energy. Several brands offer it.