A 5-Minute Japanese Massage to Tone Up Your Face Muscles

A 5-Minute Japanese Massage to Tone Up Your Face Muscles


If you’re a girl, you probably have all
kinds of masks, creams, and other facial care stuff that’s crowding your bathroom shelf.
But did you know that you can effectively lift your face and improve your skin tone
with nothing more than your own hands? The technique I’m talking about is called Korugi,
and it’s a face massage that works wonders. Korugi massage was invented by a Japanese
therapist Chiyo Hayashi, and it targets not just the skin itself but the layers of fat
and muscle tissue beneath. You see, with age, the fat in your face redistributes itself,
accumulating in some areas more than in others. Also, your facial muscles start to sag with
time — like any other muscle in your body, they need exercise to stay toned. These factors
contribute to changes in how your face looks when you age. So it’s not all collagen inside
your skin! What Korugi massage does is tone your facial
muscles and dissipate the fat under your skin. In other words, it targets both of the factors
I just mentioned, and by the end of the course, you’ll see definite changes in the shape
of your face. But before we proceed with this fascinating
routine itself, make sure your health actually allows it. Korugi massage is quite intense,
and it requires rather energetic friction to be applied to your face. That’s why you
should first and foremost consider whether you have ENT diseases, lymphatic system disorders,
chronic skin conditions, or facial wounds. If you do, then Korugi isn’t for you. Also,
it’s crucial to consult your doctor before doing this massage because you may damage
your skin or muscles in the process. But enough talk, let’s get down to business
already! The massage takes 7 steps. Wash your hands, take some massage oil, grab a mirror
to look at how you’re doing, and get started! 1. Cheek lifting
Clench your fists and put your elbows on the table. Place your fists against your cheekbones
with your fingers looking inside. Relax your face muscles completely and gently press your
knuckles against them. Stay like this for 5 seconds.
This is a basic routine, so don’t be surprised it’s that easy. You always start with something
simple, right? Anyway, when applying pressure, don’t overdo it: the press should be firm
but not painful. 2. Forehead slide
Raise your head and tilt it back a little bit. Clench your fists again and press your
middle finger knuckles on your forehead along the hairline. Relax your face and let it you’re
your fingers. Without lifting the pressure, slide your knuckles towards your temples and
then further to earlobes. Continue sliding and pressing down along your neck until you
reach the collarbones. 3. Cheek work
Lock your hands together with your thumbs joined but straight. This movement is done
with their help, so you’ll need them free. Put the tip of your right thumb right under
the inner corner of your left eye, beside the nose. Apply pressure and slide the thumb
to the left, towards the ear. When you get there, press and slide down the neck to the
collarbone. Repeat that last part 2 or 3 more times. Now do the same for the right part
of your face, pressing and sliding with the tip of your left thumb. 4. Forehead smoothing
This movement is done with the help of your fists again. Put your forearms together with
the fingers of your both hands looking at you. Place your knuckles slightly above your
eyebrows, press, and rub them toward your hairline. Now bring your hands back to the
eyebrows but slightly apart this time, and repeat the upwards rubbing motion. Continue
until your whole forehead has been smoothed this way. 5. Eye rubbing
Clench your fists once more (see the pattern yet?) and raise your eyebrows. Close your
eyes, stick out the knuckles of your index and middle fingers, and rub your brows with
them. You should start at the inner part of the brow, moving outwards, and keeping the
brow in-between the knuckles. 6. Pulling up the lower parts
Keep your hands the way you held them for the previous movement, with two of your fingers
sticking out from the fist. Relax your face, especially your jaw line, and don’t create
any resistance. Now put the two sticking out knuckles of your both hands on your chin,
just below the corners of the mouth. Press and pull the skin from the chin upwards, towards
your temples. Apply some force, but don’t forget not to make it painful. Repeat this
movement 7-8 times in total. 7. Finishing touches
Now all this stress you’ve just applied to your face needs to be relieved, right?
Open up your palms and join the tips of your fingers on your forehead. Smoothly slide your
hands down to your temples, and from there move towards your neck and finally your collarbones.
You should feel the tension going away as you do this. Repeat the motion until your
face feels relaxed again. And this is it for the 7-step facial massage!
So, do you want to know what exactly you’ve done just now? Let me break it down for you,
then. Like I said at the beginning, Korugi massage
tones your muscles and redistributes the fat, making your face look youthful. But that’s
far from the only benefit it has! In fact, Japanese and Korean adepts of this technique
say that, if performed correctly, Korugi can even reshape your bone structure.
Now don’t get all “Whaaat?!” — that’s not me who’s saying that! But the fact’s
a fact: with age, your facial bones might become slightly displaced, changing your overall
looks. What Korugi allegedly does is return them to their initial position, making you
look as young and beautiful as you’ve ever been. Unfortunately, you can’t really check
it without a full-blown medical examination and probably an X-ray, so you’ll have to
trust the massage therapists’ words. Anyway, the results of the massage are still
rather obvious, and there’s much more to it than bone setting and muscle toning. First
of all, while pulling and pressing on your skin like this, you make the lymphatic fluid
move, which removes any signs of swelling and puffiness from your face. That includes
those dark circles and bags under your eyes too!
Secondly, your blood flow increases thanks to all this exercise, which is beneficial
for your skin. Good blood supply is necessary for that healthy, rose-cheeked look, and it
also helps get the necessary vitamins and nutrients to your face. They’re carried
by blood, you know, so making your vessels work is one of the best things you can do
for your face! Thirdly, your skin becomes more elastic as
it is pulled and filled with a healthy amount of lymph and blood. Elasticity is normally
attributed to collagen, and that’s quite correct, but you don’t really have to buy
all the collagen-containing masks in your local store to look younger. Your body produces
this protein on its own, you just need to activate it and make it work. Korugi massage
does that well enough, and your skin becomes free of small wrinkles in no time. In fact,
if you do it at least once a week, it can even get you rid of deeper wrinkles too! Buh-bye,
expression lines! And finally, Korugi massage helps reshape
your face oval, making your features look sharper. This happens because, as you age,
your skin starts sagging, making your face sort of blurred. Facial muscles that you don’t
use every day also become lax, and we all know what happens when we don’t train other
muscles in our body, right? Well, facial ones are no exception. So when you press and pull
on your skin with some force, you wake them up and they start working for your benefit.
As a result, your face stops sliding down with age and retains its original features
for much longer. Just one thing to note, though: don’t be
surprised if your face starts aching the day after you’ve done the massage. That’s
a common reaction of your muscles that haven’t seen any exercise for a while. Continue doing
this massage on a regular basis, and your face will stop hurting, promise.
So would you like to give the Korugi massage a try? Let me know down in the comments! If
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100 Replies to “A 5-Minute Japanese Massage to Tone Up Your Face Muscles”

  1. maybe if someone did it on me, but i don't see my self doing it on my face. however, i do the Gua Sha, much easier to do on self

  2. Over the years working on thousands of faces, I have always asked my clients that have amazing skin or look 10 years younger than they are, what’s your secret? Guess what it was? FACIAL MASSAGE! I am such a huge believer in facial massage!

  3. What I'm dying for is the background track! Who's the artist at Epic Sound?! Oh gosh it's beautiful. Video is also awesome by the way

  4. WOW – On the thumbnail, the before and after pic is def not touched up. The massage really worked on her shoulders and the blue towel.

  5. OMG I DID IT ONCE WITH THIS DEMONSTRATION AND I SWEAR IT LIFTED MY FACE AS SOON AS I WAS DONE!!! I CANT BELIEVE IT!!! IT WORKED! I'm 69 BUT I look middle 50's I was AMAZED at how much better I look!! I'm a fanatic though so with such amazing results I'll be doing this ALL THE TIME. Can you do it more than once a week? Say 2 or 3 times a week?? I'd like to go and have it done at a salon so I can relax as it's being done, where can you get this done in Rhode Island??? I'm sincerely HOOKED!! THANK YOU KORUGI VERY MUCH! 😁👍

  6. Alright I had to try this. I even tried it 2x aha let's see🤓👌🏻 I also put on my ub whitening creme on and did it w it.

  7. Great but please, illustrate this with a more mature lady. It makes no sense watching a young woman in her twenties working on her wrinkles and face's muscles…

  8. I notice with the pulling back from front to back the skin start to wrinkle up behind your neck it has to go somewhere once you pull it back. Also my concern would be what happens when you stop doing it. Warn you stop exercising the skin would go back but with deeper lines or sagging

  9. Typo below I meant one you stop exercising you body start sagging would that not be the sam with the face.

  10. And pulling back the skin around you eyes is not good cause wrinkling on a younger person that doesn’t matter she doesn’t have to worry yet bad demo.

  11. Avoid sleeping late at nights,have an adequate rest ,sleep, exercise nd water nd be more spiritual person ..avoid eating too much meaty food nd too much sweets instead eat a lot of veggies nd fruits use moisturizer nd sunblock nd you will see the difference it will lessen your age of 10yrs or more than .. by doing this regularly ive seen a lot of ppl practicing this habits nd i cant believe with their t age that didnt matches with their looks honestly ..😊❤

  12. I am amazed. Have been using the Karugi off and on (when I think of it) for about 1 month. My crow's
    feet and other wrinkles are disappearing and I can see the positive overall improvement when I look in the mirror. Give it time and you will see the wonder of it. I am hooked and will continue this massage. Thank you for this information..

  13. Спасибо, я тоже выполняю этот массаж регулярно, даже когда по утрам просто крем наношу. Очень важно для женщин, ещё нужны прогулки на свежем воздухе и правильное питание, и будет кожа красивая и подиянутая 🙏

  14. Very interesting. I have lost weight and have sag in my face that my regular facial exercises aren't helping with as much. I will add this to my daily routine and report back.

  15. I'm a fan of Gua Sha and cupping. This is sort of similar to gua sha. I've not tried fascia blasting for the face but I've seen some great results on it also, which is sort of similar also. I could see this working over time.

  16. Soooo…. listen carefully starting at 3:05 … what’s with the man’s voice in the background? Random? Subliminals?

  17. Well…. people's definitely tell me that i look 10 – 15 yrs younger but i can tell because i see myself everyday that my face muscles have changed ever so slightly– that said im thrilled to have come across this video and will incorporating this technique in my daily routine. Super excited! Adding to my list of things that i will be doing to "roll back the clock"- thanks for sharing

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