What is Skin Decompression?
What is Skin Decompression?
What will Skin Decompression Do for You?
Skin decompression will…
- address the very root of the blemishes, freeing trapped toxins and removing them from your body
- fluff up your underlying collagen fibers, straightening them, thus enabling them to better moisturize and support your skin
- oxygenate your skin, cleansing and invigorating your tissues
- improve nourishment delivery to your skin
- make your skin more receptive to skin care products, enhancing their effectiveness.
Skin Compression Techniques
You’ve had a massage session at some point in your life, haven’t you? Then you know that in most massage techniques — rubbing with gliding strokes, kneading, percussive tapping, etc. — there’s pressure applied to the skin which effectively compresses it.
Most people, though, have never experienced their skin being decompressed. Yet decompression methods, such as cupping massage, for example, can be highly effective.
Skin Decompression: a New Paradigm in Skin Care
You’re probably guessing that skin decompression will involve stretching. And if so, you’re exactly right. Most of us are pathologically afraid of getting our skin stretched. I’m way over 50, so I definitely don’t want my skin to become loose. Both traditional cosmetology and dermatology say “don’t do it” when it comes to stretching.
So, of course my daring mind said instead, “I must try it!” I’m sure you can understand why. I’ve achieved great health and anti-aging results by practicing the very things that are far from favored by traditional medicine and dermatology. Thanks to raw foods, fasting, dry brushing, and simple beauty practices, today — at age 58 — I’m going strong, and my skin is in better condition than it was when I was 18.
My reasoning went like this: If skin compression techniques such as Knuckle massage, Strigil skin scraping and dry brushing are so good, skin decompression techniques must be just as beneficial for the skin.
Pressure and Decompression.
Do you know that at sea level, atmospheric pressure (the weight of the air per square inch) on average would be 14.7 pounds? Think about it… the entire Earth’s atmosphere, squashing your delicate skin and flesh, twenty-four-seven, at 14.7 pounds per square inch. Wow! We need to decompress.
What I noticed during my long period of experimentation is that decompression actually prevents the very thing we’re so afraid of: loose skin. During decompression, the skin and superficial muscle layers are slightly lifted. The areas between skin layers get filled by rushing new fluids, removing toxins and bringing nourishment. I could literally see the improvement, observing my own skin through the weeks and months.
Skin Decompression Techniques
There are several skin decompression techniques which you can use to enhance the beauty of your face and hair.
1. The “Honey Hands” Facial
We’re all familiar with the way in which simple stickiness can create suction. Do you remember dining with the kids at some highway pancake house, putting your hand down at just the wrong spot on the vinyl booth seat and…yuck! That syrup on your hand lifted the vinyl. Well, it’s a lot less yucky with honey, when you deliberately perform the “honey hands” facial. Watch my new video: The Best Honey Facial You've Never Heard Of.
2. The Cupping Massage for Your Face and Body
Once obscure, this one is now (at least loosely) familiar worldwide, thanks to its appearances in media coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics. I was pleased to see this coverage, as it brought cupping to a world audience and out of the shadow of oddity. But little detail was offered.
What you need to know is that there are options when you can receive the benefits of cupping without the tell-tale marks.
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3. The Palm Suction Method
Cup your palm over your closed eye—over the bones around your eye. Press tightly enough on those bones to create suction, but don’t press on your eye. Push…then pull your hand away. You should feel a modest decompression, which will, with gentle repetition, improve circulation around your eye. Repeat for another eye. This technique is from my book Rawsome Flex, as is the next…
4. Scalp and Face Lift
You can call it a “hair pulling” technique. What you do is this… Grasp your hair with your fingers. Pull gently. Keep changing the position of your hands. Your aim is actually to raise every part of your scalp from your skull—just a little bit. We’re seeking, again, decompression. This scalp decompression technique has general tonic effect on your head fascia, bringing more nourishment to your facial skin and hair. I'm demonstrating this decompression technique in this video: Yoga for Your Face and Hair.
As always, I’m sharing what’s working for me. Try. Experiment. Investigate for yourself. And keep only what works for you!