A facial is a skin care treatments for the face which can include steam, exfoliation, extraction, creams, lotions, facial masks, peels, and massage. They are normally performed in beauty salons, but are also a common spa treatments. They are used for general skin health as well as for specific skin conditions. Types of facials include European facial, LED light therapy facials, hydra facials and mini-facials.

Massage techniques


Effleurage is a massage technique typically used in Swedish massage. It involves a series of long, smooth, rhythmic strokes over the skin, using either the fingertips or the palms.

Facial massage

–     Small circular movements over the chin using thumb and finger.

-Downward strokes on the nose.

-Zigzag movements over forehead

-Tap along jaw line.

-Sinus draining – corner of the nose to the temple