Face Massage

by Gabriela

Hi Matthew, what you are offering looks very interesting. I would like to ask you if your program includes acupressure massage for the entire face, including sagging jaw, jowl, lip and puppet lines massage around the mouth. I am 48 years-old and thanks to my genes I look younger than my age, but I am very concerned about these points I mentioned above that I would like to have toned.
Thank you! Gabriela

Matthew's reply: Hi Gabriela, the Long Life Exercise Program has exercises that benefit your head and face, by encouraging blood to flow to these areas. Specific face massage techniques are not included though.

I suggest to buyers of the program that to make the program more specific for them, they should choose extra techniques and exercises from the site and add them to the program. Everyone has different needs and this is why I designed the site and programs this way.

The Long Life Program is an excellent, general program that improves your whole body - physically, mentally and emotionally. The extra facial exercises and techniques on the site that you can easily add to the program include double chin exercises, facial acupressure and massage and eye exercises.

Any questions about the face massage, double chin exercises, etc, just post below.

All the best,

Matthew

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Training in Chinese Head/Face/Hand Massage

by Gudrun

Hi Matthew,

I am looking for training (certificate) in Chinese head/face or hand massage. Would you have any advice on where to get this in Hong Kong?

Many thanks!

Gudrun

Matthew's reply: Hi Gudrun, I don't have specific knowledge of schools for learning head, face or hand massage but I do know Hong Kong has Chinese medicine universities that you could contact. Hong Kong Baptist University has a School of Chinese Medicine, as does the University of Hong Kong. No doubt there are others, and where you learn will depend on whether you want accredited, professional training. You could also contact Chinese medicine clinics and ask them if they know of massage training schools in Hong Kong.

All the best,

Matthew

P.S. I do have a video program on the site called
Self Massage Techniques. The program includes Chinese head and face massage techniques. The whole program is easy to learn and it's online so access is immediate.

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Massage for Bell's Palsy

by Chris

Can you provide facial massage exercises that would address symptoms associated w/ Bell's Palsy (i.e. weakness in eye muscles, mouth muscles, facial muscles all on just one side). Dr. says is a temporary condition but would like to keep area stimulated plus relieve symptoms as soon as possible.

Matthew's reply: Hi Chris, for some self-massage techniques take a look at these face exercises. While these may well help relieve Bell's Palsy symptoms I feel acupuncture may be more beneficial as it will work on a deeper level to address underlying imbalances.

A good site for locating acupuncturists is acufinder.com.

Any questions or comments about acupuncture or massage for Bell's Palsy just post them below.

All the best,

Matthew

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Does massage stimulate lymph nodes to spread cancer?

Is it true that some massage can stimulate the lymph nodes and cause cancer to spread?

Matthew's reply: While direct massage on a tumor site should be avoided, body massage aimed at comforting and relaxing the patient can be highly beneficial and does not cause cancer to spread.

Although cancer may spread into or even begin in the lymphatic system, lymph circulation from massage or other movement such as exercise is not a cause of cancer spreading.

If you or someone you know has cancer though and are considering massage as a complimentary therapy, please first consult your health professional and a qualified massage therapist. All the best.

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Face Massage for Numb Chin, Lips, Tongue?

by Marge
(New Jersey)

I had a procedure done to correct trigeminal neurology (trigeminal neuralgia). It left the left side of my face, chin, lips and tongue numb. What exercise if any do you think will help me?

Matthew's reply: Hi Marge, while the Face section of this site does contain acupressure and massage techniques for various facial problems, they won't be specific enough or effective enough for you, i.e. for numb chin, lips and tongue.

I recommend you consult an acupuncturist as acupuncture is far more likely to help you. Acufinder.com can help you find an acupuncturist if you don't already know of one.

I was an acupuncturist in Australia for 10 years so if you have questions about having acupuncture for numb chin, lips, tongue, etc, just post below.

All the best,

Matthew

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Reflexology for Diabetics?

by Amitava
(United Arab Emirates)

Does reflexology cure diabetics?

Matthew's reply: Hi Amitava, thanks for contacting me. There are different types of diabetes and different causes. Reflexology can help but you also need to change your diet and lifestyle. Bad diet and lifestyle habits, over time, are a major cause of most health problems. So, if you want any treatment for diabetes (or any other problem) to work you must address these aspects too.

Chinese herbal medicine treats diabetes. Are there Chinese medicine doctors where you live? A Chinese medicine doctor can also tell you what diet is best for YOU and your diabetes. You can search for a doctor on www.acufinder.com.

Regarding reflexology for diabetes, I don't have specific techniques on the site but you can start with these easy reflexology techniques for general use. Included is a reflexology foot chart so you locate specific points. Press and rub any sore or tender spots that you find and also, for diabetes, you should press and rub the points for the heart, kidneys, stomach, spleen and eyes. Other points may be useful depending on the type and severity of your diabetes.

If you have questions or comments regarding reflexology for diabetics (or other problems), or about Chinese herbal medicine and diet, etc, for diabetes just post them below.

Regards,

Matthew


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