The purpose of having a facial is to stimulate circulation, and cleanse the skin of excess debris so it may function optimally and slow the aging process. As with a full body massage, a Chinese facial includes working with the meridians and regions of the face which associate with organs and their functions. A full assessment of the skin on the face offers helpful information to the eastern practitioner for holistic health.
In some cases, extractions are necessary for deep pore cleansing. Likewise, the lymph drainage process will help promote optimal health and functioning of the skin. For some, facials are as relaxing and as rejuvenating as a full-body massage.