The practice of Kobido settled in 1472 in Japan. The Empress of the time, for its beauty, would have specifically requested a Kobido massage, helping to make this popular and sought technical. Competence and Kobido practice have been passed from one generation to another. The treatment, which finally reached our shores, enjoys some publicity because of the benefits it brings during a facial.
The ultimate goal of Kobido is to produce immediate results facelift thanks to the incorporation of shiatsu movements and therapeutic techniques stimulate facial nerves that reach the skin cells. This improves the circulation of blood. And as
we know, improved blood flow helps distribute nutrients to different parts of the body and helps remove toxins and dead skin cells.
Just as exercise, which increases blood flow in the body, the Kobido massage is an "exercise" designed for skin treatment that uses sacred, ancient movements, known to achieve impressive results on improved health.
The massage is performed very lightly with soft gestures and percussion techniques, rapid and poorly supported. Depending on the condition of the skin, deep mixing combination is used to work the muscles in the superficial tissues. These movements help "unblock" the restriction of blood flow and allow fresh blood to circulate and enter the surface of the face. This action, in turn, provides oxygen and nourishes skin cells to enable it to rebuild. According Kobido experts, it is only when this traffic is not impeded that skin cells can repair and regenerate.
Practitioners believe that Kobido massage is a treatment that is unmatched by traditional facial movements and it brings incomparable results. Spas and specialized institutions began to learn and integrate this type of massage. According to practitioners and recipients a Kobido experience offers benefits that go beyond the well-being and it is a treatment that generates excitement.
Balancing the "life force"
The objective of Kobido, which means "ancient way of beauty", focuses on the state of the client's skin. The practitioner pays great attention to color, texture and turgor. It will then refer to the state of ki (vital energy) and the balance of psychological conditions. It is believed that the balance of the flow of ki simultaneously brings the body and emotions to equilibrium. During treatment, face, neck and scalp muscles are systematically massaged while acupressure points are activated. Massage promotes tighter connective tissue and helps to restore lost microcirculation.
Using a treatment in three steps, cleansing, moisturizing and energizing facial massage stimulates the meridians, which "will balance and harmonize" the state of internal organs. The energy massage includes techniques that come from anma, acupressure and lymphatic drainage. Important meridians begin and end in the face, and there are several points where ki passes from one meridian to another. By applying gentle pressure on these points, massaging the face, and very gently stroking the meridians can improve the flow of ki. This is called the "energy level," where the facial nerves are activated and the flow of ki is conducted face. This, according to practitioners, resulting in a natural lifting effect and radiant beauty. It is important to understand that this wonderful massage is not a "quick fix". The effects are cumulative.
Advantages of the old way
This ancient way of beauty, which is distinguished from other types of facial massage is considered a refreshing treatment that stimulates the skin tone, improves blood circulation, promotes relaxation and collagen growth over time. Kobido facial massage is very effective in the treatment of dry and oily skin, acne, wrinkles, age spots and dullness, and in relieving migraine headaches and disorders ATM. In addition, the Kobido is presented as one of the most effective natural treatments for improving skin condition and reduce the aging process. This treatment was developed to improve the health and vitality by focusing on problem prevention (prevention rather than cure), one of the main features of the traditional oriental medicine.
Eastern tradition and training
According Shogo Mochizuki, "There are significant differences between Japanese and Western massages face. Western facial massage is based on gentle massage gestures and slight superficial tissues. Japanese facial massage uses a range of techniques much broader and sophisticated, a variety of massages surface and deeper pressure massage. There are also technical differences in the application of the hands and fingers. Japanese massage is based on percussion techniques, and combines this with deep kneading techniques to work the muscles in the superficial tissues. "
The Eastern technique also requires extensive training and some practice. Kobido tradition itself is part of an artistic tradition rather than family. This means it has passed from teacher to student, without restriction. In 2005, Mr. Ito, leading Kobido line in Japan for over 50 years, appointed Mochizuki as his successor, the 27th Master of the art form of Kobido. Mochizuki, who studied Kobido since the age of 11, introduced this ancient therapy in the United States in 1984. He currently resides in Boulder, CO, where his company promotes Kobido. Mochizuki is a licensed massage therapist and acupuncturist since 1981, and is the author of 17 books on traditional Japanese massage and aesthetics. He conducts workshops to pass on his knowledge, several training levels being required to master this art. Videos are also available to help learn the Kobido, but most massage therapists agree that it is imperative to take courses to really understand the effects of movements.
The Kobido today
Training is very important. We can start with workshops 3 half days and it will be several workshops to scratch the surface of this technique.
The training should not only focus on the massage of the face. It includes everything a professional needs to make a complete facial. It starts with a cleanser, before proceeding to the application of a toner. Then, after the extractions, the technique continues with a moisturizing oil. Even the mask is applied using Kobido techniques, and a moisturizer is applied over the mask to help the therapist to penetrate the mask into the skin. Thus, the client does not just get a massage but a facial with continuous movements.
You can not just take a portion of the massage Kobido and integrate with other facials ... it's a facial itself. According to practitioners, with a combination of natural ingredients and facial massage Kobido, skin thickens, and with a thicker, healthier skin, lifting desire disappears.
In practice, customers who have tested this facial are fond because the results are striking. They can see an immediate and overall improvement.
This treatment of the Japanese face is more than a beauty treatment by its historical importance. While Kobido is relatively new in our country, those who have used it have seen very impressive results. Let us drive you on the path of ancient beauty ...
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