So it's just an average Thursday and I have an appointment at Esthetique Skin Spa in Memphis for the "Megan Markle" facial. I mean come on ladies, sign me up, Right?? The MM facial is called a buccal (buckle) massage. The treatment involves a deep tissue massage of your face. Even the inside of your mouth.....you heard me right. Inside the mouth too.
I did a lot of reading about this facial prior to the appointment and watched countless videos, so I knew that the facial included the massaging of the face muscles to lift and reshape your face, but I had no idea that the facial would result in so much emotional release. Medically, we know that we hold stress, tension and anxiety in our jaw area. Clearly, I had enough for everyone!! But I went into the facial with an open mind and no pre conceived idea of the outcome. I just laid there and relaxed while Brandi did her magic. I closed my eyes and away I went.........Not only did I come out with a beautiful lifted sculpted face, but you could say, a therapy session too. I released so many stored emotions during those 90 minutes. Personally, it has not always been easy for me to be totally open and vulnerable with people. It was much easier to keep emotions inside and just make sure everyone else was doing okay. But I am learning to let go of all of that and allow myself the privilege of expressing my true emotions and speaking from my heart. This facial seemed to be the tool to open the flood gates for that. And trust me, there were a lot of tears in the end. Not because there was any pain, but because I was able to surrender to the massage and allow what ever was going to happen, to happen. I am sure each persons experience will be different. But whatever experience you have, you can be assured that you will walk out with a beautiful, lifted illuminated face.
It is recommended to get 3 facials within 7 days, and monthly maintenince to receive the best results. So that is what I did. Each time felt different and deeper. With each facial the appearance of my skin renewed and wrinkles lost their depth and volume.
The buccal facial is done without any machines or instruments. Only Brandi's hands. The benefits are incredible and real.
- A facelift without surgery.
- Re sculpts your face muscles.
- Reduces stress in the facial muscles which lifts and heightens your emotions
- Induces lymphatic drainage and detoxification
- Rejuvenates the face without injections
- Improves the over all quality of the skin
- Stimulates Collagen and Elastin growth
The facial ends with a peel off mask that lowers the temperature of your skin for tightening. It is even painted over your eyes!!
This is hands down the best facial I have ever received. I couldn't Love Brandi, the owner, anymore than I do. I am convinced that she is the reason I got so much out of this experience. The minute her hands touched me I knew something good was going to happen. She pays attention to every small detail, the music, lighting, temperature, and most important, you. You even get a hand and foot massage while the mask is drying. If you live in Memphis, just do it. You will discover a piece of yourself that you didn't even know existed, and your skin will look the best it has ever looked. This facial truly aligns with my understanding of true beauty. It's from the inside out. In fact I told her the facial should be called, the Inside, Out facial.
until next time,