Francesca’s Signature Facial Massage
60 mins £160 / 90 mins £225
A unique treatment, pioneered by Holistic Therapist Francesca Piccolo, which customises ancient techniques in facial massage with the latest innovations in non-surgical facelifts. Francesca fuses her knowledge of Japanese facial rejuvenation with her expertise in Dien Chan facial reflexology, which is derived from Vietnam. Francesca’s Signature Facial Massage is an anti-ageing, non-invasive treatment developed from the best of the wellbeing rituals of the Far East, where a healthy face is an important part of any self-care regime.
Japanese facial rejuvenation is well known for its ‘natural facelift’ effects: the combination of acupressure with oil massage plumps the skin, improves skin tone, smooths out wrinkles, and delivers lymphatic drainage of the facial area to reduce swelling around the eyes, neck and jaw.
Dien Chan facial reflexology is less well known in the UK; it is an adaptation of the ancient Vietnamese art of reading the face, developed to suit western aesthetics by Italian therapists. It is remarkably different in concept; and like reflexology of the feet, there is the underlying principle in Dien Chan facial reflexology that stimulation of one specific area will rebalance another part of the body. Dien Chan puts the face at the centre of a treatment, and begins with the application of detailed maps and grids on to the client’s face, which show how the body’s vital organs are mapped on, and connected to, the face. After that, Dien Chan massage works by stimulation of vital points with a specially created tool, to target nerve points and release energy blocks that have been identified in the facial reading. These energy blocks might be manifest on a number of levels – mental, emotional, physical – and the aim of Dien Chan massage is to identify and then release these blocks, to restore the flow of energy throughout the body.
Francesca’s treatment begins with a complex mapping of the face, to diagnose a number of target issues, such as acne, pimples, wrinkles, colour, texture, hydration, puffiness, eye problems, pigmentation, rosacea, and muscle rigidity. This detailed assessment is then followed by a deep cleanse and then a facial massage, which Francesca performs by hand and with the use of face tools developed from Dien Chan.
Francesca’s Signature Facial Massage relieves tension in the muscles of your face, neck and scalp, smoothing away lines and bringing elasticity and sheen back to your skin. The techniques work by stimulating pressure points and blood circulation, toning muscles, and by draining the lymph glands (which can cause puffiness and water retention).
The session ends with a massage inside the mouth to contour the jawline and cheekbones, and reduce tension in these areas.
Francesca’s Signature Body Massage
60 mins £160 / 90 mins £225
Influenced by the ancient holistic healing system of Ayurveda, this full-body, nourishing massage is performed with cold-pressed organic oil. Soothing tension and supporting the detoxifying process of the body, this treatment strongly enhances neurotransmitter production to help lower levels of stress hormones, while helping to drain accumulated liquids from the body, reduce cellulite, and expel toxins.
The massage also includes a chakra-balancing, to restore a harmonious flow of energy throughout the body. Ayurvedic medicine is a preventative therapy that seeks harmony between the internal and the external: a balance of your mind, body and spirit with your surroundings and environment.
Please note: this treatment is possible for pregnant women; a gentle, light pressure will be used during the massage