Vicki Benn Health and Wellness,

Complementary Therapist and Ambassador for Tropic Skincare in Devon.

TSUBOKI® Japanese Face Massage

TSUBOKI® Japanese Face Massage is a wonderfully relaxing yet energising treatment suitable for men or women who want to feel good on the inside and the outside. Based in part on the principles of acupressure, it is a modern take on meridian theory, which goes back thousands of years in Japan and China.

TSUBO = acupressure point – this is a place along a meridian where the energy can be most influenced, affecting the body on many levels (see elsewhere) KI = the energy that flows through the meridians.


TSUBOKI® = massage using the tsubos to influence the flow of Ki in the body! In short, it is a “full body” massage and “natural facelift” combined into a relaxing and restorative health-giving treatment.

The Japanese believe that beauty is more than skin deep, and that to be beautiful you have to be healthy too. The fantastic thing about Tsuboki™ Japanese face massage is that it works on many levels at the same time, from the inside and the outside.

By working SUPERFICIALLY we improve skin tone and lymph flow. By working with the MUSCULATURE at a deeper level, we can affect muscle tone and general appearance, as well as prepare the face for the next stage. By working with the MERIDIANS that run through the face, we can affect the balance of health in the whole body. In addition, many of the TSUBOS have a specific beneficial effect on the appearance of the face By working with the LYMPHATIC system we encourage the removal of metabolic waste products. Many of the techniques can help to prevent lines, wrinkles, and puffiness – a natural facelift!

Paradoxes of TSUBOKI® Japanese face massage

ONE: The face is a very accessible part of the body to offer for massage, yet face massage can be the most intimate and nurturing of massages.

TWO: Face massage is incredibly relaxing to receive, but 7 of the 8meridians that run through the face are the yang, or more energising ones. This may explain why clients often report feeling deeply relaxed during the massage but balanced and energised afterwards.

SUITABILITY: In some circumstances Tsuboki™ Japanese Face Massage may not be appropriate – this includes pregnancy or recent procedures such as Botox. If you are in any doubt as to whether the massage is suitable for you, please consult me.

TSUBOKI ® massage comprises FOUR specific stages:

STAGE ONE massage to the neck and shoulders to increase circulation to the face and reduce tension in these areas STAGE TWO a detailed face massage using oil as traditionally used in Japan. STAGE THREE working more than 50 tsubos and 8 meridians STAGE FOUR lymphatic drainage to eliminate toxins.

TSUBOKI ® massage comprises four specific stages:

STAGE ONE: Massage to the neck and shoulders to increase circulation to the face and reduce tension in these areas.

STAGE TWO: A detailed face massage using oil as traditionally used in Japan.

STAGE THREE: Working more than 50 tsubos and 8 meridians.

STAGE FOUR: Lymphatic drainage to eliminate toxins.

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Please contact me if you would like to have a chat about any of the treatments I offer, or to ask about booking a session. Alternatively, you can call me on 07745394970.

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