Stop touching your face! It could help you stay healthy this holiday season.
According to a new study, facial massage could actually help you live a longer, healthier life.
The ‘Touch of Love’ study, which was released today, was led by Drs. William Hsiao and Joseph Chien and conducted by the University of Washington, the University of California, San Francisco, and the University of Toronto.
“Facial massage could prolong the lives of patients,” Hsiao said. “By massaging the face, you can improve cardiovascular health, lower blood pressure, and lower stress hormone levels. You can take care of your heart, improve blood flow, and prevent heart disease by massage.”
The study also showed that the face and forehead massage showed the highest results.
“This evidence is the proof that it is easy to use, inexpensive, and can be a powerful weapon in the war against heart disease,” Chien said.
The research team used questionnaires to study the relationship between massaging the face and health and their findings have been published in the journal:
“Heart disease is a great burden to our society,” Hsiao said. “We need to find a way to help the people who are suffering from heart disease.
“Massage therapy is beneficial to the heart and body. This is a promising development in our effort to find a new approach to treat heart disease.”
“A lot of people suffer with heart disease in Hong Kong,” Chien said. “In addition to the high rate of heart disease in Hong Kong, the cost of treating heart disease is also high. It is very difficult to find a hospital or doctor who has the appropriate knowledge and skill to treat heart disease. Some doctors even give up on treating heart disease. It is very costly, which makes it very difficult for people to be able to afford.”
“What’s more, there is a lot of risk of developing breast cancer. What we’ve found is that a lot of women in Hong Kong are suffering from breast cancer. Massage, in some ways