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The Benefits of a Facial Roller Massage

You have probably seen a face roller on your Instagram, or facebook feed or in your local spa and beauty salon.

These little gadgets are most commonly made of jade or rose quartz. Some have two roller balls, and some look a bit like a tiny rolling pin (with rollers of varying sizes fixed to both ends of the handle). However they are all said to offer major skin benefits.

So why are facial rollers the new beauty trend and is it here to stay?

What does the roller do for your face?

The simple act of massaging your face with a face roller has a lot of benefits for the skin. It may even reduce stress and release tension, just like a body massage would.

Here are some key benefits:

  • Improves blood circulation in the face. Using a face roller can stimulate blood flow to the face, which can make your skin look brighter and feel firmer.

  • Helps with stuffy sinuses. Some studies suggest that using this tool may help clear the sinuses.

Although research is still in its early stages, according to, Fernández,J,M. et al(2005) Rolling may decrease puffiness (like hard-to-handle under eye bags) by stimulating lymphatic drainage.Cools and soothes your skin. When a roller is stored in the refrigerator or used as a naturally cold stone like jade, it’ll cool the skin on contact. This can quickly de-puff your skin and tighten pores. During a holistic facial treatment, rollers are typically used with an oil or moisturizer to help the tool glide across your skin. It is said this process can deliver products deeper into your skin.

Myths and facts about facial roller massage

There are many good reviews about facial rollers.

Here we will talk about what’s actually true about facial massage, and what’s a myth about facial rollers.

  • Facial massage can improve your mood;

True. Research has shown according to Hatayama,T,et,al(2008) that facial massage does reduces anxiety

  • Using a roller can slim the face:

False. The only way to truly slim down or lose weight from any part of your body, the face included, is through nutrition and exercise. However, the de-puffing potential of the facial roller may make your face look slimmer temporarily.

  • Using a roller can contour the face:

True. The roller can be used to drain fluid from the face, which can help to contour your face temporarily. The best way to use the tool for draining and contouring is to roll up at an angle and then push the roller downward by the ear. The process helps direct excess fluid to the lymph nodes.

  • Toxins can be flushed from the body by using a roller:

True. Any activity that stimulates lymphatic drainage, according to . Man Manip Ther. J(. 2009;) including massage or facial rolling, can be detoxifying for the body.

Facial rolller Massage, can be added to our holistic facial treatments , for more information please take a look at our treatments.


Journal of manual and manipulative therapy .J Man Manip Ther. (2009)cited in

The Benefits of a Face Roller..Gallagher,G(2020)cited in accessed( 20.05.2021)

Preliminary study of the lymphatic drainage system of the nose and paranasal sinuses and its role in detection of sentinel metastatic nodes. Fernández, s. et al(2005) cited in

The facial massage reduced anxiety and negative mood status, and increased sympathetic nervous activity. Hatayama, T. et al(2008) cited in


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