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Facial Rejuvenation - Natural Facial Lift Massage
Courses may be run in any area of the UK, Europe or even further afield! If you have a suitable venue and a group of students, please contact Mary to discuss possibilities.

About Facial Rejuvenation (Natural Face Lift Massage)

Natural Face Lift Massage (Facial Rejuvenation) is a gentle non-invasive approach to looking younger. Although ageing is a natural process, this therapy may help delay the visible signs of ageing and prevent further damage in the future by means of simple, natural and effective massage techniques and energy balancing to make the most of the assets you possess. It successfully combines ancient theory with a practical, modern approach to looking and feeling your best – whatever your age.  Its basis lies in Ayurveda, an ancient healing system, over four thousand years old. Ayurveda literally translates as ‘the science of life’ and focuses on the health of the individual at all levels – physical, emotional and spiritual. As well as balancing the body, Ayurveda places great emphasis on massage as being essential to health and beauty. A unique aspect of this technique is that it does not involve the use of any oils, creams or equipment. This makes it an ideal treatment for anyone suffering from allergies to products. 

Statistics show that it takes at least 6 weeks to break any habit and that is why it is advisable to have 6 treatments - ideally once a week - for optimum improvements, as the treatment helps to undo habitual facial expressions and re-train the facial muscles. After that if you want the benefits to last, it is advisable to continue with treatments at least once a month.  The great thing about this treamtent is that it carries no ill effects and lots of positive benefits. I find it helpful to compare it to going to the gym - go once or twice and it doesn't make much difference but get into the habit of going regularly and then you can really see changes happen!

Here is a quote from one of my regular clients:
"When I first made an appointment  with Mary Dalgleish,I didn't really know what to expect. I was looking for an alternative to botox and the so called "youth therapy" proposed on the market. I wanted something natural, so the idea of a natural face lift through massage was appealing. After one session, I was convinced I had made the right decision. My face looked fresh, rested and the lines were definitely smoother. I decided to continue the treatment and now, I see her regulary. I find the one hour session incredibly relaxing and enjoy the effects on my face. I highly recommend her treatments to anyone looking for a natural yet effective face treatment."
(Marie Renson. Broadcaster)

Mary Dalgleish Head 2 Toe Massage

Mary did the first ever Natural Face Lift Massage course in the UK with Kundan Mehta at the London Centre of Indian Champissage International (LCICI) in 2000 and has been practising Facial Rejuvenation and teaching this course on behalf of LCICI for over 10 years - see>> for further information
Aims & Structure: The aim of the course is to provide a comprehensive grounding in the theory and practice of Natural Face Lift massage. Students will be able to use the technique as a principal or subsidiary part of their professional practice.

In order to qualify, students will need to do case studies before taking a written and practical examination. Once qualified, students will obtain a Diploma from the London Centre of Indian Champissage International, which is affiliated with the CMA and recognised by most major insurance companies.

Qualified massage and beauty therapists may be able to obtain insurance to practice professionally with the Certificate which you will receive following the 4 day course - your own insurance company will be able to clarify this for you so please check. 

Who is eligible: Anyone may attend the 4-day course. It is an excellent introduction to hands-on therapy, whether you want to pursue it professionally or just use it on your friends and family. Those wishing to use Natural Face Lift Massage professionally must complete case studies and do a written and practical examination. Once qualified you can subscribe to the LCICI register, which is featured on the Face-Lift Massage website>> and use the letters ‘Dip.NFLM’ (‘Diploma in Natural Face-Lift Massage’) after your name.
How does it work: Tension can very easily build up in our facial muscles without us realising it. Over a period of time, habitual thoughts and emotions can lock themselves into expressions on our faces – particularly around the eyes and mouth. This can be exacerbated by additional factors such as sun, pollution, alcohol, poor diet, lack of sleep, the effects of gravity and every day stresses and strains. Under such conditions muscles can actually “dry up” and contract, inhibiting freedom of expression. This can encourage ageing and the formation of wrinkles as the face loses its muscle tone and elasticity and begins to sag.

Natural Face Lift Massage can relieve tension in areas you had no idea were tense. Energy balancing techniques can bring a deep feeling of relaxation to the whole body and the noticeable effects may be seen on the face.

During the treatment, over ninety face and neck muscles are systematically massaged. Acupressure points are activated, stimulating energy flow and releasing deep-seated tension, freeing layers of muscle and connective tissue (8 of the 12 major energy meridians have points on the face!). Ayurvedic ‘smoothing’ techniques are used so that circulation and elimination can be improved and the tissues can glide smoothly over the deeper layers of muscle and bone. The whole process has been described as a bit like ironing out the creases, making the skin feel smoother and softer and improving the complexion and skin tone.

Although you can see a difference after only one treatment (and this makes clients want to come back for more!), the effects are cumulative and work best over a course of 6-8, one hour weekly treatments depending on each individually assessed person – taking account of age, skin condition and lifestyle factors.

This wonderfully relaxing treatment lessens wrinkles and expression lines, tightens facial contours, tones and improves the complexion, releases stress and tension in surrounding muscles, soothes tension, eyestrain and stress-related symptoms, enhances feelings of well-being and can encourage a positive and confident appearance.

Natural Face Lift Massage proves that you don’t need to undergo expensive procedures (often carrying negative side effects) in order to look younger. Wrinkles and expression lines can be eased to leave a more vibrant, youthful appearance. Skin may become softer, eyes appear brighter and the complexion fresher and more toned. Bagginess and puffiness around eyes and chin may be reduced and flexibility and mobility can return to the face. As well as the visible benefits, clients often report feeling more relaxed and positive, sleeping better and obtaining relief from headaches and other stress related symptoms.

You can read an article about Facial Rejuvenation here>>   scroll down to page 009 Living pdf

After treatment advice: Just as the body benefits from exercise, so too can the face and a qualified therapist will be able to recommend specific exercises to tone areas of the face that cause concern. Skin care and common sense dietary advice will also be given and follow up sessions every 4-6 weeks are usually recommended to maintain the benefits.
Training: Natural Face Lift Massage is becoming increasingly popular in spas and private practices and now you have the opportunity to learn this wonderful technique. 
Mary Dalgleish regularly runs 4-day training courses in Natural Face Lift Massage on behalf of Kundan Mehta who developed this amazing treatment at LCICI (>>)

Note: Course structure can be changed if there are not enough participants on the course. For 2 people, it may then, run in 3 rather than 4 days, yet the entire syllabus will be covered. This is easily achievable as the normal class will have a maximum of 8 students.

Those who learn Facial Rejuvenation report an increase in business and here are just a few of many positive comments made by people who have completed the course:

"Dear Mary, Thank you for your support and inspiration; thanks to your Natural Facelift course I now have a very successful practice!" Paula Bassanese, therapist

"I just wanted to say thanks again for the most amazing course! I am so excited about the treatment, I have 100% confidence in it and am overwhelmed by all the other amazing side effects it has. You are a very inspiring teacher and I truly believe that this has all landed in my lap at just the perfect time, with the perfect tutor, thanks so much." Paula Recabarren, make up-artist>>

"I have done the facial massage on two people now and they both thought it was fantastic so that's a good start! I really enjoyed the course so thanks very much. Look forward to meeting again for the exam." Liz Meyer

"Dear Mary, things are going from strength to strength with my business since I completed the course, with Facial Rejuvenation being the most popular treatment I offer" Angela Voller>>

"Since beginning to offer Facial Rejuvenation after my training, my appointment book has been filled up solidly for 2 weeks in advance and I am pleased to say that I have earned back my investment three-fold!"  Jenny Firkins>>

"Thank you for a wonderful 4 days, I really enjoyed the course; it was tough going but very rewarding.  The DVD is great as all the moves are exactly as we did them in class, so it's easy to follow. I was worried that I would have fortgotten the sequence when I got home but the DVD is perfect! Thanks again for all your help."  Nan Kelly

"Thank you so much for last weekend - I really enjoyed every bit of it and I have to say that the course and treatment were everything I hoped for and more - you make an ideal teacher."  Maresa Walsh

"I would like to let you know that I am doing the Facial Rejuvenation massage on clients and they are delighted with it.  I am getting more and more clients thanks to this lovely treatment.......a big thank you for everything Mary and for being a great teacher."   Maria Laguna (Dublin - 00353 876619713)

"Hi Mary! Just to let you know, we launched Facial Rejuvenation today, but we held our VIP evening last Thursday to showcase the treatment. We sold the evening out with Tacha doing taster sessions and me doing 2 demo’s throughout the night. It was incredibly well received, we’ve had sooo much interest even before the launch! We ran an introductory offer for the one night and sold 8 courses of 6 and 3 more since then to others who were unable to attend or that we couldn’t accommodate, and we haven’t even sent this month’s advertising out yet! I couldn’t believe the reaction to the results- words used in one of my treatments yesterday were ‘amazing’, ‘incredible’, ‘unbelievable’ and not only that, its such a  lovely treatment to do! People watching my demo’s were mesmerised. Some of them tried to stay behind and watch the demo again (allbeit I had to remove them as we’re lacking in space!!) Thank you once again for your fabulous teaching." Elena Kent-Brown prorietor>>

"Hi Mary, I did your Facial Rejuvenation course last year and am doing well with it.  I have recently moved to Brighton and the treatment is proving very popular with my clients!"  Amanda Clayton>>

"Thank you Mary, I have just done my first treatment with a very happy client.  'Awesome' was the word he used  it went really well and I remembered the sequence!" Anu Jarvinen>>

For further information and an application form, please contact Mary directly on
0044 2088749047 or via the contact form >>
Accreditation: Mary Dalgleish is an accredited tutor of the London Centre of Indian Champissage International (LCICI), the innovator and leading centre providing CMA (Complementary Medical Association) approved training in Natural Face Lift Massage. 
Time: 10.00 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. each day

Day 1: Introduction, How the treatment works; Technique practice: (Relaxation, Stimulating Pressure Points, Initial Releases, Smoothing out Tension)

Day 2: Benefits & Contraindications; Technique Practice: (Smoothing out Tension continued; Stabilising - Connective Tissue Release, Revision of days 1 & 2)

Day 3: Facial Exercises, The Natural Face Lift Massage & Your Body; Technique Practice: (Healing Pulse, Lymphatic Drainage, Finishing procedure, Revision of full treatment)

Day 4: Guidance for Home & Case Studies & Diploma Exam; Technique Practice: (Full Treatment Revision)

What you will need:
Pen and paper in case you want to make some notes – however, there is very little writing required as full illustrated course notes will be provided. Wear comfortable clothing.

Following the 4-day course some practice should be done before beginning case studies

Case Studies
5 case studies of 6 treatments each (30 hours)

Examination Day
Presentation of Case Studies
Practical Examination
Written Examination (multiple choice questions - 60 minutes) based on course material and book (“Natural Face Lift Massage” by Kundan & Narendra Mehta)

The course is structured over five days:
Four day Intensive Training Course & one Exam Day
Exam date can be arranged to suit your schedule
Dates UK: London 2014
Jan/Feb Friday 31st, Saturday1st, Sunday
2nd and Monday 3rd FULL
Thursday 6th, Friday 7th, Saturday 8th, Sunday 9th FULL
May Friday 9th, Saturday 10th March, Sunday 11th, Monday 12th FULL
July/August Friday 25th, Saturday 26th, Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd  FULL
Friday 26th, Saturday 27th, Friday 10th, Saturday 11th 4 spaces

FURTHER DATES WILL BE ARRANGED -  keep in touch for details or if you have a group of 4 people I may be able to arrange a course to suit you

Cancellations do occasionally occur so you can leave your name on a waiting list if interested. Keep in touch for further dates.
Get in touch if you would like to organise a course in your area (minimum 4 people UK; 6 people overseas)

Book Courses UK: Book the Facial Rejuvenation course in UK >>
Dates Ireland: Dates for 2014:
DATES: October 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th (Friday-Monday)

Keep in touch for further dates or contact me if you would like a course in your area.
Book Courses Ireland: Book the Facial Rejuvenation course in Ireland >>