I used my hand to gently press on my client's jaw bone and improve their facial symmetry. The results were impressive, and I will share the secrets to fixing asymmetrical faces. I used a special technique that I recently learned and applied to my client Ashley in person. I usually teach this technique online, but I will introduce a self care technique today.
Let's assess the symmetry of our faces, keeping in mind that some asymmetry is normal due to differences in organ placement and eating habits. We can feel for differences in the size of our cheeks and masseter muscles to determine which side is bigger and may require treatment. Another way to identify the dominant side is to notice which side we chew on more. Additionally, we can drop our jaw and feel for the movement of the big bone behind our ears to further identify any differences. Today, we will focus on treating the bigger side to achieve greater facial symmetry.
1. Relax the muscle around jaw bone
Relax the muscles around the jaw bone using a finger and thumb to gently massage the face, especially the masseter muscles and the temporalis muscles. The speaker also mentions an asymmetrical analysis feature on an iPhone app, which is free to try. We are recruiting demo clients to analyze and introduce solutions on YouTube, and interested individuals can apply through their website, kokofaceyoga.com.
2. Adjust the facial bones
Let's adjust the facial bones, specifically the jaw bones. Identify which side is bigger and use your non-dominant hand to gently press on the larger side while hooking your thumb behind the jaw bone. Then, touch all over the face, including the masseter muscle, with the palm of your other hand. Repeat this three times while inhaling and exhaling, and slightly opening the mouth to relax. Be gentle and avoid pressing too hard. This technique was inspired by a tool from a master in Japan and is similar to cranial facial therapy. Avoid crossing your legs as it can affect the spine and neck. Check your progress in the mirror and let me know in the comments.
In summary, facial symmetry is an important aspect of physical appearance, and some asymmetry is normal. To achieve greater facial symmetry, we can assess the differences in the size of our cheeks, masseter muscles, and jaw bones. Then, we can use a self care technique to relax the muscles around the jaw bone and adjust the facial bones by gently pressing on the larger side of the jaw bone. This technique, inspired by a tool from a master in Japan, is similar to cranial facial therapy and should be performed gently and with care. By following these steps and regularly checking our progress in the mirror, we can improve facial symmetry and enhance our overall appearance.