Basically Pilates for your face, a buccal facial is a deep tissue massage performed inside (against the buccal pad in your cheek) and outside the mouth to lift and sculpt the face. It’s not a one-and-done treatment – results are cumulative and often combined with cupping and gua sha (skin scraping) to see the effects faster!

“It works on the theory that we regularly exercise our body to keep muscle tone, so we should do the same for our face to flush oxygenated blood flow through,” explains April Brodie, skin specialist and owner of

Beaute: The Facial Destinatio­n in Melbourne. “The treatment removes blockages and tension to completely improve the posture of the face by lifting, sculpting and firming.”

Key benefits include releasing tension in the jaw, softening smile and frown lines, and helping to improve skin function. “It helps to flush out cellular debris, alleviatin­g skin problems and promoting self-healing,” explains Brodie. Oh, plus the instant glow! No wonder Meghan Markle and Margot Robbie love it for a natural approach to anti-ageing.


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