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Review: Face Gym, London

THE CONCEPT: FaceGym was created by Inge Theron, aka the Spa Junkie, who in her role as spa reviewer for the Financial Times visited 57 spas, sweated through 32 types of fitness class, experimented with 25 anti-ageing treatments and endured 15 detoxes. She developed FaceGym: a four stage facial massage that is like a mini workout for your facial muscles. It follows the same rituals of the gym Warm-Up, Cardio, Strength and Cooldown – but all focussing on the face. And it makes sense. THE TREATMENT: It begins gently with a deep cleanse using knuckling movements – this was amazing. I loved the sensation of being knuckled.  Stretching and warming the muscles – pulling them and manipulating them into positions they probably haven’t been before (unless you are a gurning champion). From here, a detailed protocol follows that works each area of the face paying particular attention to the eyes, eye bags and jowls. It’s vigorous but not painful. Pinching, pulling and stretching – but totally enlivening at the same time. Invigorating, it stimulates circulation …