Review: Vital Face: Facial Exercises and Massage for Health and Beauty

Quick review for a quick read. This is an excellent, detailed guide to exercising the head muscles, complete with descriptions of the anatomical structure, function, and motions that one can arrange in a personal program to improve function, relieve aches, and improve appearance among other benefits.

I personally liked the full color illustrations, photographs, and detailed diagrams provided in the text. It was a referesher for me in terms of the anatomy, but having a career interest in movement science/health and wellness – this enlightened me to some of the motions and ranges that could be done with the muscles in the face, jaw, and neck. The massage techniques for the neck, the tips on improving posture, and even improving eye health and applying heat/cold therapy were also much appreciated. I think Leena Kiviluoma did a fine job with compiling the information in this guide. Recommended not only for those interested in improving their health, but also can be useful for research and health education. Will definitely return to this and recommend as a reference.

Overall score: 5/5 stars

Note: I received this as an ARC from NetGalley, from the publisher.


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