We will explain how to do the “Takarada-style exercise” devised by a dentist to eliminate the annoying sagging of the face with just three movements. First of all, I will introduce from the first “systemic blood flow improvement technique”.
Table of contents
- What is important in removing sagging? The three Takarada-style exercises are extremely effective when combined
- [Takarada Exercise 1] Knead the calves to increase the blood flow throughout the body
- [Takarada Exercise 2] Move facial muscles to send blood and oxygen to facial muscles
- [Takarada Exercise 3] Chewing and stimulating the bones of the face
- [How to do Takarada Exercise 1] Stretching to correct posture while massaging the calves and sending blood to the face
- The November 2022 issue of the magazine “Halmek” is “Easy care for face, hands and neck”
What is important in removing sagging? The three Takarada-style exercises are extremely effective when combined
“The sagging exercises I’m going to introduce this time are like facial radio calisthenics,” says dentist Kyoko Takarada (age 62, at time of interview). Takarada has done this exercise every morning for 15 years. The effect is obvious on the face! Approach slack in three movements.
“Bones don’t have muscles until the age of 20. After that, they gradually lose their strength, leading to sagging facial muscles,” says dentist Kyoko Takarada. As we age and our posture deteriorates, the skull, which was neatly placed on the upper body, moves forward.
“Look in the mirror in that state. Your face will be flabby.” If your posture is bad, the blood will not reach your face, and your facial muscles will become stiff and saggy.
Also, after menopause, bones tend to become brittle, so the cheekbones and jawbone that support facial muscles become thinner, and the jaw joints are reduced.
“Bones are stimulated to regenerate by vibration, but unless you chew slowly and thoroughly, the vibrations of chewing will not be transmitted to the bones of your face.”
Sagging occurs due to a combination of these factors. “The important things to eliminate sagging are ‘correct posture’, ‘improvement of blood flow’, ‘flexibility of facial muscles’ and ‘regeneration of facial bones’. For that, let’s do three exercises.”
[Takarada Exercise 1] Knead the calves to increase the blood flow throughout the body
Warm up first. Stretch to restore proper posture. “The important thing is to massage the calf and the back of the knee.
Many capillaries run through muscles. The same goes for facial muscles. First of all, it is important to send blood and oxygen there! Knead your calves to increase the blood flow throughout your body, correct your posture, and deliver blood to your face.
Muscles with less blood are stiffer muscles. Even if you exercise hard facial muscles with poor blood flow, it will increase wrinkles instead of relieving sagging.
[Takarada Exercise 2] Move facial muscles to send blood and oxygen to facial muscles
Once the blood flow has improved, the next step is facial muscle exercises. Facial muscles that sag with age. The muscles in the above figure are what you want to approach in particular with exercise. If you place your hand around these muscles and move them with your fingertips in the direction of the arrows, you can send blood and oxygen to the muscles of facial expression and regain their firmness.
[Takarada Exercise 3] Chewing and stimulating the bones of the face
The last is a chewing exercise. Chewing vibrations help regenerate the facial bones that support facial muscles.
Bone density declines with age, not only in the bones of the body but also in the bones of the face. When the bones that support the muscles of facial expression gradually recede, only the muscles hang loosely. This is the sagging of the face.
[How to do Takarada Exercise 1] Stretching to correct posture while massaging the calves and sending blood to the face
Warm up first. Correct your posture and increase blood flow throughout your body. 3 sets of this in the morning. If you feel heavy, go during the day too!
You can also prevent varicose veins by doing exercises around and behind your knees.
Sit in a chair so that the soles of your feet touch the floor.
2 Tilt your upper body forward so that your spine and hips are stretched firmly, and hold your knees. Count 10 seconds.
Keeping the posture of 3 2, rub your ankles well, then move your hands up to the back of your knees and rub your calves.
4 After kneading the back of the knee, place both hands on the knee.
5 While pressing your thighs with your hands, raise your neck first, then slowly raise your upper body while being conscious of your chest and hips in order.
6 Raise the body completely. Make sure your pelvis is upright, your shoulder blades are close together, and your stomach is contracted. Your gaze should be higher than usual. This will give you the correct posture with your neck resting neatly on your upper body.