The art of Kobido massage

FR - An age-old Japanese massage, the Kobido massage is increasingly taking its place in anti-aging facial treatments today. And it is well deserved! After all, the Kobido massage is known to have been initiated by the Chinese and then Japanese masters.



Kobido? The ancient path to beauty



kobido massageLet's discover it!

A genuine natural facelift, the Kobido massage is an undeniable asset for toning and revitalising the cheeks, chin, oval of the face, neck and forehead.

What if the face was really just a score? It could then be played with two hands, to the sound of a piano piece, why not, with the fingers moving over the contour of the face to the rhythm of the music...


We volunteered for a trial session. Are you with us?

Lying down on a massage table, we prepare ourselves for a Japanese experience with a Kobido massage session lasting around 1 hour.

As the minutes tick by, we realise that our face is like a keyboard under our masseur's fingers. Each key is a nerve or muscle connection that plays a score like no other.



Kobido is one of the oldest known facial massages, dating back to the 15th century.

The Chinese were inspired by the practices of the Amma spiritual masters from India

Nepal and Tibet 4,000 years ago, who passed on their knowledge to the Japanese around 562...

Using some 48 techniques, including hand percussion (Kyoku-Te),

the Kobido was once reserved exclusively for the imperial family and geishas.

While traditional Kobido is renowned, other techniques have been derived from it

such as the French Kobido massage, which appeared in Japan in 1888... (source)



The Kobido reactivates blood and lymph circulation to oxygenate tissues and restore luminosity to the complexion. By facilitating the supply of nutrients to cells and the drainage of waste products, it improves skin health. In addition, it acts on tissue firmness, relaxing muscles to reduce expression lines and redefining the oval of the face by toning it.


logo Bien dans mon jeûneThe protocol unfolds in an established order, with a unique and comforting rhythm. A sort of ball-bearing motion moves along the jawline and chin, and a certain, almost palpable calm descends on us as the score invents piano movements on the forehead and around the eyes...

The neck relaxes, tension eases, the eyelids pucker up, relaxation is total, while in the background, perhaps, the notes of an impromptu take pride of place...

Many thanks to Renaud Carpe for the discovery session and his contribution to this article.

The right address: Bien dans jeûne, at la Capelle-et-Masmolène.

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