Tanaka Face Contouring Massage Technique

by Bhargavi on April 7, 2012 · 35 comments

Tanaka Face Contouring Massage Technique

Tanaka Face Contouring Massage Technique

One of my aunts had a horrible double chin even though she was pretty young (all of 37!) and very lean. She never misses a single day of her workout and food habits are healthy enough. She tried all sorts of facials and treatments, but one thing she didn’t do or rather didn’t want to do was getting under the knife!

Yoga helped her to a certain extent; her skin was becoming taut, but there was no major difference to the double chin.  It was then that she discovered the Hisako Tanaka Face Contouring Massage while she was surfing for remedies on the Internet.

Who is Hisako Tanaka?

Hisako Tanaka is a famous Japanese MUA.  In the videos (in the links given above) Ms. Hisako Tanaka herself explains the procedure of the massage.

What’s in the videos?

In the above videos, Ms. Tanaka explains very clearly how the Tanaka massage is done. The steps she shows are to be followed in that particular sequential order. After she does it on the model, the model is also shown doing the massage for herself so that it’s easier for people who have to do it for themselves.

What Products Do You Require For Tanaka Massage?

  • Any massage cream, oil or even a mild scrub will do.
  • A pair of hands!
  • Patience (at least in the beginning)!!

Does it Work?

Totally! My aunt COMPLETELY lost her stubborn double chin in around 7-8 weeks! Long time, I know, but it paid to be persistent!

I have started doing this massage for myself since the past 3 weeks. I do not have any major skin or contour issues, so I can’t say it actually did anything for me, but it did give my skin a warm glow, and made it soft and supple.

Pros of Tanaka Face Contouring Massage Technique:

  • It works!
  • Once you get the hang of it, it takes less than 4-5 minutes to finish the full massage!
  • Noticeable difference.

Cons of Tanaka Face Contouring Massage Technique:

  • The steps are in a sequence, it has to be remembered and done in that sequence only!
  • It takes time to get the hang of it. Requires oodles of patience when you’re just starting.
  • Has to be a daily routine for visible results.

Would I Recommend Tanaka Face Contouring Massage Technique?

Yes! Yes! Yes!

IMBB Rating:

4.7 on 5 (-0.3 for testing my patience!!!!)

Last Word on Tanaka Face Contouring Massage Technique:

Do this massage religiously for a sculpted face. It totally works!!  Please do try this and let me know how it worked for you!!!  Also, please share if you know any other techniques of massage.

Thanks for Reading!!

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Arja April 7, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Oh thank you – Bhargavi – for posting this – I have always wanted more defined cheekbones – maybe this technique will help – I`ll incorporate this into my skin regime from tomorrow – incredibly helpful – I have been searching for face workout techniques for a while now on youtube .. :yahoo:


Bhargavi April 7, 2012 at 8:58 pm

This will surly help Arja!!!!!!! :yes:
Do include this in your daily regime!!! O:)


Niesha April 7, 2012 at 5:45 pm

nice bhargavi… :yes: i saw this video i guess 5 months ago.. tha same lady with the same model.. tanaka massage…it helps in getting rid of the puffy face as well if you do this in the morning.. coz they generally focuses on draining the lymph downwards….. :)) :)) :))


Bhargavi April 7, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Yeah niesha!!! The lady explains everything very elaborately in the video!!!! 🙂


beingpretty April 7, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Thanks for this post! Will definitely try this! 😉 O:)
I have round face and hence my jaw line is not sharp, have sort of a double chin although not a prominant one.. :quiet:


Bhargavi April 7, 2012 at 9:03 pm

My aunt’s double chin was very prominent but this helped her a lotttt!!! Please do it daily!!! O:)


Parita April 7, 2012 at 6:15 pm

I just tried face contouring technique and feeling very relaxed :)) thank you for sharing this article! Bookmarking it!!


Bhargavi April 7, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Thanks for sharing your opinion Parita.. 🙂
I agree its totally relaxing…another pro!!! :woot:


shanaiia April 7, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Oh wow awesome post!!im saving it to my favorites!!


Bhargavi April 7, 2012 at 9:05 pm

thank you Shanaiia!!!! :woot:


Rati April 7, 2012 at 7:01 pm

i am so going to try it. thanks a ton for sharing. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:


Bhargavi April 7, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Welcome Rati!!! O:)
Enjoy the massage!!!


angelnaz24 April 7, 2012 at 8:10 pm

wow! am def going to try this out!! thanks so much Bhargavi ! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:


Bhargavi April 7, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Welcome angelnaz24!!! Enjoy the massage!!! O:)


Sukanya April 7, 2012 at 8:33 pm

this is really informative n helpfull post..thnx for sharing :yes: :yes: :yes:


Bhargavi April 7, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Welcome Sukanya!!! O:)


Ritu R April 7, 2012 at 10:32 pm

i haven’t seen the videos as yet, but im wondering if contouring the nose is possible….mine is a fat nose…mom alwaays wanted a pointed one!


Bhargavi April 8, 2012 at 12:47 pm

I found some information on net which says it does Ritu…I can’t personally say anything though… 😐


Jabberwocky April 7, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Thank you for sharing this, Bhargavi! :woot: :woot: :woot: I had been on the lookout for a good massage technique to incorporate into my daily routine for sometime now. Even though this seems like it’ll test my patience a bit, I am still going to give it a try. :preen: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:


Bhargavi April 8, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Try it Jabberwocky!!! :happydance:
I’m sure you’ll enjoy it!!! :yahoo:


nandita April 8, 2012 at 1:44 am

Heard of the Tanaka technique….somewhere ‘roun last year…n I was tempted lk crazzyy…but I make sure enough research is done before nethin new n unheard of is begun…n after reading tons of pros…n success stories…heard few downers too…lk once u stop…ppl say u look worse off than when u started off(hehe…reminds me of a movie…sellin ur soul to the devil sorta pact thing)…once u start u gotta stay put on d routine i guess(m juz not dat persistent kinds…i get bored afta a bit)…n if u quit…it takes a lotta time for ur face to get off the sag n go back to behavin d normal way…so juz do ur research ppl before you commit to this thing…if u r d kind of person who can keep up wid it…u’d look fab foreva…lk Tanaka…shez s’ppsed to b 70 o’ sumthin…dun rem the xact age…


Bhargavi April 8, 2012 at 12:44 pm

:tremble: …I’m not sure about things getting worse than before nandita…my aunt now does it atleast once or twice a week…but her face is still the same if not better!!! 😐


Bee April 8, 2012 at 2:06 am

woww I’m so going to try this 🙂


Bhargavi April 8, 2012 at 12:40 pm

try and enjoy Bee!!! 🙂


Aparna April 8, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Wow! I too am trying this Bhargavi! Thanks a ton for sharing! 🙂
Btw, what massage cream do you/your aunt use for this?


Bhargavi April 9, 2012 at 9:48 am

Welcome Aparna!! 🙂

My aunt used it with a Vlcc product that was made to reduce double chin…that cream did absolutely nothing when used on its own though!!! :spank:

I do it with my cleansing lotion… O:)


Gauri April 8, 2012 at 1:12 pm

This looks like a great technique!!! 🙂


Bhargavi April 9, 2012 at 9:59 am

It is Gauri!! Works well when done regularly!!! :yahoo:


Bhargavi April 9, 2012 at 9:53 am

Welcome dipti 🙂


nandita April 11, 2012 at 5:21 am

@Bhargavi….reeeliii???…dats a relief….I was wayyy tooo scared …multiple blogs sayin all those scary things…lol…since dat’s cleared…should prolly try it when I’m in a feeling-motivated kinda month…


praseena April 25, 2012 at 2:18 am

this is awesome!! thank you thank you thank you!!!


Miranda June 15, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Do you perform this once or twice a day!? How have your results been thus far? 🙂


Usha December 7, 2013 at 5:06 pm

hello everyone…i read a lot of useful articles here but was lazy enough to make any contribution..so starting to in this small way..
I have a round face (round enough that u would never need a circular 😉 ) and very chubby cheeks which everybody likes except me..i always wanted sleek cheek bones(i hope my terminology is right)..i tried many things (but not long enough..got bored).i’ve seen this video long back but thought it was too elaborate but recently decided to give it a try..and believe me..the results are amazingly amazing..i took photos of mine everyday to check the difference..i’ve been doing this daily..i downloaded it and i do it accordingly..hope it helps..


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