Benefits of warm compress on facial muscles during bell’s palsy:

Benefits of warm compress on facial muscles during bell’s palsy:

When a person suffers from facial palsy the affected side’s facial muscles get paralysed. This paralysis also impacts slow lymphatic drainage and poor circulation to the facial muscles. During this stage facial muscles are highly prone to develop tightness, tenderness and muscle atrophy if the paralysis lasts for a longer time.

Application of hot fermentation is a great way to boost the circulation and helps the paralysed facial muscles to rejuvinate.

Here are benefits of applying hot fermentation to facial muscles.

* It promotes circulation. The combination of warm steam and an increase in perspiration dilates your blood vessels and increases circulation. This boost of blood flow nourishes your skin and delivers oxygen. The result is relaxed facial muscles.

* It’s hydrating. Steam hydrates the skin by helping to increase oil production, naturally moisturizing the face and maintaining the facial skin and muscles supple.

* It’s soothing. The feeling of warm steam on your face is relaxing. Add some soothing scents using herbs or essential oils for aromatherapy to take your steam sesh to a whole other level of calm!

* Sometimes facial palsy also leads to blocked airways and congestion, hot fermentation helps with sinus congestion. Steam can help relieve sinus congestion and headaches that often accompany it. Adding certain essential oils to your steam can boost the effect.

* It’s affordable and accessible. You don’t need to dish out big bucks for a steam facial at a spa to enjoy the benefits; it can be done at home using items you already have.

* It prevents muscle waste, eases pain and maintains your facial tone.

* Hot fermentation helps to reduce the swelling on the facial nerve by stimulating lymphatic drainage.

Key things to consider while applying hot fermentation:

* Consider applying hot fermentation behind the ear where the nerve damage has happened.

* Use hot compression in moderation, don’t over use them, Twice or thrice a day is enough.

* Make sure you feel comfortable with it, and it is not burning your skin.

* You can use either a stem method or warm compress life microwave heat pack, or simple napkin dipped in warm water.

Remember Acute phase of bell’s palsy is the time where your nerve is recovering and hot fermentation is enabler to create an environment in face for better healing of nerve, but not cause healing itself.

Taking professional help is key over relying on articles and information on internet so never skip taking suggestions from your doctor and therapist before trying anything new on the face.

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