Facial exercises for Bell’s Palsy are thought to help regain control of the affected facial muscles. According to Wikipedia, “Bell’s palsy is a paralysis of cranial nerve VII (the facial nerve) resulting in inability to control facial muscles on the affected side.” The facial exercises for Bell’s Palsy are very similar to the facial exercise for a face lift and the facial exercise routine is simple, quick, and shows fast results. (Within 7 days).
When you do an exercise with Bell’s Palsy, remember to take it easy and slow and do not push it. Slow and deliberate movements will offer better and faster results. Here are the three facts I promised you:
* Facial muscle exercises may improve muscle tone and help the facial nerve recover.
* Do the exercises for 15 or 20 minutes several times a day.
* Massaging your forehead, cheeks, and lips with oil or cream may also help.
One last thing; Before attempting any exercises for the face print a map of the facial muscles in order to familiarize yourself with the muscles you will be working. Do not forget to be patient and work the muscles gently. The idea is to regain motion and for the motion to be balanced on each side, the good side with the affected side. Do not force the muscles to the point that the two sides are pulling against each other. Do your facial exercises in the mirror so that you can see them working and you can concentrate on the muscles being worked. One more thing, do not just watch the muscles you are working but feel them as well. Become familiar with your face.