The Empress’s Secret program stimulates the flow of innate bodily energy, called chi, to the face and neck.

This stimulates circulation in the cells, allowing them to create a healthy production of collagen and elastin, tightening and firming the skin, making it appear more relaxed and radiant. The sixteen massage points that are used in this program are points related to the major organs and energy systems of the body based on a 3,000-year-old system of Chinese medicine. The technique taught in this book is completely safe and noninvasive, and the benefits from lightly massaging these points can positively affect blood circulation and digestion and help you to relax. You will find that by taking the time out of your day to do the Empress’s Secret, you will not only look better, you will also achieve an inner stillness that comes with calming the nerves, and you will gain proper breathing techniques that promote a more tranquil state of being all day long. So the side benefits of this practice truly go beyond “skin deep.”

For the first thirty days you will do this practice once a day. This will give your system a good head start. Then you can go to three times a week as a minimum maintenance program. Many of Dr. Klein’s clients enjoy the benefits of this regime so much they do the practice every day as a kind of meditation as well as a program of self-care.

For the first few sessions a mirror will be helpful in finding the points illustrated in this book. After that, you will become familiar with the feel and location of the points, allowing you to do this practice anywhere, not just in front of a mirror. After you study the instructions in this book, the handy reference chart that is included provides you with a quick and easy reminder about the sequence and location of the points. The chart has been designed for you to print out and take with you wherever you chose to do this program.