Gua Sha Facial: A Natural Way to Make Your Skin Look Younger
An alternative to spending on Botox injections to rejuvenate your skin, Gua Sha Facial is a traditional Chinese massage that can make your skin look younger within weeks! Gua Sha Facial is essentially a detox technique that actually dates back about 2,000 years in Eastern healing traditions as a natural therapy to improve one’s body and skin conditions.
What is Gua Sha Facial?
Gua Sha Facial is an ancient technique by practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) using a smooth-edged instrument–typically a jade stone–to “scrape” along the meridians of the body using short or long strokes. Using varying amounts of pressure with the intention of removing stagnation along the acupressure points, effects include detoxification, lymphatic drainage, and also pain relief. Gua Sha Facial is much gentler compared to normal Gua Sha and doesn’t use enough pressure to cause any redness to the face.
Principle of Gua Sha Facial
TCM theorise that there are 12 major meridian lines on the face. The points along these meridians correspond to 11 vital organs in the body. By keeping all of these energy points open through Gua Sha Facial, we can prevent stagnation and the buildup of toxins in these organs.
There is also a a belief that harmful effects of toxic build-up in the skin and its underlying subcutaneous fat layer can allow disease to enter into the body more easily by penetrating through these deeper layers of skin into the muscles and internal organs. Thus Gua Sha Facial not only helps to improve the skin, but is also able to help improve the health condition of the body.
The scraping movement from Gua Sha Facial is great for reducing inflammation and toning facial muscles which makes this treatment ideal for congested skin, acne-prone skin, as well as to maintain youthful, firm, vibrant skin. Other major benefits include:
|1. Reduce dark circles, eye bags, puffiness||6. Lighten freckles, reduce dark spots|
|2. Reduce fine lines, wrinkles||7. Uplift sagging skin|
|3. Reduce uneven skin tone||8. Reduce double chin, better refined face shape|
|4. Smoother and radiant skin||9. Tighten skin, firmer skin|
|5. Reduce pore size, smaller pores||10. Improve skin condition|
|11. Reduce acne and blemishes|
While Gua Sha Facial focus on healing of the facial skin, another traditional method moxibustion therapy is effective for natural healing of body ailments and conditions. The treatment is highly successful for those affected by rheumatoid arthritis, insomnia, menstrual cramps.