Facial Gua Sha
Gua Sha is a Traditional Chinese Medicine healing method involving scraping (Gua) of the skin's surface with a tool to stimulate the movement and release of stagnant energy (Sha).
The purpose of this practice is to stimulate circulation within the soft tissue and allow for more ease and flow throughout the body.
Gua Sha is known to aid in the healing and relief of a variety of health conditions.
Although this is an ancient practice, a gentle version of this technique has lead to a huge increase in popularity over the last few years.
Facial Gua Sha is applied quite differently to traditional Gua Sha, because the skin covering the face is very delicate.
Facial Gua Sha is a holistic beauty ritual adored by many for it's potential to improve a variety of skin concerns such as congestion, puffiness, sagging, dullness and so on.
This scraping method has a powerful and instantly visible lifting, de-puffing and decongesting effect on the skin.
After just one treatment, the face looks and feels more relaxed, smoothed and rejuvenated.
Gua Sha encourages more movement, nourishment and vitality beneath the skin, which is what the face really needs for vitality and radiance.
The stones I use in my treatments and offer for self-care have been designed by Facial Gua Sha and TCM experts, specifically for the contours of the face and neck.
I started exploring this practice for the beauty benefits, and quickly found that it is very helpful for sinus congestion, headaches, tension, brain fog and more.
Glide your Gua Sha with purpose and curiosity and the benefits will be endless.