- Clears sinuses
- Reduces TMJ jaw dysfunction
- Relieves facial tension
- Promotes a brighter radiant complexion
- Clears clogged pores
- Irons out fine lines
- Reduces double chin and helps sculpt the jaw line
- Uplifts sagging skin
- Reduces pore size
Facial Gua Sha is an ancient anti-ageing technique which uses a jade tool to massage, smooth and scrape the skin to release stagnation and muscle tension and tightness in the face. It uses rhythmic strokes which also include stimulation of facial reflexology points adding the internal health benefits to balance the entire body, not just the face. It irons out fine lines, tightens and speeds up the elimination of congestion such as eye bags.
In Chinese, Gua literally means scraping, friction, rubbing or extracting. Sha means sediment, representing the toxin removal or congestion in the face which we seek to eliminate.
Gua Sha helps to decongest the skin and improve blood flow and circulation. The firm but gentle scraping movements encourage lymph drainage which detoxifies, helping to clear sinus congestion, prevent acne and dark skin pigmentation and puffiness oor dark circles under the eyes.
When combined with Facial reflexology it intensifies the treatment and so would not be suitable for children or the elderly or those needing simply a healing and nurturing session as some of the moves are quite vigorous.
Regular Gua Sha helps present acne breakouts by reducing clogged pores, can reduce acne scarring, encourages new skin growth and will also allow the organic facial oils to penetrate deeper to nourish the skin.