What is a Gua Sha facial?
You don’t have to be an expert to enjoy the immediate healing effects of this facial rejuvenation technique. Pronounced ‘gwa sha’, it is a Chinese therapeutic, healing technique (over 2,000 years old!) that involves scraping a rose quartz stone or flat, jade stone in even strokes over the skin until slight petechiae (redness) appears.
You’d be surprised how much tension we store in the 43 muscles of the face. Gua Sha allows you to work deeper into the muscles and fascia than by using fingers alone, so you can consciously release where it feels knotted or tight.
To top it all, facial Gua Sha activates the acupressure points along the 12 major meridian lines in your face. But unlike a traditional Gua Sha massage, it won’t leave bruise-like marks as it’s done with a much lighter touch. The increase in circulation increases hydration for that coveted, youthful glow, energising the skin, decreasing puffiness around the eyes and even helping the skin to naturally purge blemish-causing dirt and oils.
What are the benefits of the Gua Sha facial?
The gentle strokes applied by the Gua Sha tools highlight cheekbones you’ve never known existed! The scraping technique used in the facial relies on the skin’s natural responses with the pressure and angle of the strokes to help break up muscular tension caused by water retention which leads to reduced puffiness or inflammation. The benefits generally are only temporary, however over time and practice it has long-term results. It also improves the flow of connective tissue, fascia and muscle fibres and is fantastic in assisting the movement of lymph fluid that eliminates waste and toxins from the circulatory system. Brisbane skin care clinicians also claim that it aids in the improvement of lymphatic circulation, offering a natural healthy glow and replenishment of plasma nutrients and oxygen.
What kind of results will you see on your skin?
Treatments at our Ashgrove studio provide immediate results, achieving less puffy eyes and sharper cheekbones (cheers to instant gratification) but doing it 2 to 3 times per week might yield an improvement in acne, dryness and wrinkles. This all-natural face-lifting technique also promotes collagen production which fills and softens fine lines and wrinkles, while boosting the skin’s elasticity so you will also see a visible firmness to the skin.