A traditional Eastern Asian practice the Gua Sha translates into english as "scraping away the pain". In the treatment healing stones are scraped along the face in an upward movement to encourage lymphatic flow, increase circulation, and release tension held in the neck, jaw, and face.
Soothing and Grounding Ritual
The slow movements of the Gua Sha stone is relaxing and engages our parasympathetic (relaxed)) nervous state. In this grounding state we are able to ease emotional tensions and calm our body through our mind. The slow sweeping movements of the Gua Stone acts as a medium to tune into ourselves and release the stress and tension we are holding throughout our neck and face.
2. Release Tension
Slowly drawing the Gua Sha stone across the face releases sticky muscle knots that we hold in our face caused by tension and stress. Our body is a fine tuned machine and a blockage in the energy pathways can cause the body to not work the way it was designed. This can be a great way to relieve TMJ and Headaches by breaking up the muscle knots which are causing the pain. Relaxing the facial muscles can also prevent wrinkles and expression lines.
The Meridian Channels connects the body's organs together and transports both Chi (life energy force) and blood flow throughout the body. Our channels need to be clear to transport life supporting blood while taking away toxins and secreting them out of the body. The slow stroking movement clears the channels and released the stagnation or flowing debris that may be blocking the lymphatic system creating easer expulsion of toxins.
4. Natural Facelift
Daily home use of the Gua Sha tool can give the skin a healthy lift and lessen the signs of sagging skin. By stimulating the blood flow and clearing the passageways our body is holistically able to increase oxygenation to the skin contributing to a more plumped up and youthful appearance.
5. Bright and Glowing Skin
No Flow No GLOW!! As the Gua Sha tool is scraping along the neck and face it is opening up pathways for serums to penetrate into the skin resulting in a dewy and hydrated complexion. Clearing the lymphatic pathways will also lessen inflammation reducing puffiness. Give the Gua Sha Facial a try and we know you will benefit from the soothing relaxing movements of the Gua Sha Stone. Even better try our "Pamper Yourself" Treatment Special. It includes a 60 Minute Relaxing Swedish Massage and a 30 Minute Gua Sha Facial. You will leave feeling more in tune with yourself.
- Kristin Sandborn Aesthetician