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Cosmetic Gua sha offers a completely different technique from other treatments, designed to improve skins health whilst providing a relaxing and enjoyable experience. This treatment reduces wrinkles, lifts eyebrows, relaxes the jaw muscles and reduces the effects of deep tissue stress.
Gua sha is rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine where, a practitioner will use a stone tool to gently smooth over areas of the body where there is energy blockage hence improving circulation of blood and Qi promoting healing.
This facial treatment also Stimulates the lymphatic and circulatory systems which can help increase collagen production. This increased collagen helps to fill in wrinkles and plump the skin. Smooth fine lines and wrinkles, which are often related to tension in our face.
Studies have shown that Gua Sha increases micro-circulation to the treated area, the increased circulation may play a role in decreasing myalgia. Studies also conclude that there is a pain-relieving biomechanism associated with Gua Sha.
Gua sha is good for the following
Collagen is the glue that holds our skin, hair, ligaments together and production starts to slow in your 20s. Gua Sha treatment creates micro skin reaction that encourages new collagen to be stimulated. Collagen encourages tensibility and strength of the blood vessels and fine capillaries that help carry blood and collagen around the face for a glowing complexion. Gua Sha ultimately brightens and tightens, giving the appearance of radiance, luminosity, and youthfulness
Gua Sha promotes lymphatic circulation which helps to clear out debris, toxins and sluggish qi, essentially leaving a clear landscape for collagen production, allowing skin fibers to anchor and rebuild structure, improving skin strength and elasticity.
Lines and wrinkles
When Gua Sha is done properly and combined with Tradition Chinese Medicine techniques is a secret weapon against aging skin.
Improving blood circulating helps to clear out debris and toxins, flushing the tissue with fresh blood and nutrients to improve skin health.
Jaw and muscle tension
Stress often causes us to clench our jaw and with regular Glow Sha treatments can relieve the tension whilst giving you a nice massage. This can also help reduce tension headaches and improve bodily functions according to face mapping. This is also a great way to check in with any tension that we hold within our face and a gently wipe away stress from one’s hectic life.
About Balanced Acupuncture
At Balanced Acupuncture clinic, we believe in the power of ancient medicinal treatments and how the body, mind, and soul need to be in sync to boost your health. We offer our clients a range of services such as acupuncture, Tai Chi, and a range of traditional Chinese medicines.
For more information about our services or to book an appointment, contact us now.