Facial Gua Sha Q & A
What is facial Gua Sha?
Pronounced gwa sha, it’s a facial treatment that involves scraping a flat jade or rose quartz stone over the skin in upward strokes to relax stiff muscles and promote tissue drainage. But unlike a traditional Gua Sha massage, it won’t leave bruise-like marks on your face as it’s done with a much lighter hand. This technique is designed to relieve tension in the muscles of the face, boost blood circulation, and encourage lymphatic drainage to banish bloat. It helps break up fascia, the connective tissue that hugs muscles but can sometimes interfere with optimal circulation.
What are the benefits of Gua Sha?
It moves lymphatic fluids and breaks down tension in muscles. That means improved blood flow and less puffiness. Our patients have also experienced noticeable results utilizing facial gua sha in conjunction with facial acupuncture and their daily skin-care regime: preventing and treating the signs of premature aging— taking away the appearance of wrinkles, dark eye circles and puffiness, and sagging and dull-looking skin. The increase in circulation is said to up hydration for a youthful glow, and it also helps the skin to naturally purge blemish-causing dirt and oils.