GUASHA

FACIAL

Facial Gua Sha is an ancient scraping massage technique developed by Traditional Chinese Medicine. It began as a treatment done solely on the body to improve blood circulation, move lymphatic stagnation and release muscle tension. Over time, a much gentler version was created for the face that involves a light gliding motion to tone, lift, and smooth the skin. Tools of various shapes made of crystal such as jade and rose quartz are used with light pressure in an upward and outward movement.

The aim is to de-puff the face by facilitating lymphatic drainage into the neck and bring fresh blood & nutrients to the skin for that healthy glow. As you gently scrape the skin, micro-circulation is improved, which brings oxygenated blood to the dermal layers clearing congestion, stimulating cell renewal and brightening your complexion. This rush of blood brings nutrients that make cell regeneration and tissue repair much more efficient, which is extremely helpful if you’re recovering from acne or trying to get rid of acne scars.

Facial Gua Sha moves lymphatic fluid that gets built-up in the face (hello morning puffiness!), which carries away toxins that can contribute to acne and dull, irritated skin.

Gua Sha benefits include:

  • tones the muscles of the face which can help with sagging skin

  • firms and hydrates the skin

  • relaxes muscle tension in the face, contributing to full body stress relief (puts the body in a parasympathetic state, which is wonderful for anyone who has trouble falling asleep)

  • boosts blood flow & circulation

  • moves stagnant blood that contributes to dark circles & under-eye bags

  • helps the skin recover from blemishes & acne scars

  • prevents wrinkles and helps smooth existing lines

  • de-puffs and slims the face

  • instantly lifts and plumps the skin

  • allows serums to penetrate deeper post-treatment

  • aids neck pain & headaches brought on by tight muscle or fascia

1x Treatment with red light therapy and clay mask £45.00

1x Treatment without red light therapy and clay mask £35.00

Thank you Nici, you've been

amazing. I've learned so much!

Looking forward to my next facial.

-SARAH STEVENSON