GUA SHA: Benefits of Facial Massage and How to Gua Sha Appropriately

We’re not sure about you, but we’ve seen the words GUA SHA floating around socials, magazines, and influencer Instagram stories a lot lately, so we thought we’d get into it!

Gua Sha is a traditional Chinese method of massage where a smooth-edged tool made out of non-porous materials (think – jade, rose quartz, amethyst or even stainless steel!) is used to scrape the skin as a way to improve circulation, reduce inflammation, and even address pain issues. Gua Sha can be performed on the entire body, but as skincare fanatics, we’re focusing mainly on Gua Sha as a form of facial massage. 

Benefits of Gua Sha are: 

  • Facial detoxification
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • More radiant looking skin
  • Lifts and firms the skin
  • Helps prevent wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes and forehead
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Reduces blackheads and clogged pores

Although a similar technique like jade rolling can give you the above benefits, Gua Sha is more of a targeted and intentional technique that will give you a much more visible and transformative result. 

If you’re looking for more ways to improve your skin, contact us to discuss which of our facials can give you your desired results.

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