This natural, alternative therapy involves scraping skin with smooth-edged massage tools. Using both long and short strokes in multiple directions, soft tissue microcirculation is stimulated to increase blood flow and reduce inflammation. Additionally, people have experienced line eliminating effects similar to those provided by Botox as well as rejuvenating, toning and smoothing the skin to reduce wrinkles. Studies have also shown boosted collagen levels, reduced pigmentation, dark circles & puffy eyes.
Originally from China, this ancient technique addresses stagnant energy (called chi), by rubbing the skins surface to help break up this energy and promote healing. The stimulation of the lymphatic system in this needle-free procedure, essentially means this treatment works from the inside out, releasing tension and relaxing facial muscles.
Gua sha tools include jade, rose quartz, crystalline, and other semiprecious stones that have been carved to have a firm & flat surface. The term ‘Gua Sha’ translates to “scraping” in Chinese, however the tools are not used for exfoliation purposes.
The treatment can be performed unmanly areas of the body including:
- Face (this uses a more gentle approach)
The treatment has been positively linked to improving many health issues such as:
- Chronic pain (e.g. arthritis, fibromyalgia, muscle & joint pain)
- Chronic Cough
- Sinusitis (improved decongestion of the sinuses)
- Muscle tension
- Eye twitches from lack of sleep or stress
It is recommended that this practice is repeated and regularly and here at Carbon Blush we provide this treatment within many of our facials and massages. Get in touch today to start your journey to a fresh glow and relaxed muscles!