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Gua Sha Tool w/ case

For myofascial release, beneficial increase to circulation, release of toxins for improved skin tone, reduction of pufiness,relax muscles- reduce tension, more.
Includes instructions, and complimentary sample of 302 Moisturizing Drops Rx product.
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Facial Gua Sha - the At Home DIY Acupressure Line Eraser

Facial Gua Sha is a facial massage technique using a special tool.  Gua Sha (pronounced GWA-SHA) is a Chinese technique that includes the use of a small smooth tool to gently massage, manipulate and stimulate certain energy points along the face and eyes to promote Qi (energy) flow and remove toxins. Its beauty benefits include reducing the appearance of wrinkles, sagging, dark eye circles, puffy eyes, age spots, discolorations and an overall dull complexion.  It is a best kept secret of the ancient Chinese aristocracy that literally erases lines before your eyes.

Gua Sha is best done by an experienced provider with specialized Gua Sha tools, however the most basic strokes can be done at home using simple tools which can still yield impressive results.

The whole face, neck and decollette area can be treated by and improved with Facial Gua Sha and when performed by a professional you not only get the Botox-like effect of decreasing muscle contractions and smoothing the face, but also improvements in overall circulation, Qi flow, lifting and sagging.

At home, you can easily learn the basic strokes to work against what is usually our most prominent muscle contraction - the dreaded "11's" or forehead furrows. These lines are actually due to muscle breakdown related to repeated contraction whereas specific use of the Gua Sha tool is  perfect to counter and reverse this action.
What is Facial Gua Sha?
Gua Sha is typically translated as "scraping" and, like its sister technique cupping, is a traditional Chinese Medicine myofascial release technique that is most commonly used to treat pain though it also has application for relieving colds and flus.

There isn't any actual scratching or breaking of the skin involved in this practice, therefore it is deemed a safe, and non-invasive practice where a smooth tool is used to quickly and deeply massage areas of the face, in this case, although similarly Gua Sha when performed more aggressively, and with larger tools for the body most commonly the back.  When performed both deeply and correctly, the result is impressive and swift pain relief accompanied by red to purple marks under the skin much like cupping. These marks are temporary and fade quickly.

Facial Gua Sha involves the same, or similar tools as body applications, and deep re-sculpting massage in the face, but alternately uses a slow and methodical application that does NOT result in any facial marking. Only deep facial muscle relaxation. In fact, many of our local clients fall asleep during Facial Gua Sha sessions.

What is a Gua Sha Tool?
A Gua Sha tool is a specialized smooth tool that is traditionally made of jade or horn, but can also be made of plastic or ceramic. They come in an array of sizes and shapes.
In facial Gua Sha, tools of jade, jade like stone, or horn are preferred. Jade tools are especially smooth, cool and have special energetic properties which make them more energetically conductive. Horn is more "neutral" but also natural and can be shaped to any size or smoothness for use. While metal tools are also effective to perform massage, energetically speaking, the body responds best without potential exposure to lead, nickel, and other mixed alloys commonly found in metal compounds available today.

What Does Facial Gua Sha Do?
Facial Gua Sha helps lift, firm, tighten and reshape the face. It can:

    Relax lines of tension
    Improve circulation
    Increase nutrient delivery (i.e. help anything you PUT ON the face absorb better INTO the face)
    Decrease both deep and fine lines and wrinkles with repeat application
    Strengthen Qi Flow in the face through the major channels represented there, primarily Stomach and Gall Bladder.
    Improve brightness of complexion through improved circulation and Qi flow


How Does Facial Gua Sha Work?
Facial Gua Sha can actually be likened to a natural DIY Botox treatment. By deeply massaging the face, we can relax muscle contractions and effect a smoother complexion. This results in deep lines lessening and fine lines sometimes disappearing altogether given time and attention.

Facial Gua Sha also improves circulation which means that anything you put on the face such as 302 Professional Skincare active repair products will be better absorbed/ utilized by the skin. Lotions, creams even masks all have a stronger effect when combined with Facial Gua Sha treatment.

Facial Gua Sha strengthens the energetic channels and improves Qi flow in the face. One of the primary channels represented on the face is actually the Stomach channel and this channel is responsible for muscle strength and tone and for lifting and holding - which, for the face, translates to lifting and sagging. By strengthening this channel line specifically, we can slow the hands of time (and gravity).
Facial Gua Sha - At Home DIY Botox

Our favorite part of Facial Gua Sha and especially the combination of Facial Gua Sha, and microcurrent at home with the super affordable, very effective Clareblend MINI device,  is the fact that you can get a natural lift, and botox-like effect with repeat use, and minimal effort. It is totally natural ( no toxins, or painful expensive injections), and can help you both look and feel your best over time. Since we can't divorce the face from the rest of the body in Chinese Medicine, even a facial treatment can still strengthen and treat the body. Due to the specific channels represented in the face, facial treatments usually have the strongest effects on digestion and anti-aging.

Gua Sha (pronounced GWA-SHA) is a Chinese technique that includes the use of a small smooth tool to gently massage, manipulate and stimulate certain energy points along the face and body to promote Qi (energy) flow and remove toxins. Its beauty benefits include reducing the appearance of wrinkles, sagging, dark eye circles, puffy eyes, age spots, discolorations and an overall dull complexion.
Gua Sha Facial which entails performing a restoring function to awaken the skin’s own healing ability to regenerate, firm and lift the whole face. It activates the inner vitality of the face in multiple levels: the facial fascia, the facial muscle, the different skin levels – all will be stimulated to create the youthful appearance of facial contours, smooth out wrinkles and lift sagging from neck and jaw line. The health benefits include the promotion of lymph drainage, detoxing the channel system, restoring the normal Qi and blood flow of the facial area.
From an anti-aging perspective, it is not just a skin deep treatment for temporary effect. It is an energy workout to promote youth and balance from within. The technique must be performed with cream and its effect is optimised when combined with herbal infusion designed for the technique allowing the nutrients and healing power of the specialty beauty and medicinal herbs from the cream to be unleashed and delivered.

Gua Sha (pronounced GWA-SHA) is a Chinese technique that includes the use of a small smooth tool to gently massage, manipulate and stimulate certain energy points along the face and eyes to promote Qi (energy) flow and remove toxins. Its beauty benefits include reducing the appearance of wrinkles, sagging, dark eye circles, puffy eyes, age spots, discolorations and an overall dull complexion.

A professional Gua Sha Facial entails performing a restoring function to awaken the skin’s own healing ability to regenerate, firm and lift the face and the delicate skin around the eyes. It activates the inner vitality of the face and eyes in multiple levels: the facial fascia, the facial muscle, the different skin levels – all will be stimulated to create the youthful appearance of facial contours, smooth out wrinkles and lift sagging from neck and jaw line. The health benefits include the promotion of lymph drainage, detoxing the channel system, restoring the normal Qi and blood flow of the facial area.

From an anti-aging perspective, it is not just a skin deep treatment for temporary effect. It is an energy workout to promote youth and balance from within. The technique must be performed with some form of slip agent applied prior to treatment and its effect is optimised with enhanced uptake/ penetration of  be unleashed and delivered.
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