Gua sha defined is scraping, and rubbing to bring blood flow to the surface of the skin.
Gua sha is an effective, and healing massage technique that yields a fundamental change in the skin by clearing the stagnation and accumulation of toxins beneath its surface. The roots of Gua sha are in traditional oriental medicine. The technique involves the touch of gentle strokes, light flicking motions, and gentle presses with a smooth stone.
These fundamental movements directly impact the nervous system, facial fascia, muscles, and skin by releasing the corresponding fascia, while stimulating specific energy points to aid in the discharge of accumulated cellular wastes. It helps restore the tissues to its normal state while increasing the flow of blood, oxygen, and nutrients. It also reduces muscular tension, and promotes lymphatic drainage for a more lifted, less puffy look with a brighter, and fresher glow.
Four Benefits of Gua sha
1. Gua sha is a highly beneficial anti-ageing tool. The facial massage itself helps to soften any deep-set, heavy facial expressions through the release of the underlying toxins, and adhesions found within the tissues. By the direct release of the tension and learned pattern within the facial muscles; these muscles and the underlying tissue are free and can now begin to regain their normal shape, lift, and mobility. The skin, and its underlying structures are now free to function as intended with greater cellular efficiency.
2. The movements employed by Gua sha help to tone the underlying musculature, and fascia. They stimulate the nervous system and increases the flow of nutrients found in the blood to feed the skin. These beneficial increases allow the body to be more energized and enhance the skin's ability to perform optimally.
3. Gua sha helps to eliminate myofascial adhesions which in turn releases the underlying muscles and facial fascia tissue to help tone the skin, increase firmness, reduce lines and wrinkles.
4. The movements of Gua sha are very relaxing, and soothing which aids in the reduction of stress which enables the face to recover, repair, rejuvenate, and restore its natural beauty. Puffiness is reduced, dark circles are diminished, redness is calmed and soothed.
In a nutshell, Gua sha is very healing to the skin from within and at the surface.
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