Benefits of Gua Sha face massage at home
‘Gua’ means scrape, and ‘Sha’ means sand”, Gua Sha massage is a treatment that involves scraping a flat stone over the skin in upward strokes to relax stiff muscles and promote tissue drainage.
Used for thousands of years in Chinese Medicine, Gua Sha is a massage technique designed to relieve tension in the muscles of the face, boost blood circulation, and encourage lymphatic drainage to promote healthy lymph flow by releasing toxins that have been stuck.
OUR SPA TREATMENT AT HOME
At Biotyspa, our signature face sculpting massage, is a manual technique of the Gua Sha massage, which has a variety of benefits. It helps break up fascia, the connective tissue that hugs muscles but can sometimes interfere with optimal circulation. If there is no space for flow of oxygen, blood, Qi (energy) [chi], lymph and nutrients, the skin starts to suffer.
Gua Sha face massage creates a healthy skin glow and beautiful lift in the face.
The skin looks smoother and lifted after one session. And with frequent repetition, this can become part of your comprehensive skin routine.
BENEFITS 1 — SAGGY SKIN, WRINKLES, FACE CONTOURING
Our Gua Sha massage includes lifting strokes to naturally boost the production of vital proteins from your skin such as elastin and collagen. « I like to call it the "skin fitness tool" suitable to all skin types. For mature skin, this massage will benefit for the face contouring (around jaw lines especially) and stimulate collagen production while oxygenating and improving the skin quality/elasticity. » Deborah, Founder of Biotyspa.
BENEFITS 2 — ACNE, CONGESTED SKIN
Gua sha is intended to address stagnant energy, called chi, in the body that practitioners believe may be responsible for inflammation. Inflammation is the underlying cause of several conditions associated with chronic pain. Rubbing the skin’s surface is thought to help break up this energy, reduce inflammation, and promote healing.
« I encourage acne prone skin to use it as it will help getting rid of the congestion/inflammation and encourage the cell renewal (good to repair the skin from acne scars…) by enhancing the lymphatic flow and circulation.»
Deborah, Founder of Biotyspa.
BENEFITS 3 — DARK CIRCLES
Gua Sha can help to depuff the areas and improve the appearance of dark circles over time (but won’t help for pigmented dark circles).
BENEFITS 4 — JADE ROLLER VS GUA SHA
Even if they are sold as similar, jade roller & Gua Sha deliver different results.
Jade rollers are used to calm the skin and promote healthy lymph flow where Gua Sha does the same and so much more. It gives you an instant lift by de-puffing and releasing tension. Mainly because the pressure, control, and movement you can get with a Gua Sha tool are much more varied and powerful. In one word, Gua Sha is the 2.0 version of Jade Roller.