Gua Sha Facial

What is a Gua Sha Facial?

Gua Sha is an ancient Chinese medicine style of massage to bring stuck energy and toxins from deep within the body to the surface. The Gua Sha facial is a gentler, more prescriptive way of applying this massage to the face. Gua Sha involves massaging the skin using a crystal tool with swift movements. This stimulates the micro-circulation of the body which is healing and can stimulate collagen production, clear the skin from blemishes and drain lymph fluid.

The skin is nourished by the blood below, and this treatment improves blood circulation so that your face naturally will appear younger, firmer and more sculpted. Of course results will vary on an individual-basis, and also by how well you look after yourself. Here at Femme Vital we like to also administer acupuncture to boost your body’s qi and blood to attain better results.

Often after a Gua Sha facial you can see instant results such as lifting fine lines, reducing puffiness and achieving a clearer complexion. With the recommended four sessions you will see the reduction of ageing signs, wrinkles and saggy skin.

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The Signature Gua Sha Facial

Dr Ilana has been trained to administer a Signature Gua Sha Facial prescriptive to your needs. She will release your neck, shoulders and then promote microcirculation to your front neck and face. Results you will notice after your first session include better qi flow that gives you a brighter complexion and can reduce various skin issues. You will also notice that facial muscles will appear more relaxed as pressure is applied and can reduce the depth of wrinkle lines. Most importantly stuck lymph fluid which can cause puffiness is moved to release any unwanted toxins.

Benefits Experienced From Gua Sha Facial

  • Firms your skin and facial muscles
  • Smoothes your skin
  • Reduces the appearance of wrinkles
  • Improves dark circles and under-eye bags
  • Lightens age spots and other skin discolourations
  • Rosier & more radiant complexion
  • Can support clearing up acne, rosacea and other facial skin issues

FAQ

Is the Gua Sha Facial painful?

No, you may sometimes feel a dull ache. But it is a very gentle treatment. Sometimes it can feel sore on the neck and shoulders but we will change the pressure accordingly as you feel most comfortable. In Chinese medicine, if there is a sore area on your body it usually means there is a congestion of qi requiring this treatment so that is smoothed out.

Does Facial Gua Sha cause bruising?

Usually not. This is a very gentle treatment, sometimes you will get redness or red marks on your neck or shoulders which will resolve within a couple of days but not the face. Cosmetic facial acupuncture can leave bruising because the face contains so many blood vessels.

What Is A Gua Sha Tool?

It is a smooth-shaped tool made of crystal with healing properties.

What Is In The Signature Gua Sha Facial?

  • Brief Skin Analysis & Assessment
  • Neck & Shoulder Release
  • Facial Cleansing
  • The Signature Gua Sha Facial

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