Not so long ago, facial acupuncture seemed completely on the fringe. But Eastern medicine-based skin care, including cupping on the face, has been gaining attention and acceptance as an all-natural approach with the added backing of thousands of years of practice behind it (i.e. it really works) — and the latest practice on the verge of going mainstream in the West is facial Gua-sha Gemstone therapy.
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Pronounced “gwa sha”, this treatment moves lymphatic fluids, releases the fasciae for better functioning skin, and breaks down adhesions and hardness in the muscles, using a flat jade or rose quartz stone along the skin flushing out tissues. Similar to acupuncture and cupping, Gua-sha helps fix dryness, breakouts, and even aging.
Gua~sha Gemstone Facial is done using a light hand and therapeutic oils, leaving zero marks. But why now, in 2017, is the Gua~sha Gemstone Facial having its big moment? Mainly because it combines the current beauty trends of all-natural remedies, Eastern Medicine, and the crystal and precious stone craze.
So if you happen to be looking for a non-invasive treatment that will make you look years younger and maintain that youthful look, then a Gua-sha Gemstone facial at Wild Rose Esthetica Inc. could be for you! It’s a skillful facial that improves blood circulation, increases cell growth improves natural hydration which makes the skin on your face firmer and younger in appearance. ” Studies have shown” that the technique aids the skin’s ability to purge the dirt, sebum, and general buildup in the pores that leads to acne and gives a glow to the skin.
The practice of a Gua-sha Gemstone facial has been dubbed the “Eastern Face Lift” or “Eastern Botox,”
Immediate effects you can see/feel after first treatment:
- Dark circles decrease
- Eye Bags/Puffy eyes decrease
- Fine Lines reduced
- Uneven tone improved
- Smoother skin
- Smaller pores
- Dark spot lighten
- More radiant look
- Skin Lifted
- Skin Firmer
- Double chin reduced/Refined better face shape
- Skin condition improved
The practice of Gua-sha comes from TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and dates back to the Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644) where they used jade stones to scrape the skin all over the body to treat diseases. This process is believed to stimulate blood circulation to the muscles, tissues and organs; detoxing the body of stagnate “qi” reducing stiffness, pain and increasing mobility (Singapore TCM College).
Western scientific studies done by Harvard University and the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany, have showed Gua-sha gives significant improvements in increasing microcirculation and freeing up the tissues of the neck, jaw, and eyes, which there is a place for the excess fluids to drain out. Not only does that translate into less puffy eyes and more prominent-looking cheekbones, but devotees have seen major improvements in chronic acne, in particular, after 8-10 weeks of weekly professional sessions.
Arya Nielsen, director of acupuncture in the Department of Integrative Medicine at the Beth Israel Medical Centre in New York, explains on her website that the Gua sha facial applications can also help relieve headaches and neck pain.
For thousands of years, gemstones have been used to promote health and beauty throughout the world, and are continuing to be a hot trend in skin care. Traditionally, crystals are placed on certain areas of the face and body during gemstone treatments, the goal is to capture their vibrational properties, or energetic patterns and are based on ancient traditions in holistic wellness.
Consider well-known practices, such as yoga, acupuncture, tai chi and others. They are based on the harmonizing flow of vital energy called chi, qui or prana and millions of people throughout the world benefit from these ancient practices. Nobel Prize winner Albert Einstein once said: “Concerning matter, we have been all wrong. What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. There is no matter.”
Twenty-first century holistic practitioners and Clinical Estheticains are now finding ways to transmit the energetic properties of gemstones into skin care procedures such as Gua-sha Gemstone facials and products. With the energetic benefits of gemstones what could be more pleasant than a facial that strokes pretty jade and rose quartz stones all over your face? Making puffy eyes and cheeks go down instantly, jaws less tight, and breakouts clear much faster to achieve superior corrective results with this more-than-skin-deep facial.
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