Gua Sha’s health benefits have been widely publicised in recent years. Gua Sha tools are applied to the face or body for an effective anti-ageing facial, to potentially reduce acne, ease pain and muscle tension, and even lessen the appearance of cellulite, and are ostensibly loved by celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Elle McPherson for its anti-ageing qualities, and used by Justin Bieber to ease neck pain.
How Does Gua Sha Work?
Gua Sha is a type of massage that involves rubbing the skin with oil and a smooth-edged tool along the meridian line on the face or torso. It increases circulation by up to 400%, causes microdamage, enhances collagen, and stimulates the lymphatic and immunological systems, according to research. While many of us are familiar with Gua Sha facials, its applications are much broader. The Gua Sha body massage tool is a popular treatment among my customers because it relieves tightness in the neck and shoulders, as well as tension in the jaw and face.
There Are 5 Major Benefits Of Using A Gua Sha Tool:
The skill of Gua Sha is immensely grounding, whether you are receiving therapy from a professional or practising on your own. Our parasympathetic (relaxed) nervous system is instantly activated by the moderate tempo of movement and gentle touch. When we’re feeling grounded in our bodies and calm in our minds, we can handle emotional issues or obstacles that come our way more easily with self-awareness and ease. Gua Sha is transformed into a really stress-relieving and grounding ritual when it is used as a medium to tune in to ourselves more fully.
We carry a lot of strain on our faces and necks. Deep pressure applied with a Gua Sha stone may truly get into sticky knotted places, releasing retained muscular tension and allowing muscles to fulfil their supportive jobs appropriately. When you add Gua Sha into your self-care regimen on a regular basis, you’ll notice a significant reduction in tension. TMJ and headache sufferers may find this to be a useful tool. Light expression lines can be prevented and faded by relaxing our facial muscles on a regular basis.
Gua Sha can be used to clear blockages in meridian channels, which connect our organs together and transport both blood and chi (life force). Our channels need to be clear in order to work harmoniously and for chi to flow well throughout the body. If an organ is not functioning properly, the channel could be blocked – and vice versa. We can clear the channel of blockages by scraping the Gua Sha tool along with it. Gua Sha imparts a truly holistic effect on the body. This manual movement stimulates our lymphatic system, helping our organs function optimally by breaking up stagnation and flowing debris and toxins within the body for easier expulsion.
The unique edges of various Gua Sha stones work perfectly to lift, sculpt and tighten the skin. Regular use can prevent the signs of ageing such as sagging, dull and wrinkled skin. Since Gua Sha helps stimulate circulation, the technique itself oxygenates and carries nutrients to the skin cells. The increased blood flow resulting from Gua Sha contributes to a more lively, plumped up and youthful appearance.
No flow, no glow! Gua Sha increases circulation and improves lymphatic function, resulting in a naturally dewy, glowing complexion. The action of gently scraping the Gua Sha tool across the skin aids in serum/moisturizer product penetration, so those juicy phytonutrients go deeper into the layers of skin to feed us even more hydration. Gua Sha can also be used to prevent and clear acne, decongesting the skin and lessening inflammation
When traditional therapy fails to alleviate your symptoms, evidence reveals that Gua Sha may be a viable option.
Gua Sha is utilised to cure a variety of ailments and problems, but just a few particular medical conditions have been studied. To determine whether Gua Sha is a successful treatment, more research is required.
Gua Sha has few major adverse effects, however, it might be uncomfortable for some people. If you want to have body Gua Sha, make sure you go to a professional who has done it before.