Every year has its beauty secret. 2016 brought us the medical facial. 2017 is the year of facial Gua Sha.
Facial Gua Sha is an ancient healing technique, which, up until recently, has remained relatively unexplored by the cosmetic wellness industry. Facial Gua Sha was once only touted by celebrities, but as word of its benefits has steadily caught on, everyone is now seeking this coveted regimen.
WellStream Acupuncture was recently recognized in an Allure Magazine article for its adoption of this growingly popular cosmetic acupuncture technique, which is rooted in Chinese medicine practice and dates back to the Ming Dynasty of the 1300s. Gua Sha was originally used domestically to heal a host of ailments on different parts of the body. The literal translation of Gua Sha is “scrape” and “rash,” so it is essentially the practice of scraping a rash onto the skin.
The facial Gua Sha performed at WellStream Acupuncture is intended to release muscular tension as a successful neck board therapy practice. We do this by pressing a flat stone or board in upward strokes across your neck and jawline area with facial serum, essentially lifting years of toxic buildup from the muscles of the face. Facial Gua Sha produces slight redness as circulation is increased, but it does not leave any rashing or bruising, like its name implies.
Facial Gua Sha is described as very relaxing by our clients, however, it is not recommended for people with blood clotting disorders or platelet issues. Consult a trained acupuncturist first before moving forward with this plan of treatment.