Facial Gua Sha and Acupuncture Massage

Facial Gua Sha has recently become a beauty trend on TikTok and other social media platforms. This trend is based on Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and Acupressure. Gua Sha uses a tool that is smooth and normally has rounded edges made from stone and it is used to perform muscular scraping techniques. It can be used alone or in combination with Acupuncture.

Facial Gua Sha is used to help relieve tension in the face, reduce puffiness and inflammation, and it can even help reduce sinus pressure. It is used to roll over areas of stagnation. This increases blood flow, and circulation to reduce inflammation and promote healing. Facial Gua Sha also helps improve the movement of lymph fluid through the lymphatic system to rid the body of toxins.

The benefits of Facial Gua Sha are:

  1. Relieve tension headaches and migraines – Gua Sha breaks up muscle adhesions to relieve tension and pain
  2. Reduce puffiness in the face by increasing lymphatic drainage – This helps get rid of toxins from the body
  3. Loosen tight jaw muscles to help with TMJ
  4. Help with fine lines, sagging skin, and cellulite by helping collagen production – It does not give dramatic results and is not considered a replacement for Botox, fillers, laser, or surgery
  5. Alleviate sinus pressure
  6. Increase blood circulation and flow to improve complexion and skin tone (acne and dermatitis) – This helps bring oxygen and nutrients to the skin
  7. Relieve musculoskeletal pain to help with acute and chronic neck pain and back pain
  8. Alleviate anxiety
  9. Help combat fatigue
  10. Reduce insomnia

At YOLO Acupuncture West Bridgford Nottingham we offer Facial Gua Sha and Acupressure massage as a 60 minute treatment. Book yours in today by calling 07769 906962.