Gua sha is an ancient Chinese medicine skin scraping method that aims to unblock meridian lines, the channels in your body through which the "chi" (life force or energy) flows.
The word "gua" can be translated as scraping and "sha" means red rashes or inflammation, the idea being that this method can bring conditions and illnesses up to the skin's surface so that they disappear. The word scraping might sound alarming, but in unlike traditional Chinese medicine, in skin therapy, facial gua sha has been heavily adapted so that it doesn't leave skin red or inflamed, phew.
Gua sha offers many benefits for skin and health, in TCM, gua sha is commonly used to help relieve muscle aches, pain, fever and other illnesses. The technique has been passed down through generations, with its roots in Eastern wellness methods, how lucky we are to now have these healing modalities in the West.
Gua Sha Facial Benefits – You will benefit from increased energetic movement and lymphtic flow, which naturally clears obstructions that lead to acne, rosacea, puffiness, dark circles and sensitivities. Igniting this natural healing power, the skin begins to radiate and glow.