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Gua Sha Facial

Gua Sha is a natural, alternative therapy which involves scraping your facial skin with a massage tool to improve circulation. This ancient Chinese healing technique may offer a unique approach to better health, addressing issues such as headaches, TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint), improves circulation, nourishing the skin, stimulating lymphatic drainage, removing toxins, reducing puffiness, reducing wrinkles, eliminating dark circles around the eyes, and brightens the complexion.


’Gua’ is translated as tool, whilst ‘Sha’ describes the temporary redness called petechiae. In Gua Sha, your therapist will scrape your facial skin with short or long strokes to stimulate microcirculation of the soft tissue, which results in an increase of blood flow. These strokes are used with a smooth-edged instrument known as a Gua Sha massage tool. Massage facial oil will be applied to the face and then uses a tool to repeatedly scrape the skin in a downward motion. Gua Sha is intended to address stagnant energy which is called qi, in the body which is believed may be responsible for inflammation. Inflammation is the underlying cause of several conditions associated with chronic pain. Rubbing the skin's surface is thought to break this energy up to reduce
inflammation and to promote healing.


The Gua Sha facial sculpts and tones the face shape causing an immediate lifting and rejuvenating effect on the skin. It helps the skin to return to its most radiant state as circulation is increased, sending nutrients and oxygen to the skin and carrying away the toxins that cause blemishes or dullness. The facial Gua Sha tool used is rose quartz or jade, and this is designed to relieve tension in the muscles in the face and to reduce wrinkles to provide a youthful complexion. Gua Sha will help in relaxation, relieving stress and tension of everyday life. Gua Sha facial at Cotswold Sports & Beauty Therapy will include a cleanse, followed by Gua Sha massage techniques, and then ends with the application of products to nourish, soften and hydrate all skin types.

The benefits of Gua Sha facial are it lifts and tones the skin; gives you a natural glow and improves overall complexion; reduces puffiness and dark circles around the eyes; lymphatic drainage; helps with TMJ and facial tension; relieves headaches and migraines; a deeply relaxing treatment for the body, mind and well-being.

Gua Sha Facial
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Gua Sha Facial


Duration - 60 Minutes

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