Gua Sha Used for Anti-Aging
Originally a body treatment, gua sha has since been adapted to be used in facial therapies, with the scraping motion evolving to a gentler gliding technique. Gua sha is a method that promotes lymphatic drainage, which helps to eliminate facial puffiness caused by fluid trapped under your skin that needs to be released to your lymph system. At home gua sha techniques can be used as a facial therapy to fight signs of aging.
Below are a few reasons why East Boca Acupuncture recommends facial gua sha:
Gua sha can stimulate circulation creating increased blood flow in areas that show increased signs of aging. Using gua sha on your cheeks can add a rosy glow and brighten around your eyes.
Helps produce collagen:
Gua sha can help decrease puffiness and soften fine lines and wrinkles by helping the body produce more collagen—thereby brightening the complexion.
Gua sha can help temporarily relieve pain and reduce inflammation in certain parts of the body, including around your temples and under your chin.
Diminishes dark circles:
By helping soften fine lines and stimulating collagen, gua sha can help diminish dark circles (at least, temporarily) and temporarily tighten skin.
Sculpts facial muscles:
Used on the jawline and cheekbone area, gua sha can help release tight facial muscles and give the temporary appearance of a more sculpted face. It won’t get rid of a double chin (it can’t target fat), but it could help ease puffiness in the short term.
Give East Boca Acupuncture a call today to talk with an acupuncture specialist about Gua Sha and how it can help you look and feel better!