Face In Bloom - Women being treated to a Gua Sha Treatement
  • Gabriela Slater
  • 6 August 2023

Face In Bloom

In Traditional Chinese Medicine the face is the flower of the body and its bloom (your skin, eyes and hair) are a mirror of internal balance and wellbeing.

Facial Gua Sha is one way of connecting your inner world and outer landscape. The meridian channels of the body merge in the neck and head, so working over the channels and also on the acupressure points on the face have an effect on the corresponding channels rooted in the body, which helps to balance and strengthen the internal organs.

Gua Sha Facial Fusion is a blend of Eastern and Western techniques and combines: Gua Sha facial massage with different tools, Thai Herbal Poultice and very specific lymphatic drainage massage techniques.

Some Of The Benefits Of The Treatment

  • Clears Stagnation – The meridian channels of the body can be viewed like lakes. Imagine a dam in the lake obstructing flows. As a result “stagnation” may occur leading to inflamed, dull, tired and congested skin. The action of Gua Sha can help to clear the skin and promote the natural healing process.
  • Moves Blood – Facial Gua Sha moves blood (promotes blood circulation) increasing the oxygenation and nourishment of skin cells.
  • Promotes Lymphatic Drainage – Facial Gua Sha has a noticeable effect on puffiness via fluid drainage, it opens up the lymphatic pathways releasing stagnation and clearing them. The treatment helps to reduce inflammation, facial puffiness and dark circles. For under-eye puffiness the best way to diminish swelling is to work on the neck, jaw and under the cheeks first.
  • Promotes Facial Glow – By increasing movement through massage, the skin is able to naturally clear obstructions leading to a reduction of acne, rosacea, puffiness, dark circles and sensitivities. The treatment encourages a free flow of vital nutrients to feed the skin, which results in a fresh healthy glow that radiates from within.
  • Re-pattern The Way The Skin Ages – The combination of facial massage and Gua Sha helps to clear any noxious accumulation, release deep – seeded facial expressions and tension and promote the free flow of nutrients to feed the skin. Tone, firm and lift sagging skin, minimise fine lines and soften deep wrinkles.
Use of Gua Sha Tool on face

During the treatment only natural products are used to cleanse the face and seasonal Facial Oil is massaged into your skin. The treatement is designed to bring back visible vitality, maintain hydration and suppleness, and also calm irritation.

Gua Sha Facial Fusion treatments are available to book at nureflexology.co.uk/book-now.

Gabriela