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Gua Sha

Gua Sha is a traditional Chinese medical practice that has been around since the 14th century and can be performed on the body and on the face. ‘Gua’ means to scrape and ‘Sha’ means to redden. However in facial Gua Sha our intention is not to redden the face, as such and the treatment on the face is much more gentle than on the body.

What does Gua Sha do?

Promotes healthy lymph flow

Releases tension in the face

Tones muscle

Firms & sculpts


Helps ‘iron out’ the fascia ( connective tissue)

Brightens complexion

Relieves jaw tension

Helps with sinus congestion


Gua Sha Guidance


Start with a cleansed face

Spritz to hydrate the skin

Apply facial oil to the face and neck

Always start with the neck

Work slowly, in long strokes in one direction

Work at a 15 degree angle

Anchor the skin where you start each stroke with the opposite hand.

What tool to use?


There are so many tools on the market, different shapes and stones so it can be confusing. Jade is the more traditional stone with a longer history of use. Rose Quartz is said to be linked to the heart chakra and gives off vibrations that promote love, happiness and emotional health. Both visibly improve the appearance of the skin and reduce puffiness. It is, however, down to personal preference.

Gua Sha Zoom lessons are available to teach you how to use your tool

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