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It’s all about Gua Sha

Not sure if you’ve seen my socials lately, for me it’s all about Gua Sha!

Firstly, let me tell you why I think it’s really important to keep on top of professional massage facials. Whether that’s weekly, fortnightly, every three weeks or monthly. I promise, your skin will thank your older self.

But first things first, when asked how often you should have any kind of professional massage facial, my response will always be the same.

We go to the gym to workout our body to look good and feel good, but why do we not put the time and dedication in to working out our face. The more time invested in working with facial muscles the better the visible results. But here’s a secret, as well as amazing physical results, we can also experience a release from emotional blockages and a there’s a spiritual element to massage facials too.

The massage facials I offer are all holistic, they are nothing like traditional facials, which involve layering products, that’s just a tiny part of the experience. They encompass a MIND, BODY & SPIRIT connection between you and I, which will result in you feeling more balanced. It’s an energy exchange combined with focused skill, where I’m experiencing every second of that facial with you and you’ll feel it.

Have you ever had a terrible massage? I can guarantee that during that treatment the therapists mind was elsewhere, they were going through the motions.

How to get the best out of your treatments Some clients like to totally zen out and others love a chat. We’re all unique, but I think it’s important for you to know that you will receive a much better experience if you relax and quieten your mind. The treatment then flows like a dance. You’ll not only see physical results; a more sculpted look, more facial definition, glowing skin, more plumpness in your face and less saggy skin. You’ll experience a much more meditative treatment and reiki healing too if you’re open to it. And, like anything, if you do your homework in between professional treatments, and use techniques like I show you, you will see an even better result.

Which leads me to GUA SHA, your new best friend, a must have for at home massage techniques and self love. A tool that makes massaging your own face that little easier.

What is GUA SHA? Gua Sha is an alternative therapy that involves scraping your skin with a massage tool to help improve circulation. It sounds intense, but I don’t think the word scraping is a good description of how it feels. It’s more like a glide with the tool using alternating pressure, speed and different friction techniques.

What are the benefits? It’s aimed at increasing blood flow and also used to release stagnant energy, in the body called chi, which may be responsible for inflammation. Rubbing the skin’s surface helps break up energy, reduce inflammation, and promote healing. What’s not to love! 

There’s other Gua Sha benefits too, using the right techniques can help with insomnia, lymphatic drainage, migraines, irregular periods, anxiety, fatigue and hot flashes.

It’s a magical ancient Chinese healing technique you certainly should try with a therapist first and then continue on yourself at home with the right tool. Many clients fall asleep during treatments, even the clients that have serious sleep problems. They wake up feeling recharged with a glowing face to to match.

Don’t forget to add Gua Sha to your next facial, then learn the techniques to do at home. If you want to age well naturally, consistency with massage facials is key and what you do in between your professional massage facials is also a huge secret to better results.

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