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Exploring the Ancient Healing Art of Gua Sha Massage: What are the Benefits?

GuaSha Massage is an ancient Chinese folk therapy that was scientifically recorded in medical records during the Ming Dynasty. Its first recorded use dates back to about 700 years ago.

Historical records on GuaSha date back to the Paleolithic Age when people used hands, stones, coins, or tins to massage parts of their bodies.

Most villages in rural China have their guasha-therapists, but for minor discomforts, they or a family member used the scraping instrument themselves. Scraping is not only done when complaints or diseases occur but also to prevent them.


Terahertz stone radiates strong energy vibrations that greatly calm overthinking tendencies.

 This stone generates calming frequencies to protect your mind from fatigue and stress which will allow you to increase your overall energy and use your brainpower to generate powerful and beneficial outcomes.


White Jade stone is known for its power to make you feel calm and peaceful.

 Its powerful healing energies are known all over the world because it can purify the energies of your heart.

White Jade also can increase or enhance the energy of love in your life.

It will make challenges seem easier, and it will make your mind calmer.



 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF FACIAL GUA SHA?


1. Grounding Ritual


Whether you are receiving the Gua Sha treatment from a professional or indulging in self-practice, the art of Gua Sha is extremely grounding. The slow pace of movement and gentle touch is deeply relaxing, instantly activating our parasympathetic (relaxed) nervous state. When we’re feeling grounded in our bodies and calm in our minds, we can handle emotional issues or obstacles that come our way more easily with self-awareness and ease.

Using Gua Sha as a medium to tune in to ourselves more fully transforms this cosmetic treatment into a truly stress relieving + grounding ritual.


2. Tension Relief


We hold so much tension in our face and neck. Using deep pressure with a Gua Sha stone can get into sticky knotted areas to release held muscular tension, thus allowing muscles to do

their supportive jobs properly. You’ll experience a dramatic release of tension with Gua Sha incorporated frequently into your self-care routine. This can be a great tool for TMJ and headache sufferers. Relaxing our facial muscles regularly also prevents and fades light expression lines.


3. Detoxifying


Gua Sha can be used to clear blockages in meridian channels, which connect our organs and transport both blood and Qi (life force). Our channels need to be clear to work harmoniously and for chi to flow well throughout the body. If an organ is not functioning properly, the channel could be blocked - and vice versa. We can clear the channel of blockages by scraping the Gua Sha tool along it. Gua Sha imparts a truly holistic effect on the body. This manual movement stimulates our lymphatic system, helping our organs function optimally by breaking up stagnation, flowing debris, and toxins within the body for easier expulsion.


4. Natural Facelift


The unique edges of various Gua Sha stones work perfectly to lift, sculpt, and tighten the skin. Regular use can prevent the signs of aging such as sagging, dull, and wrinkled skin. Since Gua Sha helps stimulate circulation, the technique itself oxygenates and carries nutrients to the skin cells.

The increased blood flow resulting from Gua Sha contributes to a more lively, plumped-up, and youthful appearance.



5. Glowing Skin


No flow, no glow! Gua Sha increases circulation and improves lymphatic function, resulting in a naturally dewy, glowing complexion. The action of gently scraping the Gua Sha tool across the skin aids in serum/moisturizer product penetration, so those juicy phytonutrients go deeper into the layers of skin to feed us even more hydration. Gua Sha can also be used to prevent and clear acne, decongesting the skin and lessening inflammation.


 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BODY GUA SHA?


Full body gua sha can help increase circulation, hydrate fascia, drain lymph, loosen muscle knots, release tightness, and more.


1. Gua sha helps restore and smooth the facia.

Over time, yes — this will lessen the appearance of dimpled skin (cellulite). Since

fascia lays atop and connects all your muscles, releasing tension in the fascia

helps redistribute any fat under your skin, creating a more even visual

appearance.


2. Gua sha helps improve circulation and drain your lymphatic system.

A regular gua sha practice can help redistribute fluid about the fascia.

Let us get a little nerdy for a minute: Fascia is thought to be a cleansing mechanism

for plasma and other fluids. Researchers suspect it pours the excess waste into

the lymphatic system, and then delivers fresh plasma and other fluids back into

cells through osmosis. In other words, when your fascia is efficiently and regularly

stimulated, your lymphatic system may work more effectively. It never ceases to

blow our minds.


3. Gua sha helps relieve muscle tension by releasing knots in the muscle

fibers.

When you have adhesions in your fascia, your muscles become tense and

contract, and loosening the fascia through gua sha practice helps relieve this tension.


4. Gua sha helps improve the immune system by supporting your microbiome.

This is important because these systems influence your digestion and hormones.

Remember how fascia is suspected to be a cleansing agent?

Turns out that if it is knotted and tight, toxins can get stuck in the fascia. Since your microbiome plays a role in dictating how well your body absorbs nutrients, maintaining fascial health can aid and contribute to the health of your microbiome, which can have positive repercussions throughout your entire body.


5. Gua sha can help release muscle pain and tension.

For example, it is hugely helpful in relieving a pain we are all too familiar with —

stiff neck. One of the root causes of pain can be tension that’s residing in

the myofascial tissue. It’s not uncommon for this pain to arise in the form of a

headache or upper back tension from sitting in front of a computer or phone

with poor posture for extended periods. Gua sha can help to relieve this

tension.

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