“…facial guasha…offers a range of benefits for the skin, including reducing puffiness, improving skin tone and texture, and minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles..“
- Maria Hogan
Facial Rejuvenation and Guasha
Ancient Chinese Secrets, right here at Incentives!
When it comes to skincare, it’s often worthwhile to look to the Far East for innovations. And not just eastward but backward, which often – surprisingly – yields better solutions than the present. After all, there are reasons a Chinese empress had poreless porcelain skin a thousand years before modern serums were invented, and a Japanese geisha knew how to cleanse her glowing complexion long before the advent of our foaming cleansers.
Here at Incentives, we have a few of these ancient Eastern secrets that we are more than happy to share with you!
Also known as Gua sha, is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves scraping the skin with a massage tool to improve circulation. The practice has gained popularity in recent years as a natural and non-invasive method for promoting skin health and rejuvenation. Facial guasha is typically performed using a smooth-edged tool, often made of jade or rose quartz or other materials such as stainless steel or different types of stones. The practitioner applies gentle pressure to the skin and scrapes the tool along the face in upward and outward motions. This action helps release tension in the facial muscles, promote lymphatic drainage, and increase blood flow to the skin. Proponents of facial guasha claim that it offers a range of benefits for the skin, including reducing puffiness, improving skin tone and texture, and minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Regular guasha treatments can also help sculpt and contour the face, leading to a more defined jawline and cheekbones.
From a traditional Chinese medicine perspective, facial guasha is thought to balance the flow of qi (life force energy) within the body, which in turn can positively impact overall health and well-being. In addition to its cosmetic benefits, proponents suggest facial guasha may help alleviate tension headaches, jaw pain, and sinus congestion.
Give yourself a facelift right at home!
Stop into Incentives Spa to pick up your rosehip Triple C&E firming oil, which comes with a free guasha tool. Rosehip oil is rich in Vitamin A, which is necessary for collagen production. This facial oil also fights the signs of aging, smooths wrinkles, and hydrates deeply. It makes the perfect holiday gift for yourself and the deserving women in your life.
Also known as cosmetic acupuncture or facial rejuvenation acupuncture, is a traditional Chinese medicine practice that aims to improve the appearance and overall health of the skin. This technique involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the face to stimulate circulation, promote collagen production, and reduce the signs of aging.
Facial acupuncture has gained popularity as a non-invasive alternative to surgical procedures and chemical treatments for improving skin quality and reducing wrinkles. It increases blood flow to the face, improving skin tone and elasticity. Additionally, the insertion of needles can trigger the body’s natural healing response, leading to increased collagen and elastin production, which are essential for maintaining youthful-looking skin.
Proponents of facial acupuncture claim that it can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, lift sagging skin, improve skin texture, and promote a radiant complexion. Some practitioners also suggest that facial acupuncture can address underlying imbalances in the body that may contribute to skin issues, such as poor digestion or hormonal fluctuations.
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About the Author
Maria Hogan is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist. She graduated with a Masters Degree in acupuncture from the New York College of Health Professions, where she currently is a Professor and Supervisor to students in the Massage Clinic.
Maria is passionate about sharing the healing benefits of Chinese Medicine.
Believing the body should be treated as a whole, she uses many modalities to treat various conditions.