Facial Gua Sha (pronounced: gwah shaw) is an ancient Chinese tool that elevates the health and function of all skin types by increasing the circulatory flow of blood and fluids. It focuses on moving lymphatic fluids, breaking down adhesions and hardness in muscles, and bringing blood + energy flow to the skin.
Muscle tension, inflexible fascia, and stagnant lymph are three primary causes for aging. By increasing the flow of blood to the skin, you can naturally improve hydration, encourage the skin’s ability to purge the dirt + sebum + general buildup in the pores that leads to acne, and increase your natural glow!
Facial Gua Sha minimizes fine lines, reduces acne, calms puffiness, evens skin tone, lifts + sculpts + smooths the skin, eases tension on your face and neck, reduces sinus congestion, relieves headaches, and even wards off wrinkles.
At aloe Westlake, facial Gua Sha can be done in 90, 60 or 45-minute sessions. This facial does not include extractions or masks. However, it is deeply relaxing, and most clients see the benefits of after just one treatment! Experts recommend doing facial Gua Sha treatments 1-2 times a week for a total of 6-12 sessions before moving to a maintenance regimen of monthly professional treatments and 2-3 sessions per week or more at home. For those who cannot commit to that schedule, monthly treatments are still incredibly beneficial. Single treatments are great for alleviating jaw and neck tension and sinus pain and pressure. Facial Gua Sha can be done pre-event for reduced puffiness and a sculpted appearance.
*we offer packages of 45 and 60 minute Gua She treatments. Package includes: 5 treatments, instruction for self-treatment and a Gua She tool.
|Treatment Problem or Condition||Age Management, Active Acne, Dehydrated Skin, Fine Lines, Hyperpigmentation/Uneven Skintone, Wrinkles|