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What is The Gua Sha Facial? 

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The Gua Sha Facial is a gentle version of the Gua Sha applied to the body.  Gua Sha is a natural alternative therapy invented by the Ancient Chinese, which involves scraping the skin with a massage tool that is designated to stimulate micro-circulation of the soft tissue, which increases blood circulation.   With Gua Sha we can address a wide variety of skin problems effectively.   You can see instant results, that have been observed, in erasing fine lines, puffiness and achieving a better complexion.  With additional Gua Sha sessions,  you will see the reduction of aging signs, such as wrinkles and sagging skin.  

With my Gua Sha Facial technique with Acupressure, three things happen in the first session:

1.  The surface of the skin and particular acupoints are stimulated to increase blood circulation and the flow of "Chi" (which results in a better complexion and reduces various skin problems).

2.  Tense facial muscles are relaxed as slight pressure is applied (reduce depth of wrinkle/lines).

3.  Stagnant lymph is activated to clear out toxins (which reduces puffiness). 

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The benefits that people can achieve with the Gua Sha Facial:

Firms  up your sagging facial muscles.

Smooths the skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles on your face.

Improves dark circles and bags under the eyes (the kind you get from advanced aging).

Lightens age spots and other skin discolorations.

Your complexion gets rosier and more radiant.

Helps to manage acne, rosacea, and other skin diseases on your face.

Questions most often asked about a Gua Sha /Acupressure Facial/Facelift:

Is a Gua Sha Facial / Facelift painful?

No.  it is not supposed to be painful at all.   You may notice the applied slight pressure.  There are areas that we may come across that you may feel a dull ache.  Those areas we need to work on the most because there may be a congestion of 'chi' (chi is the energy/life source through the meridians in the body) or an area of lymphatic blockage.  At these points I may need to scrape with lighter pressure and slower strokes to mitigate this particular problem, which may take a few sessions.  After a few sessions, working on these congested points, they will be clear and no ache/pain at all. 

Does facial Gua Sha cause bruises?

Unlike body Gua Sha, I have special facial tools that are held at different angles and used with a lot less force for the facial sensitive areas.   Areas may become red, which is normal, but will go away quickly. 

I DO NOT apply Gua Sha directly to any prior inflamed skin, such as acne, etc. 

What is a Gua Sha tool?

There are many Gua Sha tools, for different areas of the body.  Ancient Chinese started with using ceramic spoons.  Other materials now used are jade, bian stone, wood, terahertz, stainless steel among other materials.   I commonly use Jade, Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Crystal, Tigers Eye, Terahertz, as well as Natural Lava Basalt for the face. My tools are designed to fit the face, the facial contours.  I also will go through the different stones to see which works best for your facial / wellness needs.  

What will I receive in my Luxury Gua Sha Facial?

The Gua Sha 'Luxury' Facial is a wonderful, relaxing facial consisting of:
>Skin Analysis and Assessment. 

>The Gua Sha Facial. ( A Face-Lift massage/Lymphatic drainage)  I use Original Gua Sha Facial Oil with Rose Quartz, Jade, Amethyst or Crystal  Gua Sha tools to firm up sagging facial muscles, smooth the skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, improve the skin under the eyes (such as dark circles or bags), complexion gets rosier and radiant and Gua Sha can help manage skin conditions, such as acne, rosacea or other skin dis-ease.   Gua Sha also helps to stimulate blood circulation and the flow of "qi", relaxes tense facial muscles (slight pressure is applied to reduce the depth of wrinkle/lines) and stagnant lymph is activated to clear out toxins. 

> Full face treatment. (This includes the 'best' intensive hydrating beauty mask) for your facial needs.

> Red Light therapy to penetrate the peptides from the beauty mask deep into the dermis layer, stimulating the cells that produce collagen. 

> Finish with a stimulating Ice Globe Facial massage. 

This is a wonderful special time, just for you.  You deserve to take time for yourself.  You will notice, when you relax and take time for yourself, other areas of your life will be a lot less stressful.   
You will leave your Gua Sha session "Looking" and" Feeling" great!  
You are getting The Luxury, The Celebrity treatment.   
Who doesn't want to "look" years younger?  And... "feel" years younger?

Give yourself 'luxury".   It is Your time.  You deserve it!

For other questions you may have, please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns and I will get back with you as soon as possible. 

If you are ready to get started with a new healthy glow and stop the facial aging signs, look years younger and feel great!..   Go ahead and book your appointment and let's get started! 

Click here >   BOOK ONLINE     Then click on the Gua Sha Facial package that is best for you! 

Looking forward to meeting you soon! 

Darlene McDowell

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