The benefits of Gua Sha Facial

I discovered the wonderful benefits of using crystal stones and rollers within my bespoke holistic facials many years ago . I have always been fascinated with the ancient Chinese Gua Sha healing traditions but there are very few professional courses available that teach the authentic scraping techniques alongside the fundamental principles of Chinese medicine.

‘Gua’ means scrape and ’Sha’ means redness. It is the most fantastic technique to brighten and tone the skin, assist lymphatic drainage and plump the skin helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines.
I am so pleased to have discovered Francesca Philosophia Botanica with her wisdom and knowledge of Gua Sha and have now completed my Professional Gua Sha Facial training. Accredited by the International Institute for Complementary Therapists and UK Spa Association.

Gua Sha uses pressure and frictions on the surface of the skin to stimulate the underlying tissue. It works on the lymphatic system to clear stagnation and cellular waste. Creating movement within the skin encourages fresh blood circulation, oxygen and nutrients for a healthy glowing skin. De-puffing, sculpting and contouring while removing muscular tension and inflammation.

All crystals and rocks have their own vibration and frequency that is determined by their molecular composition. These vibrations work in a way to lift mood, promote creativity calm and destress. Each crystal will have a different healing effect when in contact with the skin which is why they have always been such a feature in my holistic facial treatments. I tend to work very intuitively and choose the relevant crystal tool depending on the skin type or action required. They are applied to the face using rollers or a flat Gua Sha stone.

🖤Bian Stone is Composed of 40 trace minerals known for their healing and rejuvenating properties. Each edge of the tool has been specifically crafted to enhance the professional practice of Gua Sha.

💗Rose quartz has an affinity with the heart chakra, and promotes healing and comfort for the mind and the skin.
Rose Quartz crystal Gua Sha tools rollers and sculpting tools are wonderful to relieve tension which we tend to hold in our facial muscles, to promote lymphatic drainage, contour and reduce puffiness.

💚Jade is a balance of yin and yang and been used in traditional Chinese medicine for years.
It has cooling properties and great for reducing inflammation and puffiness in the skin. The Jade
stone has a nurturing affect and also helps aid the body’s filtration and elimination organs
especially the kidneys. Jade has also shown to produce negative ions which help to regenerate

💜Amethyst has an affinity with the crown chakra and can help ward off negative energy, stress
and anxiety while promoting clarity of thought. Amethyst emits infrared rays which slightly raise the skins temperature to increase circulation. This nourishes the skins cells with oxygen to encourage regeneration


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