Facial Gua-sha is a massage technique designed to relieve tension in the muscles of the face, boost blood circulation and encourage lymphatic drainage to banish bloat.
It helps break up fascia – the connective tissue that hugs muscles but can sometimes interfere with optimal circulation — and can even help to make your face look slimmer (albeit temporarily). Devotees swear by its ability to ward off headaches and jaw pain and brighten skin (due to the boost in circulation). Some even consider it a Botox alternative for its ability to unkink settled-in muscle folds.
Beauty Restored – The benefits of facial Gua sha
Transform your complexion with our facial massage techniques
Written on your face
You can tell a lot about someone just by looking at their face.
Not just the expression their pulling, or the immediate mood they happen to be in. But health and wellbeing is also written on your face.
That's because, according to Chinese medicine, your beauty is an external reflection of your internal health.
Our beauty routines are about making positive improvements to your health. Our Esthetician Kathy, has captured the essence of thousands of years of Chinese wisdom into a series of powerful one-minute rituals.
Simple and quick to do, they fit neatly into our modern lives, offering a transformative approach to health and wellbeing.
And in turn, giving you a healthy, glowing and radiant complexion.
Restore your beauty
This is one iconic Chinese techniques for improving your complexion. We've refined it so you it can be done in just one 15 - 30 minute session
This is Gua sha (press stroke). Kathy uses a sleek Hayo’u Beauty RestorerTM made from Xiuyan jade, it's been used in Chinese facial massage for thousands of years, and revered for its restorative, cooling properties.
Our studies showed that 82% of women saw an immediate, positive effect after just one-minute's use.
Gua sha is a simple press and stroke technique along the contours of your face, as shown.
This beauty treatment has been used across Asia for thousands of years. It's renowned for its unique ability to increase circulation under the skin, bringing in nutrients and boosting collagen.
So, rather than applying a cream or serum to improve your skin from the outside, you're activating your body to nourish your skin in a more deep and meaningful way.
In fact, this self-massage technique has been shown in studies to boost circulation by 400%. It stimulates the dermis to support collagen production, manipulating areas of tension to relax facial muscles, exponentially increases blood and lymphatic flow. All this leads to a brighter, healthier, more radiant complexion.
Gua sha is fast becoming a buzzword in the beauty industry. This massage technique stimulates the dermis to support collagen and elastin production and releases tension to relax facial muscles. It has been shown in studies to exponentially increase circulation and aid lymphatic flow, release congestion and soothe sore eyes and skin, resulting in a brighter, healthier, radiant complexion.