Guasha: facial treatment
In China, beauty and health are closely connected. That is why a special relaxing treatment for the face has been developed from the traditional scrape therapy. The purpose of this extremely soft technique is to improve the energy flow, the blood circulation and the lymphatic circulation of the face.
Further this treatment improves the production of collagen and the drainage of wastes and toxins.
The advantages of a Guasha facial treatment are (among other things): a better blood circulation, reduction of pigmentation and a firm/smooth skin.
Thanks to the better blood circulation of the face, the skin will look healthier and the strengthening of the connective tissue will make the skin look younger and fresher.
By stimulating the acupressure points on the meridians in the face, this treatment has a positive effect on the health as well.
A Guasha facial treatment is not only suitable as a relaxing or beauty treatment but is also benefits people with headaches, eye problems, facial paralyses, chronic rhino sinusitis and other head problems. It can also be used as a treatment to improve the facial skin with problems such as blackheads, acne and problem skin.
During a Guasha facial treatment we work with scrapers made from horn, jade or rose quartz, possibly supplemented with rollers of jade, quartz of other minerals.
This special technique was introduced in the Netherlands by Harris Sleegers from “Guasha Opleidingen Santai” (Guasha training Santai) in 2008.