Benefits of Gua Sha facial massage and lymphatic drainage
Benefits of LILIXIR Gua Sha therapy - wellness tool for facial massage and lymphatic drainage
In the world of skincare, we are always on the lookout for innovative and effective tools that can elevate our beauty rituals. One such gem is the LILIXIR GUA SHA therapy tool - an ancient Chinese technique that combines facial massage and lymphatic drainage. In this blog post, we will delve into the benefits of GUA SHA therapy for skin wellness, explore the do's and don'ts, and provide guidance on who should use it, when, and how often.
If you are looking for the best wellness tools to give yourself an unbelievable facial massage, then you've come to the right place. The gua sha facial massage and lifting tool and facial roller are two of the best wellness tools to help improve the quality of your skin and provide a luxurious massage experience.
Other tools such as ice globes and wands can also be used to enhance the facial massage experience, giving you the best results.
Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of gua sha stones and how they can help you relax and rejuvenate.
The Magic of LILIXIR Gua Sha Therapy
LILIXIR GUA SHA therapy is a facial massage technique that involves using a specially designed stone tool to gently massage and scrape the skin. This traditional practice has been passed down through generations, and its benefits extend beyond relaxation and rejuvenation.
The unique shape and texture of the LILIXIR Gua Sha tool help stimulate circulation, promote lymphatic drainage, and aid in the absorption of skincare products. This therapy is known to enhance the overall health and appearance of the skin, resulting in a radiant and youthful complexion.
What is Gua Sha?
Gua sha is a modern skincare practice based on traditional Chinese medicine in which a tool is used to scrape people's skin in order to produce light petechiae.
Practitioners believe that Gua Sha releases unhealthy body matter from blood stasis in painful, tired, stiff or injured muscle areas to stimulate new flow of oxygenated blood to the areas, thereby promoting repair, regeneration, healing and recovery of metabolic cells.
Gua Sha is sometimes referred to as "scraping", "spooning" or "coining" by English speakers. The treatment has also been known by the French name, tribo-effleurage. Gua Sha has well known health benefits and can have adverse effects, if used incorrectly.
It is also used as a point-pressure facial massage and a facial lifting tool. At LILIXIR, we recommend gua sha facial massage to enhance your beauty rituals by promoting the blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, smoothing your skin and leaving your face lifted and radiant after use.
The Benefits of Gua Sha Therapy
LILIXIR Gua Sha therapy offers a wide range of benefits for skin wellness. Firstly, it improves blood circulation, which helps deliver essential nutrients to the skin cells while promoting a natural glow. Additionally, the gentle scraping motion of the tool stimulates lymphatic drainage, reducing puffiness and aiding in detoxification.
Gua Sha therapy can also help release muscle tension, promoting a more relaxed and serene state. Over time, regular use of the LILIXIR Gua Sha tool can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, sculpt facial contours, and enhance the overall texture and tone of the skin.
The use of this technique "invigorates blood flow, releases heat-toxins, activates numerous body locations, and stimulates an immunological response delivering good cells to the area." In other words, you're exerting active pressure on your skin to expel the undesired toxins and liquids that are residing beneath it.
Some users might say that Gua Sha facial massage is better than Botox and it's a natural and non-invasive rejuvenating solution.
As a treatment in traditional Chinese medicine, Gua Sha utilizes a base (facial oil, lotion or water) and a smooth material (jade plates, metal plates and even spoons) to stimulate a specific area of the body.
Benefits of Gua Sha are not limited to just the face, it can be used on your neck and cleavage, hands, back and shoulders as well.
Gua Sha benefits for Facial and Body Massage
Ultrasonic pulses are created when friction occurs as the tool scrapes across the skin. Healing is improved with a higher pulse and frequency. Ultrasonic pulses with a high frequency are more effective at breaking up scar tissue. The muscles, tissues, and blood vessels can be stimulated and vibrated more effectively at the greater pace.
We recommend using Gua Sha for 5 minutes twice a day, with a small amount of facial oil-based serum such as LILIXIR Ageless Rejuvenating Day Serum and LILIXIR Ageless Rejuvenating Night Serum.
- Promotes blood circulation unveiling an ageless glow
- Promotes lymphatic drainage
- Smooths out facial expressions and re-educates facial muscles to lift, tone and increase skin elasticity
- Enhances product absorption
- Awakens cells and accelerates healing and clearing up the skin
- Works by engaging tissue to eliminate fluid build-up in the lymph nodes (which can give an impression of a more contoured face)
- It has calming properties and aids in meditation, reflection, and self-love
- Good for all skin types and multiple body parts.
How to use Gua Sha stone for a facial massage
1. Start with a clean face and prep skin with a facial oil or serum.
2. Keep the tool flat against the face and begin with the forehead.
3. Gently scrape in an upwards motion from the eyebrows to the hairline.
4. Move to the cheeks and scrape in an outwards motion starting from the crease of the nose until the ear.
5. Move to the jawline and use the end of the Gua Sha tool with the two curves.
6. Start from the chin and scrape until the ear.
7. Gently massage the Gua Sha tool into the ear to release tension.
8. For the under-eye area, very gently scrape the Gua Sha from the inner corner of the eye outwards to the temple.
9. Because the area is so sensitive, it is important to only apply light pressure.
10. Sanitize or clean it with warm water and soap before and after each use.
It is always advisable to have your own personal Gua Sha tool (like a toothbrush), and not share it with anyone. Also, be careful while using it with oils, it can get slippery and easily dropped and broken into pieces. Choose to buy gua sha tools that come with sustainable and recyclable packaging.
Do's and Don'ts of Gua Sha Therapy
To maximize the benefits and ensure a safe and effective experience, it is important to follow a few guidelines. Firstly, always start with a clean face and apply a few drops of your preferred facial oil or serum to provide lubrication.
Use gentle, upward strokes and maintain light pressure to avoid skin irritation or bruising. Remember to always move the tool in an outward and upward direction, following the natural contours of your face. It's also essential to clean the GUA SHA tool after each use to maintain hygiene.
Avoid using the tool on broken or irritated skin and be cautious around sensitive areas such as the eyes.
Who Should Use Gua Sha Therapy and How Often
Gua Sha therapy is suitable for most skin types, but it's essential to listen to your skin and adjust the pressure accordingly. Those with sensitive skin may benefit from using the tool less frequently or opting for gentler strokes.
As for the frequency, incorporating Gua Sha therapy into your skincare routine 2-3 times a week is a good starting point. However, you can adjust the frequency based on your skin's response and personal preference. It is best to perform the therapy in the morning or evening, depending on your schedule and preferences.
In conclusion, the LILIXIR Gua Sha therapy tools offer a natural and holistic approach to skincare, combining facial massage and lymphatic drainage for radiant and rejuvenated skin.
By embracing this ancient beauty ritual, you can enhance blood circulation, promote lymphatic drainage, and unveil a healthier complexion. Remember to follow the do's and don'ts, listen to your skin's needs, and incorporate Gua Sha therapy into your routine at a frequency that works best for you. Indulge in this timeless practice and witness the transformative effects of LILIXIR Gua Sha therapy on your skin's wellness.
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