The Gua Sha Magic Lift

What Is Gua Sha?

Originating from traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), ‘Gua’ means to scrape and ‘Sha’ means to stagnant blood/energy. In treatments, a stone is scraped across the skin to improve energy flow (Qi), stimulate the lymphatic system and promote natural healing. 

Chinese Face Mapping
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Reena has had the privilege of training with Francesca Canzano-Franklin, a Chinese Medicine Practitioner and the founder of Philosophia Botanica. She is trained in the ancient knowledge of Face Mapping whereby the skin reveals a deeper connection to the body based on TCM. All these elements are considered throughout the treatment.

Benefits of Gua Sha

  • Helps with lymphatic flow (and this is what it has become most famous for in recent western times)

  • Improvement in skin (fine lines, wrinkles, texture, conditions) because energy (Qi) is flowing better through meridians and our lymphatic system is able to clear waste and toxins more efficiently

  • Helps to sculpt, tone and de-stress neck and facial muscles. This is achieved once Qi flow and lymphatic drainage have been correctly addressed. 

What To Expect In A Treatment
Relaxing Facial

  • A cleanse and exfoliation of the face using clean, plant based products, followed by a basic head, scalp and facial massage to warm up the face and open up lymphatics.

  • Gua Sha crystals are intricately worked on the neck and face to release tension, lift and tone muscles and drain lymph nodes. Specialist techniques are used to allow energy (Qi) to flow throughout meridians and heal the skin naturally.

  • The treatment ends with hot stone foot reflexology to bring balance and calm to the whole body...encouraging you to heal and rest.