If you are a fan of TikTok, you may be already familiar with Gua Sha tutorials. You could be also familiar with clips wherein users apply an angled, smooth stone on their faces. The therapy has witnessed unprecedented popularity lately. Many users insist that the appliance has reduced their wrinkles, made their complexion clear, and led to a more sculpted look.
So, what is Gua Sha all about?
It is an alternative, natural therapy, which includes scraping your skin using a massage tool that boosts blood circulation. It is an ancient healing technique that originated in China. Many people believe that it provides a unique approach for improved health and handling issues, such as chronic pain.
Gua Sha is a therapy wherein a technician will scrape your skin using long and short strokes for stimulating the soft tissue’s microcirculation that boosts blood flow. The technicians make these strokes with an instrument referred to as the Gua massage device. They apply massage oil to the skin and use the device to scrape the skin repeatedly in a downward direction.
Advantages of the therapy
There have been records of the usage of Gua Sha evolving in China’s Ming Dynasty. Many practitioners feel it is extremely useful to alleviate pain and increase energy flow and circulation. There have been several Chinese studies about how effective the therapy is. Even researchers in America have also started sharing their findings lately. Here are some of the top benefits of Gua Sha listed below:
- Removes tension from your muscles
Many experts feel that when the gua sha tool applies pressure regularly, the knotted areas get untangled, and the built-up tension in the muscle is released.
- Reduces wrinkles and fine lines
The advocates of this therapy claim that it can improve a person’s appearance temporarily by reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
- Enhance blood circulation
When a technician scrapes your facial skin gently with the gua sha tool, there is an increase in blood circulation in those areas. It also means that your body is getting a signal that the area requires greater blood circulation.
- Helps in lymphatic drainage
The therapy can remove fluid build-up, and that can minimize puffiness.
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