The Benefits of Facial Massage, Gua Sha and Facial Cupping

Woman using a gua sha tool on her face

Facial massage, gua sha and facial cupping are ancient rituals that have been used for centuries to improve the appearance and health of the skin.

Although they may seem like new trends, these rituals actually have a long history of use.

Each of these treatments has its own unique benefits.

And A-list celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lady Gaga and even Justin Bieber are doing it!

Facial massage can help to improve circulation, increase collagen production and reduce wrinkles.

Gua sha can help to improve the appearance of the skin by reducing inflammation and increasing lymphatic drainage.

Facial cupping can help to improve circulation and promote cell turnover.

What is facial massage and what are the benefits?

Facial massage improves your skins' health while also calming your facial muscles. It helps you look and feel better by relaxing and revitalising you.

Facial massage can help to improve circulation, increase collagen production and reduce wrinkles.

  • Improves the overall appearance of skin
  • Relieves sinus pressure
  • Reduces the appearance of acne
  • May assist with the relief of TMJ symptoms
  • can help tighten skin
  • Relieves tight muscles
  • Boosts circulation

What is facial cupping?

Cupping is an ancient Chinese medicine (TCM) technique that involves suctioning the skin away from the rest of the body in order to encourage the flow of qi (routinely applied on the back and legs as a way to decrease inflammation, rejuvenate fatigued muscles, and alleviate aches).

As you might expect, facial cupping follows the same rhythm—simply it's focused on your face.

Facial cupping can help to improve circulation and promote cell turnover.

The Benefits of Facial Cupping

Cupping is a form of alternative medicine in which suction cups are used to stimulate the skin and muscles. It can be applied to your face or your entire body.

Facial cups are smaller and softer than body cups. They’re used to gently pull the skin away from the deeper layers of fascia to increase blood flow to the area and rejuvenate the skin without leaving marks behind.

Body cups are bigger and primarily used to alleviate aches and pains but are also used to assist with belly fat and cellulite!

Cupping the face is intended to enhance blood circulation and stimulate the facial cells that produce collagen.

As a result, by reducing puffiness, you can lighten your complexion, lessen the appearance of scars, fine lines, and wrinkles, and tone your chin, jawline, and neck.

Facial cupping benefits:

  • Sculpts and contours the face
  • Stimulates collagen production and elasticity
  • Minimises the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Increases lymphatic flow
  • Enhance skin cell renewal

What is a Gua Sha and why should you use one?

Gua sha is a natural alternative therapy in which your skin is scraped with a massage implement to enhance circulation. This traditional Chinese therapeutic technique provides great skin and health benefits.

A Gua sha is a smooth-edged massage tool that scrapes your skin with short or long strokes to enhance blood flow by stimulating microcirculation of the soft tissue. 

The Skin Benefits of Gua Sha:

  • Relaxes facial tension
  • Reduces puffiness
  • Improves the skins' appearance
  • Boosts efficacy of skincare products

Gua sha can help to improve the appearance of the skin by reducing inflammation and increasing lymphatic drainage.

When used together, these beauty tools can provide an incredible boost to the health and appearance of your skin.

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