Cupping/ Facial Gua Sha
Cupping helps improve circulation by bringing fresh blood to the area. Traditional cupping, sometimes referred to as “fire cupping," uses heat to create a vacuum-like suction inside of glass or ceramic cups. This treatment typically leaves a painless mark on the body that usually lasts for a few days. The mark left behind is caused by the suction of the cups and shows the toxins that are being brought to the surface. The color and pattern of the mark depends on the level of stagnation in the area, and can range from bright red to purple. Cupping is great for loosening muscles, neck pains, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, and even cellulite.
Facial Gua Sha:
This is a technique that is becoming more and more popular as people are seeking more natural approaches to beauty regimens and has even been referred to as an "Eastern Face-Lift." This quick procedure involves a flat, horn shaped jade tool that is used to scrape the skin. Although this is considered a "new" beauty trend this practice is actually centuries old and dates back to the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). This process is believed to stimulate blood circulation to the muscles, tissues and organs; detox the body of stagnate qi, reduce stiffness, pain and increase mobility (Singapore TCM College). When applied to the face it can reduce fine lines and firm trouble areas of the face. Try it for your self today!