The Eastern Face Lift
GUA SHA FACIAL SIGNATURE
Our multi-award winning Gua Sha facial treatment is based on Chinese Medicine protocols, and incorporates face mapping, acupressure points, lymphatic drainage and ‘the lifting’ massage techniques with our bespokenly designed Gua Sha boards along with our all-natural skincare range.
The practice of Gua Sha, also known as cao gio, is an ancient practice for energy flow and blood circulation and is an essential part of traditional Chinese medicine. Back in the days a stone made from jade was used to scrape the skin all over the body in order to treat diseases. This process is believed to stimulate blood circulation to the muscles, tissues and organs and to detoxify the body of stagnant “qi”. The goal of the treatment is to enhance blood flow to the skin and the effectiveness of gua sha comes from the way it stimulates the deeper layers of skin.
Our facial signature treatment improves skin complexion, drains excess fluids and toxins, refreshes and firms the skin, reduces fine lines, restores facial skin tone and brings blood flow to stagnant muscles and skin; it helps balancing the Qi, while deeply cleansing, detoxifying, stimulating and revitalising the skin naturally.
This ancient tool is used in rhythmic strokes to massage, smooth and scrape the skin to release stagnation, muscle tension and tightness in the face. It irons out fine lines, tightens and speeds up the elimination of congestion such as eye bag.
The firm but gentle scraping movements encourage lymph drainage to the face and neck which detoxify, helping to clear sinus congestion, prevent acne, dark skin pigmentation and puffiness or dark circles under the eyes. Regular Gua Sha helps prevent acne breakouts by reducing clogged pores, can reduce acne scarring as it encourages new skin growth and will also allow the organic facial oils to penetrate deeper to nourish the skin.
Our bespoke treatment is designed for all skin types and is the ultimate natural alternative to Botox.
The facial includes an oil cleanse combined with a gentle exfoliation, facial acupressure, our massage ritual, face pressure points, a nourishing face mask and a décolleté, hands, arms and head massage.
FACE GUA SHA BENEFITS:
Boosts blood flow and circulation and tones the muscles of the face and neck
Instantly lifts, sculpts and plumps the skin
Relaxes muscle tension in the face and neck
Movement Medicine! Moves stagnant Qi and blood that contributes to dark circles & under-eye bags
Helps the skin recover from blemishes & acne scars
Prevents wrinkles and helps smooth existing lines
De-puffs and slims the face
At Philosophia Botanica we strongly believe that beauty routines are about making positive improvements to your health. Our founder and Chinese Medicine practitioner has captured the essence of thousands of years of Chinese wisdom into a gentle yet powerful face technique.
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Our International Team is available for training for Spas and Clinics and rituals can be tailored according to needs.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a Philosophia Botanica Signature Facial. Training is currently available not only in person, but also online. Should you require training from other international locations, do not hesitate to contact us.