Holistic Therapies – Gua Sha Massage Therapy

A Therapeutic Treatment & Anti Ageing Non Surgical Facelifts

About Gua Sha

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I’m very likely one of a handful of people using this unique therapy in the UK. It is effective for therapeutic, injury and pain relief as well as for cosmetic use.

Well renown for its deep tissue, cleansing and penetrating effect, Gua Sha is not for the “fluffy” who are used to the very gentle approach. This therapy is famous for getting to the heart of the “hurt” areas and bringing much need oxygen to painful, injured or just plain sluggish areas of the body.

A circulation booster like no other, you can be sure that Gua Sha gets right into the tension and helps to relieve the toxins hiding away under the skin. Once you try it you’ll never look back!

How Gua Sha Therapy Is Performed

Step One
 The area that will be treated will first be moisturized with massage oil.  I can also use other types of oil such as coconut oil, olive oil, essential oils or vics vapor rub if you have a cold. (It is also beneficial to first take a hot bath before the treatment in order to warm up the muscles and increase blood circulation.)
Step Two
The area is then scraped  in specific directions using a smooth edged gua sha tool
Step Three
Continue to stroke in a downward motion until red colour or petechiae surfaces to the skin completely.

Benefits of Gua Sha Therapy

Relief from aches, pains and stiffness

Increases circulation

Releases stagnation

Promotes blood flow, aiding recovery

Detoxifies and cleanses the body

Nourishes the cells

Relaxes and Rejuvinates

How The Therapy Works

In Chinese Medicine, blood stagnation is considered to cause many diseases.  The scraping technique can release the body of blood stagnation.  When Gua Sha is applied, it quickly releases blockages in your body that has been caused by stagnant blood.
It actually mimics sweating and promotes circulation of your body fluids. By doing so, it helps to normalize cellular metabolic processes and release toxic waste from your deep cellular tissues.  As your blood and qi circulation increases, it helps to oxidize your cells as well as to nourish them.  By letting your body get rid of this old stagnant blood, new and healthier blood cells can be created.
Once your body releases excess waste, it can then allow your new cells to efficiently absorb more nutrients. In other words, Gua Sha is a great body detoxification and deep massage technique.

Cosmetic Gua Sha and Gua Sha Facials

Gua sha is one of the gems of Chinese medicine. Used in many of the eastern countries and slowly becoming more common in the west, it is claimed to take over the non-surgical methods of cosmetic facials. An amazing way to lift and tone the face without expensive chemical treatments.

Very effective, It works by stimulating the skin to release to the surface, stagnant blood and toxins. Tissues are invigorated with oxygenated blood and it has been found to increase circulation by more than 300% more than conventional massage.

By scraping on the skin it can become dis-coloured an hour or so after and this can last for up to 2-3 days. Although this might look like the skin has suffered trauma it is in fact the healing crisis in effect. The toxins will seep through the skin, so you should be drinking plenty of water after the treatment.

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Ray Haq Anti-ageing Non surgical Facelifts

I have developed a unique facelift treatment – a combination of gua sha, facial massage and acupressure techniques using natural enriching anti ageing oils to smooth wrinkles, tighten skin and lift the muscles or the face and neck.

Gua sha treatments are £40 per hour. Please contact me on 07870902881 or rayhaq93@yahoo.co.uk to book

Ray Haq Gua Sha & Holistic Therapy Locations, Prices & Booking Info

I offer a range of complementary therapies and massage therapies in the South Manchester and Glossop areas.

Prices for Gua Sha are £40 hour. Other massage and treatment prices per can be viewed here.

Please contact me on 07870902881 or rayhaq93@yahoo.co.uk  if you have any questions or would like to book a treatment.

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