Let's Talk: Gua Sha
Have you heard of Gua Sha?
Gua sha is the practice of using a tool to apply pressure and scrape the skin to drain lymphatic fluid. The name gua sha — pronounced gwahshah — comes from the Chinese word for scraping. It may also be called skin scraping, spooning, or coining. When done consistently, this can relieve facial bloating, hormonal acne, and fading wrinkles.
The 𝐥𝐲𝐦𝐩𝐡𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐜 𝐬𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐦 is a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. (So, it’s basically a sewer system for our body.) The lymphatic system helps maintain fluid balance. If the lymphatic system does not work properly fluid may not drain effectively. As the fluid builds up, this can lead to swelling in the arms, legs, and face.
Since a large number of lymph nodes are located under your chin, near your clavicle, and behind your ears, a facial that’s specialized in lymphatic drainage can help revitalize your skin (and immune health) on a deeper level than topical treatments can reach.
Any questions I have about this I defer to Britta and Wildling Beauty! She is an amazing teacher!