The Gua Sha Massage: What You Should Know?

Even if you are unfamiliar with gua sha massage, it's likely that you have seen the colorful face massagers used for facial shaping. The makers of these massagers claim that they may also lessen acne scars, smooth wrinkles, elevate brows, and remove dark circles and puffiness.

Gua sha is one of the several treatments used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat patients for thousands of years. Literally meaning "scraping sand," the red rash that develops after a gua sha session is made up of tiny red spots called petechiae that are brought on by minute capillaries rupturing. This "scraping" kind of massage is commonly used on the neck, arms, back, legs, chest, and buttocks, but it may be beneficial for the entire body.

One to three times a week for five to ten minutes is the recommended frequency for face massagers. Although it is not required, they work best when used with a gentle face mask or a moisturizer like rose hip oil. If you want to treat additional areas of your body at home, get the best gua sha tool for your specific needs. Additionally, remember to start slowly; you may always apply more pressure later.

Gua sha is regarded as a fairly safe procedure when carried out correctly by a qualified professional or even by oneself. Even though it is often seen to be safe, it shouldn't be used with antiplatelet or anticoagulant medications. Utilize sterilized items as well to reduce the risk of infections. Before arranging an appointment for gua sha, you should absolutely discuss your plan with your doctor.


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