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Friday, May 11, 2018

Gwa Sha

When I ran into an old pal a couple of months back, I had to do a double take. She looked fantastic, years younger than the last time I saw her! I badgered her for her beauty secret. Reluctantly, she shared with me that she had been using an ancient Chinese massage technique called Gwa Sha.

Gwa Sha is a healing medical treatment that has been used for centuries throughout Asia. An implement is used to scrape the skin. Gwa means to scrape and Sha is the term for the red skin rash that results from the scraping. The redness is temporary and should disappear shortly.
Traditionally, spoons and coins are used. Scraping the skin helps encourage blood flow to the area, bringing nutrients to the skin and additionally promoting lymphatic drainage and toxin release. Collagen levels are boosted, resulting in a slimmer and firmer face.
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I have been spooning my face daily for almost 2 weeks now and I do notice some differences. My face appears slightly lifted and the nasal labial folds and marionette lines are less prominent.The scraping actually exfoliates the skin and the effects are just like what you expect after a scrub - brighter and more even toned. Even the eye bags are less visible!


Do try this simple massage and let me know the results.

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20 comments:

Sandee said...

They need to show this with old people. They always do this with young people. I'm just saying.

Have a fabulous day. ♥

betty said...

I'm going to try this! Its good to know you can see results since you've started it.

betty

Alex said...

My mother didn't use spoons, but did do a routine every night before bed that included cream, and massaging the facial skin upwards for 10-15 minutes. It must have worked because everyone thought she looked 10-12 years younger than she was. :D

Lydia C. Lee said...

I need to do this -I also think I need to google marionette lines as I suspect I have them #globalblogging

Hena Tayeb said...

Oh wow I am intrigued.. it looks fascinating.. good to hear you have noticed a difference in only two weeks.

http://www.henatayeb.blogspot.com

stevebethere said...

I agree with Sandee LOL

Have a spoontastic week :-)

white and vintage said...

I have nerver heard about this, but it looks amazing. I want to try this. Thanks for sharing. I follow you and I would be happy if you follow back :)
Have a nice week!

indah nuria Savitri said...

I heard about it before but never really tried it, Veronica. I guess it will be great to try it soon :)

Teresa Kindred said...

Interesting! Will check it out!

XmasDolly said...

Hmmmm I agree with Sandee they really do need to use older models. I've never heard this one before, but I have my routine and I've been trying the Crepe Erase. So far it's done NOTHING and it really irks me that I fell for this.. well they say you can get your money back, so we'll see. Have a great day my friend! hugs

Amanda McCusker said...

That's really interesting! It seems like a better option than the products I am using on my face. I will have to give this a try, especially for the uplifting part. Have a great week :)

Sandee said...

Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

Sakuranko said...

Oh very interesting
xx

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I am going to try this, I need all the help I can get :)

Shooting Stars Mag said...

How interesting! I've never heard of this, but that's awesome you're seeing results. #bloggersbest

-Lauren
www.shootingstarsmag.net

kid can doodle said...

Really? I'm very skeptical as I usually fall for these things!

Helena TheQueenofCollage said...

This sounds like rather a strange practice to me #GlobalBlogging

Nigel Higgins said...

What an interesting post Thank you for linking to #Thatfridaylinky please come back next week

Sarah Stockley said...

Well who'd have thought!? I am 37 and I still feel young but have noticed my skin is not as glowy as it once was. I must give the spoons a try. #FabFridayPost

Sarah Howe said...

How interesting! Not heard of this before but glad working for you. Thanks for sharing with #bloggersbest x

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