Jade Rolling: Eastern Tradition to Ease Western Tension
by Ameann DeJohnIn today’s climate of extra high stress, women are seeking out alternative ways to relax and rejuvenate at the spa. Who better to consult with than the women of Eastern Asia who for centuries have enjoyed powerful and effective therapies to maintain ultimate health and beauty by means of natural sources?
For centuries ancient East Asian medicine has been used to treat a stressed and taxed body. In particular, the precious Jade stone, which has been known for more than 7,000 years, has been incorporated in a multitude of health, beauty, and wellness treatments. Considered a “royal gem” in East Asia, Jade’s worth is comparable to that of gold and diamonds in the West.
Jade contains vital elements that benefit the human body – including minerals and calcium – and is known to have far infrared rays in the same wavelength as the human body. This power emits a gentle steady energy that removes toxins from the body, calms the nervous system, and strengthens the immune system thus promoting a tranquil calm, an increase in endurance, healthy and radiant skin, and increased vitality.
This powerful stone can be incorporated into any treatment seamlessly through the use of hand held equipment. “Jade Rolling” is the act of gently massaging the skin with a smooth piece of jade positioned in a roller or by itself, which is referred to as a Jade Finger. Jade Rolling can be done on nearly every part of the body and can be incorporated in any treatment as a massage:
Use during a facial after cleansing and before exfoliating to increase blood flow, to stimulate the lymph system, and increase skin tone.
Use a cold stone with a soothing product following microdermabrasion treatments or peels to reduce heat and inflammation.
Use on the feet to reduce swelling and tiredness while a facial mask sets or during a lower body massage.
Use on the arms during a manicure or while a mask sets during a facial to increase lymph flow and bring relief from the repetitive motion of typing, common with office workers.
Use on the legs in a massage or during a pedicure to reduce swelling and exhaustion and to increase tone and energy.
Used cold, Jade increases the level of blood flow and calms the tissues.
Used hot, Jade promotes relaxation in the muscles and aids in deep penetration of products.
According to Jenelle Kim, Co-Founder of Jadience Herbal Formulas (formerly Chi Herbal Formulas), a company that offers a variety of Jade infused natural skin and health care products, Jade rebalances the body and discharges toxins without harmful side-effects. Jade is known to produce negative ions that encourage cell metabolism, strengthen the immune system, increase vitality (chi), and slow the aging process while promoting healthy and radiant skin.
Jade Rolling can be easily and very inexpensively incorporated into many treatments and spa services and yields great health and skin benefits. As something new and unique, offer this royal treatment once enjoyed by kings and queens of East Asia to pamper and soothe your clients.