Have you ever heard the expression, “There is nothing new under the sun?” The observation is true. Now, more than ever before, gua sha has become a huge trend in the most innovative spas and treatment rooms – but gua sha principles are hardly new, dating back at least three thousand years.
Gua sha sculpting and lifting facials are based on Traditional Chinese Medicine principles that have been integrated into Western aesthetics techniques. Bottom line? 10 basic gua sha facial points (also used in acupuncture) are used as markers in facial massage movements along meridian pathways of the face and body. A combination of hands and jade tools in massage movements along these points will open meridian energy channels and provide a noninvasive means of sculpting facial contours.
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Founder and CEO of Le Mieux Cosmetics and PurErb, Janel Luu has over 38 years of experience in the beauty industry as an educator, researcher, and formulator. She has taught over 40,000 skin care professionals and physicians on topics ranging from the latest antiaging cellular technology to centuries-old meridian gua sha techniques. Luu firmly believes that every day, you have the opportunity to learn new things, re-create your vision, and change your destiny.