Facial gua sha is a wonderful form of massage. It’s been trending in the beauty industry for several years but its origin as a treatment tool in Chinese medicine is often lost. This context is important - gua sha integrates seamlessly with your acupuncture and holistic dermatology treatment plan.
I recommend facial gua sha self care to all of my cosmetic acupuncture patients, those suffering with jaw tension, acne, rosacea, melasma, or an uneven complexion, and anyone looking for a calming, stress relieving facial care ritual.
How does gua sha facial rolling work?
Tones the sympathetic nervous system
Releases facial muscle tension from physical and emotional holding patterns
Encourages the flow of blood and lymphatic fluid
It’s like foam rolling for your face.
What are the benefits of regular facial rolling?
Calms the mind, supports emotional balance and stress management
Reduces puffiness and sagging
Improves muscle and skin tone
Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
Restores a balanced, calm expression
Jade rollers are everywhere, but they are not all equal.
Why use the dual sphere roller?
It enables precise stimulation of acupoints of the face, neck, and chest
It snuggly “squeezes” muscles and connective tissue at bony prominences, providing an enhanced draining, sculpting, and firming effect
I find gua sha rolling to be the easiest, most enjoyable way to add regular facial massage to my self care routine.
How do I use my roller?
Once you’ve made a purchase, schedule a Gua Sha Tutorial Virtual Visit. We’ll discuss your skin concerns and goals, and I will share how you can use your tool most effectively.
How should I clean my roller?
Wash the stone spheres with gentle soap and water after each use. Dry gently with a towel or let air dry. Do not soak the spheres or handle.