GUA SHA Shi-Shenda Technique with Dr Cathy Certificate of Completion by Dr Catherine Lomartra
GUA SHA is an ancient massage technique that does more for your face than any product alone ever could
Ancient scraping massage technique developed by Traditional Chinese Medicine.. Began as a treatment done solely on the body to improve blood circulation, move lymphatic stagnation and release muscle tension. Over time a much gentler version was created for the face that involves a light gliding motion to tone lift and smooth the skin. Tools of various shapes made of crystal (such as jade or rose quartz) are used with light pressure in an upward and outward movement.
The aim is to depuff the face by facilitating lymphatic drainage into the neck and bring fresh blood and nutrients to the skin for that healthy glow.
As you gently scrape the skin, micro-curculation is improved, which brings oxygenated blood to the dermal layers clearing congestion, stimulating cell renewal and brightening your complexion. This rush of blood brings nutrients that make cell regeneration and tissue repair much more efficient.
Overall it’s an extremely easy addition to your morning or evening (or both!) skincare routine that takes 5 minutes and will give you a visible lift and glow each time.
GUA SHA TOOLS
In the past Gua Sha scraping tools were made of things like bone or even cow horns because they’re excellent conductors of energy. Today natural stone is used, as they are also said to emit energy. The Bian stone is the most prized as it’s found in only one place in the world, China and is the highest conductor of energy. Jade, rosequartz and aventurine can also be found easily.
Benefits of GUA SHA
Moves lymphatic fluid that gets built-up in the face like morning puffiness and carries away toxins that can contribute to acne and dull irritated skin.
tones the muscles of the facw chich can help with sagging skin
firms and hydrates the skin
relaxes muscle tension in the face and neck, contributing to full body stress relief
boosts blood flow and circulation
moves stagnant blood that contributes to dark circles and under-eye bags
helps the skin recover from blemishes and acne scars
prevents wrinkles and helps smooth existing lines
de-puffs and slims the face
instantly lifts and plumps the skin
allows serums to penetrate deeper post treatment
aids neck pain and headaches brought on by tight muscles or fascia
A wonderful addition to self care
WHY IS LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE IMPORTANT
Your lymphatic system is twice as big as your circulatory system. While your circulatory system has your heart to pump and clean your blood automatically, your lymph has no built in pump whatsoever. Lymph only moves through exercise, massage and diet With our modern lifestyle, it’s too easy for lymph to get backed up.
The lymphatic system was not fully understood in the Western world until as little as 20 years ago yet ancient systems of medicine such as TCM or Ayurveda see it as one of the first places to look for stagnation when the body is ill. The AMA ignores lymph stagnation as a cause of disease whereas other countries like Germany use lymphatic drainage techniques as a treatment for conditions such as fibrocystic breast disease, chronic sinusitis, allergies, arthritis, eczema, heart disease and more.
History of Gua Sha
Discussion of Choice of Tools
Learn Gua Sha Facial on Self
Learn Gua Sha Facial on Each Other
Each attendee will receive:
1) Gua Sha Tool
2) Product Samples
3) Special Gift from the Instructor
Dr. Lomartra’s technique will combine four technologies to maximize the Gua Sha Facial.
Each morning attendee will be provided with the knowledge, confidence tool and product to begin in the afternoon.