Guasha massage: benefits and contraindications.


There are many ways to prolong youth and beauty in the world. Eastern methods have been very popular in recent decades. Therefore, Guasha massage is used by many cosmetologists and masseurs to improve the condition of the skin of the whole body. This is a type of lymphatic drainage massage that can be used to massage the whole body. The main effect of this type of massage is elastic skin, getting rid of excess fluid, improving lymph movement. Guasha massage is a way of harmonious, natural rejuvenation. This type of massage is quite simple, but you should be aware of the basic rules for its implementation and contraindications.

Experts say that regular use of Guasha massage has a hugely positive effect, namely:

  • reducing the appearance of wrinkles,
  • improving the tone of the face, giving it a more sculptural appearance
  • elimination of toxins
  • improving complexion
  • reduction of edema,
  • improvement of lymph flow,
  • acceleration of blood flow
  • increased oxygen volume
  • fight against pigmentation,
  • skin cleansing.

Cosmetologists use a variety of Guasha massage techniques. The choice of technique depends on the problem the client wants to deal with and the condition of the skin.

Although all types of massage have common characteristics:

  • using special scrapers,
  • massage movements go in the direction of the massage lines from bottom to top,
  • using a serum or cream to glide over the skin.

Guasha massage techniques:

  • intense movement with strong pressure.
  • slow movements with light pressure.
  • fast but smooth movements.

During the massage, the plate is held slightly tilted to the surface of the skin. When massaging the face, the movements should be smoother and slower so as not to damage the sensitive areas of the eyelids, lips, and wings of the nose. The massage session lasts about 30 minutes.

Before a massage, you should cleanse your skin of cosmetics and impurities. Then apply oil or massage cream. Experts recommend using special cosmetics for massage. You should wash off the cosmetic after the massage. If you do not do this, all the toxins and dirt that come out through the pores during the massage will remain on your skin and reduce the effectiveness of the massage.

Also, experts warn that some clients may have slight bruises after the massage. This is a natural reaction of your blood vessels and skin to physical external influences. But, if the bruises are too large and do not disappear for several days, this means that the massage technique has been violated.

Types of scrapers for Guasha massage.
Cosmetologists draw your attention to the fact that each type of scraper has its purpose. Therefore, if you want to perform self-massage, you should choose the right tool depending on the tasks that you want to solve.

The material from which the scraper is made:

  • jade, topaz, carnelian, agate,
  • turtle shell,
  • horn,
  • wood,
  • metal,
  • plastic.

Kind of the scraper.

  1. Wide square ones are designed for body massage.
  2. Have narrow scrapers with rounded ends to massage the face, neck, and décolleté area.
  3. Frequency of use of gouache massage.

If you suffer from morning swelling, you can use the message every day for 5-10 minutes.
If you want to smooth out wrinkles and improve skin tone, use a longer massage a couple of times a week. If you have a thin face with a minimum amount of fat, use the Guasha massage every two weeks.

The Guasha body massage can be used as a course for a month, and then once a week to maintain the effect. Anti-cellulite massage with Guasha scraper can be used every other day before the onset of a positive effect.

Contraindications for using gouache massage:

  • high temperature,
  • oncological diseases,
  • skin problems during an exacerbation.

Also, people who have fillers cannot use massage due to the risk of disrupting their placement. Movement of the scraper can dislodge the filler and remove the drug prematurely.

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