We’re no strangers when it comes to face lifts or facial devices that address our skin concerns. With a slew of new tools to experiment with, there are certain ones that do wonders for your skin. Enter gua sha. Derived from traditional East Asian medicine, you might have tried gua sha at a traditional Chinese medicine clinic or even heard about it from the older generations. Here, we decided to ask an expert to find out more about the technique and how it can benefit our skin.
What is Gua Sha?
As Dr Chen explains, “Gua Sha is a therapeutic method in TCM and it is widely used in Asia. By using a surface flattening technique we call ‘Gua’ and the petechiae and red rash similar to millet seed we call it ‘Sha’ are induced. There are a lot of different forms of Gua Sha and it all depends on the practitioner’s preference.”