How to Massage Fat Away with Gua Sha Treatments
Yes. You heard that right. It’s not a gimmick—there’s a massage treatment on the market that has slimming effects called Gua Sha.
We’ve spoken about our Gua Sha treatment before, however, more studies are mounting that attest to its benefits, most notably how it contours and slims the face.
Gua Sha is a relaxing lymphatic draining massage that dates back to Ancient China. Typically performed on the face and neck, Gua Sha can be done all over the body. According to one study, one full-body treatment causes a patient to lose five or six pounds overnight. It’s no wonder that Cate Blanchett, Kris Jenner, and Selena Gomez rely on Gua Sha treatments to get them red-carpet ready.
The body can hold as much as 1.3 gallons of excess water in its soft tissues. The Gua Sha treatment stimulates this tissue thus draining the face of excess fluid, resulting in slimmer and firmer skin.
The treatment is a massage performed using two jade tools. The tools comb the face and stimulate the lymphatic nodes in soothing strokes. Each session is one hour, and there is no redness or downtime.