Videos of Beth Russell, LAc working on Joe (these are entertaining and informative!):
We refer to the holidays as “the most wonderful time of the year,” but it can also be a stressful time of year. When you’re stressed, it tends to show. We found a way for you to not only feel more relaxed, but look that way, too. Molly Riehl stops by Studio Sapaan to learn more about facial Gua Sha and get a lesson in facial rolling.
Want to treat yourself to a beauty and mood boost every single day? The secret may be facial rolling.
A New Beauty Trend and Celebrating Slow Fashion: Gua Sha Massage Is Administered with a Cooling Jade Stone
Usually during a facial, the treatment focuses on various topical products to achieve different results, which sometimes can cause irritation. The Gua Sha massage and Thai compress, however, only rely on a neutral oil, a gentle pearl exfoliating powder, and the natural herbs in the compress; the main treatment is the massage itself, which is absolute HEAVEN. One doesn’t realize just how much stress and tension is held in the muscles of the face and jaw until a qualified person works on them. Over the course of the hour-long treatment, I could actually feel my skin lifting, the tension in my muscles and jaw melting, and the toxins being flushed away. And that pesky line? Gone!
The treatment was almost a month (and two fashion shows) ago, and the line has come back a little—but the overall effects of the treatment continue. At $110 per treatment, it’s not cheap, but compare that to the cost of injections, Botox, and other cosmetic procedures, and it’s a downright steal. Plus, no pain or downtime! While I’ll still be going to my much-trusted facialist for regular surface treatments, I’ll definitely be incorporating this new technique into my self-care routine.