HAVEN's New Service: Facial Gua Sha Massage and Facial Cupping
Facial Gua Sha and Facial Cupping with Lynn Gallagher
If you are familiar with the modalities here at HAVEN and have been following us for awhile, maybe you notice the differentiation of the techniques we offer. Intentionally, we offer a variety of body work and healing practices in order to enhance your overall wellness. As you know, our services include energy work, body work, acupuncture, functional medicine, amongst many other modalities. We most especially pride ourselves in being rooted in lineages/techniques that our practitioners have received advanced trainings for.
This fall, we are adding facial gua sha and facial cupping to our menu with Lynn Gallagher, a licensed esthetician who specializes in a holistic approach to beauty and wellness. With her background in yoga, meditation and reiki, she aims to blend these healing/holistic alternative practices with you through skincare and facial massage.
In short, Gua Sha Facial Massage aims to increase circulation of the skin (of the face) and stimulates the lymphatic system. In doing so, the skin can fundamentally transform when cleared from stagnation. Gua Sha, in Mandarin, means “to scrape”, or literally translates into “to scrape sand”. Facial gua sha, more gentler than what is traditionally used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) on the body, can benefit the skin by depuffing, reducing irritations and erythema (redness), transforming texture, and releasing facial tension that can lead to lines and wrinkles to name a few.
Paired with facial cupping, the gentle suction will enhance muscular stimulation, further relieving tension, stimulating circulation, and regenerating/repairing the skin. With its de-puffing, muscle relaxing, and texture transforming power, facial Gua Sha and cupping are a simple yet highly effective technique to meet your skins’ individual needs.
Sessions with Lynn will include a skin consultation and customized gua sha facial massage and/or cupping to create a foundation of radiance and vitality for your skin and its health.