Gua Sha Facial / Facelift

Facial Gua Sha is a gentle version of the Gua Sha applied to the body.  Gua Sha is a natural alternative therapy invented by the Ancient Chinese, which involves scraping the skin with a massage tool that is designated to stimulate microcirculation of the soft tissue, which increases blood circulation.   With Gua Sha we can address a wide variety of skin problems effectively.   You can see instant results, that have been observed, in erasing fine lines, puffiness and achieving a better complexion.  With additional Gua Sha sessions,  you will see the reduction of aging signs, such as wrinkles and sagging skin.  

With my Facial Gua Sha technique with Acupressure, three things happen in the first session:

1.  The surface of the skin and particular acupoints are stimulated to increase blood circulation and the flow of "Chi" (which results in a better complexion and reduces various skin problems).

2.  Tense facial muscles are relaxed as pressure is applied (reduce depth of wrinkle lines).

3.  Stagnant lymph is activated to clear out toxins (which reduce puffiness).



The benefits that people can achieve with the Guas Sha Facelift:

Firms  up your sagging facial muscles.

Smooths the skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles on your face.

Improves dark circles and bags under the eyes (the kind you get from advanced aging).

Lightens age spots and other skin discolorations.

Your complexion gets rosier and more radiant.

Helps to clear up acne, rosacea, and other skin diseases on your face.

Questions most often asked about a Gua Sha Acupressure Facial/Facelift:

Is a Gua Sha Facial / Facelift painful?

No.  it is not supposed to be painful at all.   You may notice the applied varied pressure.  There are areas that we may come across that you may feel a dull ache.  Those areas we need to work on the most because there may be a congestion of 'chi' (chi is the energy/life source through the meridians in the body) or an area of lymphatic blockage.  At these points I may need to scrape with lighter pressure and slower strokes to mitigate this particular problem, which may take a few sessions.  After a few sessions, working on these congested points, they will be clear and no ache/pain at all. 

Does facial Gua Sha cause bruises?

Unlike body Gua Sha, I have special facial tools that are held at different angles and used with a lot less force for the facial sensitive areas.   Areas may become red, which is normal, but will go away quickly. 

I DO NOT apply Gua Sha directly to any prior inflamed skin, such as acne, etc. 

What is a Gua Sha tool?

There are many Gua Sha tools, for different areas of the body.  Ancient Chinese started with using ceramic spoons.  Other materials now used are jade, bian stone, wood, stainless steel among other materials.   I use Jade and Rose Quartz for the face. My tools are designed to fit the face, the facial contours.   

I use stainless (Graston IASTM technique) tools for the other parts of the body.  (as well as bian stone) 

For other questions you may have, please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns and I will get back with you as soon as possible.  

If you are ready to get started with a new healthy glow and stop the facial aging signs, look years younger and feel great!..   Go ahead and book your appointment and let's get started! 


** When you Book Online, your Gua Sha Facial/Facelift,  you will receive a Free Gift. 

You will receive a Gua Sha Facial tool to use at home to maintain your beautiful complexion. 

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Looking forward to meeting you soon! 

Darlene McDowell

       Marsha Zimmerman Credentials:                                        Darlene McDowell Credentials:                     WKU BA Communications (Public & Interpersonal)                Hypnosis Motivational Institute College of Hypnotherapy       Study of Communications Theory and Humanities for Education   Fowler Wainwright International Masters Life Coaching         Expert Rating Specializing Life Coaching/Counseling           HMI Certification Handwriting Analysis and Profiler

 20+ years teacher/coach/mentor/consultant (Teens/Adults)      AHA Certification Hypnosis Specialist for PTSD     

 HMI  Motivational Personal Development Hypnotherapy           AHA Certification Hypnosis and Weight Loss Specialist                                                                       AHA Certification for Hypnosis for Smoking Cessation           Marsha Zimmerman's education, degrees, background and         AHA Certification for Neuro Linguistic Programming

 continuing education is able to extend her expertise in       AHA Certification Specialist for Sports/Athletic Performance

 the realm of Career (individual or corporate) Coaching,       AHA Certification Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator

 as well as Hypnotherapy, Relationship Coaching and            AHA Certification Hypnosis Specializing in Trauma Recovery

 Behavioral modification.                                      AHA Certification Hypnosis for Pain Management

                                                               IVS Training Academy Acupressure for Pain Relief

                                                               IVS Training Academy Gua Sha  (TCM)  

                                                               Chakra Energy Healing Certification 

                                                               American Hypnosis Association                                                                                               National Association of Hypnotherapists

                                                               Member ICF  International Coach Federation

                                                               Member TN ICF  TN Chapter Coaches Alliance

                                                               National Hypnosis Association

                                                               TN Hypnosis Association

                                                                                                                                                                                           Hypnotherapist's Union Local 472,OPEIU, AFL-CIO, CLC



                                                              Darlene McDowell has worked with Actors, Entertainers, Music                                                                Artists and Athletes. She was an agent and Life Coach 20+ yrs                                                                as a franchised agent w/ the Screen Actors Guild & the                                                                      American Federation of Television & Radio Artists.


Copyright 2009 *Darlene McDowell C.Ht, CPLC 


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