This ancient Chinese natural therapy offers a unique approach to providing effective relief, anti-inflammatory and immune system benefits, and overall optimal health. Gua sha involves using a tool to scrape the outer surface of the epidermis to improve circulation and detoxify the skin. It breaks up any stagnant energy to stimulate soft tissues to increase oxygenated blood flow and promote healing. Stagnant energy, called chi, is responsible for inflammation and chronic pain in the body from arthritis, fibromyalgia, and other conditions. It is particularly useful to help circulate lymph fluids in our faces as we do not move or contract the muscles within our face as often. The intentional movements of a facial massage will help move the lymph through the system and result in a more toned and sculpted appearance.