The word ‘Guasa’ is actually created by a combination of two Chinese words ‘gua’ and ‘sa’. ‘Gua’ means ‘scraping’ in Chinese and ‘sa’ refers to the toxic and dead cells that are accumulated beneath our skin. Guasa is a therapy that makes use of scraping technique to achieve healing results, hence it is also commonly known as the scraping therapy or massage therapy. Guasa eliminates harmful toxins, enhances blood circulation, strengthens the immune system, visibly brightens the skin and slows down the ageing process.

Guasa is a traditional Chinese skincare technique that involves using a flat tool to gently scrape the skin to improve its appearance. This technique has been around for thousands of years and is considered to be one of the best ways to keep skin looking youthful and radiant. 

Explore the benefits of Guasa and why it’s good for you

The only tool that is needed to perform Guasa is a scraping board that does not transmit heat and electrostatic charges. Guasa boards made out of jade, water buffalo horn, ceramic spoon or wood can be used to perform Guasa. When required to perform Guasa on skin directly, Guasa oil or coconut oil will be needed to further enhance the therapeutic effect as well as to avoid damaging the skin with the scraping board.

Benefits of Guasa include, 

Reduces Fine Lines and Wrinkles: Guasa helps to improve circulation and increase the flow of blood and oxygen to the skin, which can help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. This is because increased circulation helps to plump up the skin and make it look more youthful.

Improves Skin Tone: Guasa helps to stimulate lymphatic drainage, which helps to reduce puffiness and improve skin tone. This can help to make skin look brighter and more radiant.

Increases Collagen Production: Collagen is a protein that helps to keep skin looking youthful and supple. Guasa helps to increase collagen production by stimulating the skin, which can help to improve skin’s elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It visibly brightens your skin. 

Relieves Tension: Guasa is a relaxing and stress-relieving treatment that can help to reduce tension in the skin and improve overall skin health. The gentle scraping motion helps to soothe the skin and promote a sense of relaxation and well-being.

Boosts Immunity: Guasa helps to stimulate the immune system and increase the production of white blood cells, which helps to boost immunity and protect the skin against environmental stressors.

Helps with Acne: Guasa can help to improve the appearance of acne by promoting lymphatic drainage, which helps to reduce inflammation and improve skin health. This can help to reduce the appearance of acne and improve overall skin clarity.

Enhances blood circulation: Guasa enhances the blood circulation and promotes better metabolism and oxygen intake.

Enhances memory and focus: Guasa boosts your memory and helps you concentrate and focus better.  

What IMOSHA can do for you

IMOSHA, a school of Thai Yoga Massage, is where you can learn a set of healing methods that have their origins in Yoga and acupressure. At IMOSHA, we blend the best of these ancient sciences into one immensely powerful healing system. IMOSHA is counted among the best schools for basic, intermediate and advanced courses on Thai Yoga Massage including Toksen, Japsen, Guasa, Singing Bowls and other ancient healing arts. It is also the only school with ISO 9001 2015 certification.

Guasa is a great way to keep skin looking youthful, radiant, and healthy. Whether you have fine lines and wrinkles, acne, or just want to improve your skin’s overall health, Guasa is an excellent option. Get the best results with IMOSHA.