Guasha, also known as skin stimulation, is a complementary therapy to acupuncture.
At Essential Balance, both guasha (or gua sha) and acupuncture are used together to gain maximum benefit.

What is Guasha?
Guasha is a traditional Chinese medical treatment in which the skin is pressed with a piece of oxbone, releasing unhealthy elements, stimulating blood flow and healing.

Did You Know?
Gua Sha Toronto treatments are covered by most health coverage plans

How Does Gua Sha Work?

Guasha works by stimulating the immune system; it detoxifies and de-acidifies, promotes blood and lymph circulation, releases pain, and diminishes stress.

Once the blood flow is stimulated from the guasha treatment, it is then followed by an acupuncture treatment. The combination is especially effective for:

  • back pains
  • stiff muscles
  • anxiety / depression
  • migraines / headaches
  • cellulite dissolution

Gua Sha Facial

Gua Sha Facial is a skin stimulation treatment, and a natural way to firm up your skin. Our Gua Sha tools enhance blood flow to the face, which can improve the health of your skin to create a more radiant and beautiful skin tone with lifted and sculpted features.

Our Gua Sha Facial in Toronto, Vaughan and the GTA includes:

  • Gentle cleansing and moisturizing of the skin prior to start of the treatment
  • Using special Gua Sha tools to create a gentle yet firm stimulation of the skin
  • Special treatment attention around the eyes, across the forehead & cheeks, along the jaw line, décolleté, and neck-shoulders
  • Gentle exfoliating treatment, skin-strengthening serum and moisturizer
Essential Balance's Gua Sha Facial in Toronto also helps to release tension, and is a beautiful ritual of facial care and self-care!

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