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Gua sha massage – the anti-ageing tool everyone’s trying

Gua Sha massage is used traditionally in China with a jade beauty tool for anti-ageing. In this short video, reflexologist Michelle Stevens shows you how to do a ‘Zone facelift’ massage using one

Created by award winning reflexologist Ziggie Bergman, the Zone Facelift is a natural anti-aging programme and treatment that combines Gua Sha massage, traditional facial reflexology, ancient healing techniques and pressure point massage.

While the full Zone Face Lift uses specially designed tools and crystals that support the treatment and promote healing and youthful looking skin, reflexologist Michelle Stevens has in this video shown you a shorter version using only a Gua Sha tool, £5.99, a traditional Chinese medical treatment that’s been used for centuries, and is now making its way into the western world for its skin regenerative properties.

If done regularly, these movements will help reduce tension on the face, reduce puffiness and fine lines, and leave the skin looking radiant and glowing.

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First, cleanse your face with your usual products and then apply a a facial oil, serum or moisturiser such as the Zone Face Elixir Oil ,£75 (or whatever you normally use). Here are the techniques, which you can also view in the video above.

#1 Scissor movements

Interlock your index and middle fingers together, then move them backwards and forwards over the entire forhead briskly, using the scissor technique. This stimulates blood flow and helps reduce tension in the forehead. If you do this regularly it can help to ease frown lines.

#2 Using the tools

As shown in the YouTube video above, move the Gua Sha tool or Jade Sculpting and Lifting Massager along the jaw, neck, and over the cheeks. Go from the inside of the face outwards using sweeping movements.

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#3 Diaphragm

Following the line of your cheekbones to just before your ears, use your middle fingers and press up underneath cheekbones . This movement helps to open the face and release tension, allowing you to relieve stress and feel more relaxed.

#4 Balance reflexes

Using your fingers press the area in front of the top part of your ear. Gently press in and circle for 3 seconds. This movement is helpful for relieving tension and headaches. This one’s great for when you’re out and about as you don’t need the Gua Sha tool.

For more about Michele and to book an appointment, visit Wellness by Michele Holistic Therapies here

To experience this unique Zone Face Lift treatment, visit for nationwide details or contact Michele Stevens at who provides this treatment in her own practice in Hayes, Middlesex.

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Michele Stevens is fully qualified and a member of the Association of Reflexologists and Registered with Complimentary & Natural HealthCare Council (CNHC) fro Reflexology. I am a Colour Mirror Practitioner.

When you have treatments with me, you will feel safe and nurtured and know that I put you and your interests at the heart of my treatments; and it’s wonderful to know that for that time, no one can disturb you for anything.

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