This facial takes inspiration from a traditional Chinese method of “scraping” toxins off the body.
The term gua sha means to scrape or extract “sand” or sediment from the body. This sand or sediment is believed to be toxins that linger in the body, causing anything from nausea and stiff muscles, to chills and a general sense of feeling under the weather. It is believed that by scraping the skin in a certain way and with a special tool like a jade or horn slide, toxins will show up on the skin in the form of tiny red patches.
Now, what if the concept of gua sha was applied to a facial? Enter the 3D Guasha Facelift ($380 for 90min) at Body Contour Premier. This treatment is said to expel toxins, improve blood circulation, tone skin and also boost collagen production by exercising the facial muscles. The facial involves cleansing, exfoliation, acupuncture pressure point strokes, and of course, the use of gua sha on the face.
After the session, wrinkles are said to be smoothed out and the neck and jaw line will appear more lifted. Also, as toxins have been “removed”, you will feel a greater sense of well-being. The 3D Guasha Facelift is suitable for all except those with acne-prone and sunburnt skin, and also skin that has recently undergone intensive peels or laser treatments.
Body Contour Premier is at:
• RB Capital Building, 22 Malacca Street, Level 5 • Raffles Town Club, 1 Plymouth Avenue
• 30 Hill Street #01-03
• Roxy Square, 50 East Coast Road #03-14
For appointments, call 6841-1141.