Out, Tox­ins

This fa­cial takes in­spi­ra­tion from a tra­di­tional Chi­nese method of “scrap­ing” tox­ins off the body.

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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.

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