Gua Sha Facial Treatments Singapore

You probably have heard of gua sha or even tried it on your body in a TCM clinic. This is a traditonal Chinese therapy that involves scraping your skin with a tool and is said to improve micro-circulation and improve your “qi” so that inflammation can be reduced and healing can occur.

Did you know that gua sha facial is a variant of this technique and is gaining popularity because of how it is able to achieve several skincare benefits?

You may associate gua sha with red, scary-looking marks for the TCM body treatments. Good news: gua sha facials aren’t the same. While they use a scraping tool and works using the same concept, they are a lot gentler and hardly leave behind any marks, if at all. Gua sha facials are sought after for their ability to deliver firming and lifting benefits, and to improve complexion’s overall radiance.

If you want to give gua sha facial treatment a try, consider one of these salons that offer them. We even reviewed one of them to find out what it’s like!

1. Renaza Wellness Lifestyle Lab

Gua Sha Facial Treatment Singapore Renaza

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Why Renaza?

Gua sha treatment is also a great therapy for your eye area. The detoxification benefits of gua sha can help with eliminating the look of wrinkles, spots, dark eye circles, eye bags, and promote blood circulation around the eye contours.

If you’re giving your eyes the pampering they deserve with a gua sha facial for your eyes, consider the Eye Rescue Gold Therapy with Jade Gua Sha at Renaza Wellness Lifestyle Lab. This facial begins with an acupressure massage followed by a gentle gua sha therapy around the eyes, and finishes with a lymphatic drainage massage.

The super luxurious facial uses jade, a traditional tool for massage, during the gua sha step. Jade is used because of its ability to balance the “qi” in body, cool down skin’s temperature, and ability to soothe and detoxify. A gold-infused mineral mask will also be applied to further pamper your eye area.

What do people say about Renaza?

With a rating of 4.7 out of 5 (from 28 Facebook reviews), Renaza has been described as a salon staffed with professional beauticians who are friendly and attentive. Many are long-time customers who visit regularly because they have seen improvements to their skin condition since they started going for facials at Renaza.

What’s the price and where to get it?

Eye Rescue Gold Therapy with Jade Gua Sha

Locations

  • 8A Marina Boulevard, #B2-23 Marina Bay Link Mall, Singapore 018984
  • 390 Orchard Road, #03-10, Palais Renaissance, Singapore 238871

2. Chrysalis Spa (Best deal!)

Why Chrysalis Spa?

Chrysalis Spa’s Guasha Anti-ageing/Lifting Facial uses a special massage technique designed to relieve muscle tension of the face, boost blood circulation, among others for a slimmer, V-shaped face look. They also use Gua Sha methods to professionally detox the skin for a clean and youthful glow, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines in time.

What do people say about Chrysalis Spa?

There are many blog entries talking about Chrysalis Spa, mostly focused on  who have visited Chrysalis Spa wrote about its relaxing ambience and attentive beauticians. The bloggers were also impressed by the range of services the spa offers, as well as the results that they managed to achieve within just one session.

What’s the price and where to get it?

Guasha Anti-ageing/Lifting Facial

Locations

  • 53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, AMK Hub #03-26, Singapore 569933
  • 311 New Upper Changi Road, Bedok Mall #B2-39, Singapore 467360
  • 9 Scotts Road, Pacific Plaza #03-13, Singapore 228210
  • 3 Gateway Drive, Westgate #B1-43, Singapore 608532
  • 63 Jurong West Central 3, Jurong Point 1 #03-04, Singapore 648331
  • 930 Yishun Ave 2, North Point City #B1-160, Singapore 769098
  • 3155 Commonwealth Ave West, Clementi Mall #03-31, Singapore 129588

3. Skin Lab 360

Gua Sha Facial Treatment Singapore Skin Lab 360

Why Skin Lab 360?

Light therapy can be used to improve the function of your cells by enhancing the benefits of the facial products that were used on you. So the combination of gua sha to improve micro-circulation and light therapy is rather powerful – both make sure that the active ingredients of skincare products are able to penetrate even better and work more effectively on your skin. This is why the LED (Energy) Light Treatment with Guasha treatment by Skin Lab 360 is so popular.

The facial treatment uses green light therapy, which is good for anti-ageing. This facial also helps improve dilated capillaries, sagging skin around the eyes, under eye circles, and pigmentation. The light therapy is supported by a gua sha treatment. The therapist scrapes skin with a combination of short and long strokes to stimulate micro-circulation so that skin can look brighter and more lifted.

What do people say about Skin Lab 360?

Skin Lab 360 has achieved glowing reviews on Facebook, evident from its 4.9 out of 5 rating, based on 19 reviews. Most customers rave about their meticulous service and the improvement they notice of their skin condition after a few treatments.

One of the reviewers even said that she has been a customer for more than 20 years and have always been mistaken as being in her 30s, even though she’s already in her 50s! (We were curious and checked out her profile image. Yes, it’s legit!)

What’s the price and where to get it?

LED (Energy) Light Treatment with Guasha treatment

Location

1 Jalan Anak Bukit, Bukit Timah Plaza, #B1-14, Singapore 588996

4. VIA Beauty (Best rating on Facebook!)

Massage Of Face For Woman In Spa Salon

Why VIA Beauty?

Heartland salon chain, VIA Beauty, provides two detailed Gua Sha services that reduces the appearances of wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin, and dark eye circles:

  • Signature Gua Sha + Bo Jin Facial, which promises lifted, brightened and radiant skin by improving blood circulation (and apparently helps with your sinuses too!) and
  • Gua Sha Detoxification Therapy, which cleanses the skin of impurities and removes dead skin cells, while stimulating blood circulation for youthful skin.

What do people say about VIA Beauty?

With an impressive 5 out of 5 rating (based on the opinion of 15 people) on Facebook, VIA Beauty is certainly one of the hidden gems more people should know about. Reviewers all say that their services are affordable and its staff offers good customer service. One of the latest reviews posted on November 2019 also said that there was no hard-selling and she saw results after the first facial treatment.

What’s the price and where to get it?

90 mins Gua Sha Detoxification Therapy (Toa Payoh outlet only)

Signature Gua Sha + Bo Jin Facial

Locations

  • 107 Toa Payoh Lorong 1 #01-256, Singapore 310107
  • Blk 306 Woodlands Street 31 #01-31B, Singapore 730306

5. Beautti Slim

Gua Sha Facial Treatment Singapore Beautti Slim

Why Beautti Slim?

The 360° Signature Facial with Gua Sha Treatment by Beautti Slim combines advanced technology with traditional techniques to help improve skin’s firmness. Besides using the gua sha technique as a facial massage, ultrasonic treatment is used to help skin look even firmer.

You’ll also be pampered with an eyebrow shaping session, shoulder massage, and scalp massage so you’ll not just look your best but feel even better when you step out of the salon.

What do people say about Beautti Slim?

Beautti Slim received a rating of 4.6 out of 5 on Facebook, out of 39 reviews. The service provided by the beauticians has been described as professional and friendly, and a few customers also said that they like that they were given good skincare tips to help them continue to care for their skin at home. Treatments were described as relaxing and comfortable.

What’s the price and where to get it?

360° Signature Facial with Gua Sha Treatment

Locations

  • 1 Maritime Square, Harbourfront Centre #03-15, Singapore 099253
  • 391B Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City Tower B, #14-05/06, Singapore 238874

6. Kuko Beauty (DV tried this!)

Why Kuko Beauty?

Reviewer: Lim Jia Ying

Psst, scroll down to see a before-and-after photo!

The moment you step into Kuko Beauty, you’re likely to feel calm and at ease. The salon has a minimalist vibe, a quiet corner that looks out to Orchard, and a suite of treatments that are dedicated to your overall wellness.

One of its most popular treatments is the Gua Sha facial treatment. I was told by the therapist who did my facial that our body has to be healthy first before we can achieve healthy-looking skin. This is why the Gua Sha facial treatment is so effective – besides addressing problems you can see on the skin’s surface, such as improving texture of skin or reducing the appearance of wrinkles, it is more focused on treating health issues from the inside of your body, to generate a natural, healthy glow to the skin.

This facial is an all-rounder that rejuvenates the overall health and treats troubled issues in your body by stimulating lymphatic drainage through traditional Gua Sha treatment.

To start off the treatment, my therapist scraped my scalp in vertical motions. She explained that this helps to boost blood circulation, which in turn open up pores on my face as a prep for the rest of the facial. It also acts as a head massage to get customers to relax.

Kuko Gua Sha Review 3

The therapist then proceeded to put a few drops of hyaluronic acid serum on my face for a moisturising effect that will enhance the entire treatment. This is optional but is recommended so you can get the best out of the facial.

After all the serum has settled in, she started performing the scraping on my face – that’s when the real deal happened. As this treatment is designed to dispel toxins for a natural healthy glow from the inside of your overall body wellness, my therapist told me it would be a little painful – and that it would depend on how much toxins I had in my body.

Since scraping works deep into the tissues of your face, you’ll feel aches on certain areas and where the aches happen are telltale signs of health issues. The deeper the aches you feel, the worse your issue is likely to be.

When my therapist started scraping on my cheeks, I felt an intense ache on my right cheek – she told me this was likely because of I’ve been consuming too many chilled beverages and sleeping too late at night (both are absolutely true!). I like that the therapist wasn’t just treating my skin problems but was also sharing with me health-related concerns that I should take note of.

Kuko Gua Sha Review 2

After learning where my troubled areas were (cheeks and dark eye circles), my therapist focused more on these areas to treat the problems. She shared that the facial session differs for each customer. For me, I did not have severe acne problems, but instead swelling and dark eye circles, so she focused mostly on that during my treatment.

When we were done with the face-scraping, she proceeded to treat my neck area, explaining that this was to scrape all the toxins released from the face, otherwise they’ll stay in the face areas and cause breakouts after the facial if the toxins weren’t released properly.

Kuko Gua Sha Review 1

To finish the treatment, my therapist applied a facial mask over my face that gave a cooling sensation. I swiftly dozed off as we waited for the facial mask to sit on my face – thanks to the comfortable and quiet ambience of Kuko Beauty.

Kuko Gua Sha Review

After the facial, my complexion definitely looked much brighter and healthier! With the intense scraping on my cheeks, I also noticed that they looked less puffy after the treatment. My severe dark circles seemed to be lighter and I certainly felt more refreshed and rejuvenated!

What’s the price and where to get it?

Face, Head and Neck Gua Sha Facial

Neck Gua Sha Scraping Treatment

Location

  • 181 Orchard Rd, Orchard Central, #03-12, Singapore 238896

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Jia Ying LimAside from exploring hand creams and moisturisers, Jia Ying spends her time watching old Asian films....Read More

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