Gua Sha- the jade beauty tool for an inside out glow.

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Now more than ever, self-care and skincare seem to go hand in hand.. which is why S3 have introduced this technique as part of a fabulous new and totally unique Jules Nabet  Zen Attitude Facial

Gua sha (pronounced gwa sha) is an ancient self-care practice used in traditional Chinese medicine in which a tool, usually made from jade, bone or horn is scraped across the skin to redirect energy flow. In doing this, stagnant energy is broken down, reducing inflammation, increasing blood flow and stimulating the lymphatic system to promote healing in the body. It’s a simple technique that has been used for centuries to treat ailments such as fever, muscle pain and tension, inflammation, chronic coughs, sinusitis and migraines.

Self-care is a focal point of Chinese medicine, where it is known as Yang Sheng (nourishing life) and traditionally, Gua sha was practiced at home. As is the way with many ancient wellness traditions it’s become increasingly popular in the western world…

Studies have shown that this ritual improves microcirculation by up to 400 per cent, reduces wrinkles, rejuvenates, tones and smooths skin, boosts collagen, combats pigmentation, dark circles and puffy eyes, defines jawlines (hello contouring!) and even decongests the sinuses. It’s literally like rubbing your way to healthier, glowing skin. As it essentially works from the inside out, you’ll also notice a release of tension and relaxing of facial muscles, so if you clench your jaw at night it’s a great way to ease any soreness in the morning. If you often get eye twitches from lack of sleep or stress, holding the Gua sha over your eyes with gentle pressure can also help to relieve and relax the muscles.

S3 are using Gua sha made of jade-this green stone is revered for its cooling properties.. the technique is performed after applying Dr Jules Nabet Zen Attitude cream to the skin. Applying facial cream or serum helps the stone to glide easier while moisturising the skin too.

This mindful beauty practice is meditative and relaxing.

Plus, even the simplest act which makes you feel good harnesses the nourishing benefits of self-care.

Try this fabulous facial for yourself at an introductory price of £70 ( will be £85 from January 1st 2019)

** Particularly suitable for menopausal skin**