What Is the difference between the Purifying Facial and a Gua Sha Natural Face Lift?

Our rebalancing Purifying Facial is more like a regular facial that involves steam to open your pores for deep cleansing, tighten your skin, and a mask to replace lost nutrients. It also usually includes extractions. Depending on your needs, we will also incorporate some of our natural stone facial tools to lift and smooth.

Our signature Gua Sha facial uses hot and cold Gua Sha tools and stone rollers to naturally lift and tone facial muscles, refine texture and stimulate lymphatic drainage, for fresher, younger, rejuvenated and glowing skin. The 90 minutes includes Gua Sha application to head/scalp, neck and shoulder as well as lower back to address Kidney Chi for relaxation and revitalizing energy.

What Are the Benefits of a Gua Sha Facial?

Our Gua Sha Natural Face Lift Facial Treatment can help reduce fine line and wrinkles, lift the jawline, tone skin, increase circulation and stimulates the lymph nodes to removes toxins leaving your face with a healthy youthful glow.

What is a Heaven & Earth Gua Sha Facial?

For our signature facial, the Gua Sha specialist employs the use of hot Bian Stones created from meteorites that crashed into earth’s surface in northern China. Thus, the name ‘heaven’. This is followed by cold Jade (‘earth’) Gua Sha Tools and Rollers. This creates a yin and yang effect to balance and naturally lift and tone facial muscles, refine texture and stimulate lymphatic drainage. The results are immediate where you can feel and see lift with fresher, younger, rejuvenated and glowing skin. The 90 minutes includes Gua Sha application to head/scalp, neck and shoulder as well as lower back to address Kidney Chi for relaxation and revitalizing energy.

Do you offer Acupuncture Facials?

We have an equivilant to acupuncture facial where no acupuncture needles are used. Our TCM Therapist using her finger tips activates up the 100 or so acupressure points on the face, head and body to open up meridian channels and stimulate the flow of Chi. Hot and cold Gua Sha tools are then utilized to lift, tone and smooth the skin - flushing out toxins and stimulating circulation. Besides providing a radiant glow and lift to dull, sagging skin, the results go deeper - fortifying internal organs and bringing the body into balance. Regular treatments can help insomnia, chronic headaches, high blood pressure, depression and anxiety - resulting in rejuvenation and beauty from inside out.

How do I know which Facial Treatment is right for me?

If you have not had a general facial in a while and feel in need of deep clean, we would advise to start off with our Purifying, Rebalancing Facial. Our Heaven & Earth Gua Sha Facial Treatment that offers anti-aging benefits and lift also provides a deep cleaning with steaming and signature Rice Bran mask at the end. So either works depending if you are after a deep clean or more of a lift and rejuvenation.

We also offer a Combo, which combines our Purifying Facial and Heaven and Earth Gua Sha Natural Face Lift. You are most welcome to consult with our specialist.

How Long Does a Facial Treatment Take?

Our facial treatments range from 60 to 90 minutes to complete. There is no downtime after the treatment, so if you only have one hour, you can complete the treatment when you have time and get right back to your day.

For more intense treatments and overall relaxation and rejuvenation we recommend going with the 90 minutes. We guarantee you’ll be glad you did also.

Can Facials Be Customized?

We can customize a facial to address certain skin of facial issues you may be experiencing. For example, we have even focused on TMJ issues when performing the Gua Sha Natural Face Lift. According to TCM, most skin issues are a result of imbalance in the organs. Our Therapist, trained in TCM can diagnose your skin issues and work accordingly on acupressure points to provide the best results. We can change combine or techniques to benefit your needs. We see each customer as an individual and do not believe in ‘one size fits all’

How Often Should You Get Facial Treatments?

How often you get a facial treatment depends on a few factors. How chronic is your issue, you skin type and the cycle of your skin. When your skin regrows after the facial, it will eventually look dull, so ideally you should have a facial before the skin reaches that point. For most people, one facial per month or every three to four weeks should provide continuously healthy skin. Having a facial treatment once per month will remove damaged skin cells as they appear so your skin will always have a healthy and youthful look.

To maintain our Gau Sha natural face-lifts and see results, we recommend every two weeks or at least once a month. We also advise you to continue practicing the Gua Sha at regularly at home in between sessions.

Can I wear makeup right after a facial?

Actually our clients look so radiant after their treatments, they see don’t need for makeup. If possible avoid make up for 12-24 hours. Allow our natural plant-based product used during your facial, time to soak in and work their magic. If you are planning on going to an event, then we recommend scheduling your facial a couple days prior. Your skin will be soft and glowing by then and will help your makeup to go on effortlessly.

How soon will I start seeing results from my facial?

Some people see results immediately, and your skin should feel different right away. Especially after a Gua Sha Natural Face Lift. The skin feels clean, smooth, hydrated, and lifted - reflecting a new level of health that’s visibly noticeable. If the skin has more advanced long-term needs, such as treatment of skin aging, acne or hyper-pigmentation caused by hormonal fluctuations or sun damage, results may not be immediately visible; however, skin health will continue to improve as you follow our advice, and use a good home-care regimen.

What are the long-term benefits of getting regular facials?

Plain and simple: healthy younger looking skin! The natural products we handcraft are designed to help keep skin at an optimal level of fitness – not just cover up with cosmetic results. In addition, when skin is at an optimal level of fitness, we can more effectively address issues that may arise from time to time, as your skin’s needs are constantly changing.

How can seasonal changes affect my skin?

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, similar to the seasons, skin goes through its own fluctuations. Combine nature’s weather cycle with air conditioning and forced-air heating, and you have skin that’s constantly under assault. Cold winds and low temperatures can dry out skin, depriving it of balanced levels of oils, contributing to dryness, sensitivity and premature aging. Prolonged exposure to the sun causes water to evaporate from skin, which is why skin that has recently been burned or tanned requires more moisturizing than unexposed areas. Forced-air heating also dries out skin: warm, dry air acts like a sponge, soaking up moisture from everything it touches. To help skin stay healthy with the seasons, we can advise what best food, herbs and regimen so your skin stays healthy all year round.

If I get a facial, do I have to use GingerChi products at home?

No, but we recommend you use as natural as possible. Many products from drug stores or beauty counters contain ingredients that cause or contribute to skin issues such as dryness, oiliness, acne breakouts and redness.

I have an event coming up, when should I get a facial?

The day before is best, but you can also get a facial as close as the morning or afternoon of your event.

I'm pregnant can I still get a facial?

Yes. Depending on how far along you are, we will make sure you are comfortable. Please tell your esthetician in your consultation that you are pregnant, and we will switch out any necessary products to ensure the safety of you and your baby.

Can I receive a facial if I've had Botox or fillers done?

For any for our Facial and Gua Sha Face treatments if you’ve had Botox injections, wait 24 hours to a week. For fillers, wait at least 2 weeks.