“I absolutely loved Lee's Gua Sha treatment!
I felt a deep relaxation overcoming my whole body as she worked with her wonderful stones and oils on my face and neck. Her touch felt soothing and healing. At the end of the treatment I saw my face, it looked sparkling and rejuvenated. The same feeling was all over my body. I very much liked and enjoyed her soft energy!
I will definitely recommend it to all my friends and contacts. This is truly a worthwhile treatment!”
- Karin R
“I enjoyed receiving a Gua Sha facial treatment from Lee. I found it to be a very nourishing, invigorating, beautifying experience. My face looked noticeably more awake and glowing post-session - my friends even commented later that evening that they noticed a difference.
But beyond looking better, I appreciate the manner in which this is a treatment for better health. I found it to be very relaxing overall. As she worked on my face, I found that different parts of my body were relaxing and releasing; I forget how much tension I can hold in my face. I can see how a regular regimen would help keep the face fresh and energized.
She was also able to tell me things about my skin and that's inspired me to take a different and more supportive regimen on my own.”
- Lana K
“It made me feel relaxed, yet energized! It is very gentle and still amazingly rejuvenating. I liked the eyebrow, jaw, and scalp massage using the crystal tools because those are areas where I hold a lot of tension but are not often treated with a traditional massage.
My skin looked more even and less red, with reduced puffiness as well! For the rest of the day I felt relaxed and "zen". Lee is personable and extremely talented - a master in her field! She is always trying and improving techniques that will best fit the patient's needs.”
- Hanna E.
“I have had a couple of gua sha sessions with Lee and I’ve really enjoyed them. Lee uses stones, essential oils and her lovely hands to massage your face, neck and scalp. I particularly liked her personal attention and friendliness. After the session I felt very relaxed and the next day my skin was firmer and softer. I would recommend this treatment to anyone who wants results without the chemicals or aggressiveness of other facial treatments.”
- Tania O.
Facial gua sha treatment has arrived at Yoga Star
So much more than a facial, this soothing treatment not only enhances your natural beauty, it has preventative and medicinal benefits as well.
Pronounced “gwa sha”, this fabulous facial treatment involves gliding a flat jade or rose quartz stone over the entire face and neck in upward strokes to relax stiff muscles and promote tissue drainage. It is done with a light, gentle touch that leaves the skin healthy and glowing. Even after the first treatment, you will feel rejuvenated. After a few more sessions, results will be even more noticeable.
How it works
The advanced facial Gua Sha technique advanced and perfected by TCM practitioner Lee at Yoga Star, helps move lymphatic fluids and soothe tension in muscles. That means improved blood flow and less puffiness The increase in circulation is said to up hydration for that coveted youthful glow, and it even helps the skin to naturally purge blemish-causing dirt and oils.
A few great reasons to try a gua sha facial regimen
improved skin elasticity and texture – firmer looking!
diminishes the depth and width of wrinkles by regenerating skin cells
reduces puffiness and swelling
creates a more defined looking jaw line
lifts eyelids for a more youthful appearance
improves skin tone and complexion
balances skin discolouration
helps with sinusitis and tension in the face/head
reduction of scar tissue
improvement of TMJ tension
better blood flow and lymphatic circulation
cools down heat, drains excess fluid and toxins, and brings blood flow to the skin
To get more information OR BOOK AN APPOINTMENT, contact:
Maria Lee Sheng Sun, R.Ac, R.TCMP
Maria Lee Sheng Sun is a licensed professional in the fields of Acupuncture, Tao/Zen Shiatsu Therapy, and Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine, and has been in private practice since 1993. She received diplomas in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine from the Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, followed by hospital training at Shangdong University of T.C.M. and a certificate in Cosmetic Acupuncture/Herbal Medicine at the Beijing Institute of Acupuncture. In addition, she has graduate qualifications in both Zen Shiatsu and Tao Shiatsu in Canada and Japan as well as training in Japanese-style Reiki.
At the Beijing Institute of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Lee obtained a Certificate in Beauty Treatment, with a focus on Cosmetic Acupuncture, gua sha facial treatment, and herbs to enhance beauty and health.
The facial gua sha experience …
The movement of the tool in precise strokes improves circulation to the face, which has a host of benefits. Improved blood flow reduces puffiness and under-eye bags, decreases inflammation (which helps to clarify the complexion), slows down ageing, and helps to hydrate the skin for that coveted dewy glow.
Aids in lymphatic drainage
The movement of the tools along the facial meridians encourages lymphatic fluid to drain down to the collarbone and into the body, releasing toxins. For optimal health, lymph nodes need to be circulating freely, and Gua Sha helps to encourage their proper function.
Relieves muscle tension
Gua sha is excellent for the general relaxation of the muscles and fascia of the face. It relieves sinusitis and stress, as well as pain from TMJ and jaw clenching, and you can immediately feel the results. An added benefit of the treatment: fewer headaches!
Other beauty benefits
Through its unique style of massage, gua sha tones the skin, tightens the jawline, sharpens the cheekbones and lifts the eyes for a more youthful look. For best results, regular treatments are recommended.
Feel the rejuvenating effects
of facial gua sha for yourself!
Initial aPPOINTMENT (60 minutes) | $115
Follow-up treatments (45 minutes) | $95
3 session package (3x45 minutes) | $270
To get more information or book an appointment, contact:
Some treatments that include acupuncture may be covered by your employee health insurance plan. Your health insurance plan may also cover other wellness services available at Yoga Star. Consult your company's insurance provider for more details.