Facial Guasha and Bioptron light therapy System
By Vinko Kuzman
Well, the title itself is a mouthful so we need some short definitions to start us off into another topic about health, with concentration on our faces and skin in general. Certainly not too much concentration as any excess may cause wrinkles.
Facial: Care for the face that usually involves cleansing and massage and the application of cosmetic creams.
Guasha: Traditional Chinese treatment that involves instrument assisted “press stroking” of a moisturized body surface.
Bioptron: is a medical light therapy device with a specific optical unit emitting light that is similar to a part of the electromagnetic spectrum produced naturally by the sun, but with no UV radiation.
All three segments of the treatment work trough, and with, “Facia” or what would be “connective tissue proper”, in Western anatomy. In the not very distant medical past, the connective tissue was viewed as an inert material covering the important stuff. Now it is seen as an individual organ, that connects, supports and transmits, it is our fluid super highway under our very skin.
Guasha is a simple yet highly effective way of promoting fluid movement and blood circulation in the treated area. This is the main reason why we use it in the clinic.
In facial therapy Guasha is a process which uses smooth natural instruments like Jade, Hot stone or Ox horn that comfortably glide over the facial skin. Natural oils are used as well, so the skin is not only invigorated, it is also nourished.
In 2007 researches at University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany showed a remarkable 400% increase in surface micro-perfusion in the Guasha treated area. This increase in circulation may have been known not only to Chinese doctors but also to Chinese ladies that were in a habit of using facial Guasha on a regular basis.
To speed up the treatment process and to increase collagen production we also use the Bioptron Medical device. The application of Bioptron Light Therapy results in a smoother feeling skin, which takes on a healthier appearance, noticeable even from the first treatments. It rapidly improves microcirculation and cell oxygenation, whilst enhancing the production of new collagen fiber in skin tissue. This in turn will help to restore skin tightness and elasticity. Thus, Bioptron light can refine existing wrinkles and prevent premature formation of new ones.
Time for another definition…drum rolls…Collagen: a combination of a Greek word Kolla meaning glue and English word Gen, meaning information. Often defined as the substance that holds the body together.
As we get older Collagen production declines, negatively affecting our skin, joints, energy, hair and nails. The best way to replenish collagen is to have a good diet that includes a rich bone broth. Being hydrated with gelatine on the inside is very important.
In using the “Facial Guasha and Bioptron Light Therapy System” we are also deeply aware that we are treating the whole person, so the chosen protocol will reflect this at all times. The whole treatment is enhanced also due to the bio-positive influence of light therapy, even if light is only received regionally.
How is this done you ask…well here is a scientifically worded explanation: The number of the capillaries per square centimeter of skin is between 1,600 to 6,500. Whilst our blood flows through all the tissue of our body at a varying rate, blood flows slowly in the capillaries situated very close to the skin surface. This is an ideal prerequisite for the photo modulation of blood. Bio positive effects from light transmitted to blood in this way can be carried throughout the whole body, supplying vital oxygen and energy to every cell.
Regular Guasha and Light therapy creates better-looking skin and an overall healthier body.
Facial Guasha works on our fluid super highway, under our very skin.
The application of Bioptron Light Therapy results in a smoother feeling skin, which takes on a healthier appearance, noticeable even from the first treatments.