Gua Sha: The Ultimate Pre-Wedding Prep?

By Massagetique Staff
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To any of you who have been there or are currently there: planning a wedding can be stressful. But it’s supposed to be one of the happiest days of your life! And to that, we say – go for a massage.

Of course! Massages are relaxing, soothing, and ace at relieving stress (it’s a fact!).

But for your big day not just any massage will do – but we know just the one that will.

Here at Massagetique we are certain that a Gua Sha is the ultimate pre-wedding prep activity, and we are going to prove it.

First Things First: What Is Gua Sha?

Gua Sha is a traditional form of massage therapy originating in China. The practice of Gua Sha involves stroking one’s skin with a stiff instrument, typically made from stone, jade, bone, or horn. In fact, Gua Sha roughly translates into “scraping away fever”.

Traditionally, this method has been used to treat a variety of conditions.

The science behind this form of massage therapy is that it increases blood flow beneath the surface of the skin, which in itself can lead to a variety of healing affects within the body. Most noticeably, it has anti-inflammatory and immune boosting capabilities that are able to counteract a number of symptoms of illnesses.

How Will Gua Sha Benefit My Pre-Wedding Routine?

The Purpose of A Pre-Wedding Routine

You want to look your best and feel your best on your wedding day – that is why many brides develop a “pre-wedding routine”.

Of course, many brides include activities that will help them be as radiant as can be on their big day, such as spa time, manicure sessions, hair touch-ups, and special skin care routines – hey, a girl has to treat herself once in awhile, right?

But you shouldn’t forget to give a little TLC to both your physical and mental health before the big day as well. It’s not all about looks, is it?

Ensuring you get enough rest, take some time to de-stress, clear your mind, and fight off any sniffles, aches, or pains that may be coming your way is also important if you want to be able to enjoy your wedding day to the fullest – and a massage is a great way to do all of that at once.

Known Benefits of Gua Sha

Gua Sha therapy is amazing at combating a variety of conditions, such as:

  • Stiffness
  • Fever and chills
  • Neck and back pain
  • Flu symptoms
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Nausea, and
  • Asthma

And these are only some examples!

Planning a wedding is stressful, and stress can take a hard toll on your body, even physically – causing tenseness, headaches, indigestion, and more.

Luckily for you, massages, while being great for targeting these physical symptoms, are also known to be good for relieving stress.

If you can simultaneously rid yourself of stress and combat your aches and pains at the same time, why wouldn’t you?

You Have Options

Everyone has a different budget, different schedule, and different preferences in general – luckily for you this amazing type of massage is something you can get done professionally or perform yourself at home. The perfect pre-wedding massage for anyone and everyone!

Seeing A Professional

If you want the full treatment, you should easily be able to find a local certified practitioner.

A typical Gua Sha session will only last 10 or so minutes – great for your busy pre-wedding schedule!

Going DIY

If you are on a tighter budget or just love DIY, you can also perform a Gua Sha massage for yourself from the comfort of your home.

You simply need the required “tool” – you can purchase an actual Gua Sha tool online or from specialty stores or you can use something from home, such as a spoon or the lid of a jar (just remember to disinfect them!).

Get Your Gua Sha On Today

And feel brand new for your big day! Refresh yourself both mentally and physically by adding the Gua Sha massage to your pre-wedding routine – you won’t regret it!

References

  1. https://www.massagetique.com/types/gua-sha/
  2. https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/pre-wedding-skin-care-prep
  3. https://elementsmassage.com/blog/massage-as-part-of-your-wedding-day-preparation
  4. https://www.healthline.com/health/stress/effects-on-body
  5. https://greatist.com/happiness/can-massages-actually-reduce-stress

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