Is my skin suitable for these techniques? 

There are some instances where you will need to exercise caution when using facial tape, Gua Sha, facial massage and face yoga techniques, as well as times when you should not use them at all, these are known as contraindications. Please read the below carefully:

  • Recent facial cosmetic surgery or procedures, such as facelifts or dermal fillers.
  • Recent Botox or other injectable treatments in the area to be taped
  • Active skin conditions- so not apply face tapes over active rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, or acne.
  • Open wounds, cuts, burns, or abrasions on the face
  • Allergies to adhesive materials or tapes.
  • You may wish to consult a medical professional before face taping if pregnant or breastfeeding
  • History of keloid scarring or abnormal wound healing
  • Skin sensitivity (patch test facial tape first)
When it comes to face taping, I would always recommend performing a patch test before use. If you are unsure about your suitability and wish to know more, please contact me and I will be happy to help!

Do I need a Gua Sha for the Workshop?

Yes you do! I am a big fan of using what you already have so please don't panic if your Gua Sha isn't crystal or heart shaped but this Gua Sha shape and material is preferable.

Where can I buy a crystal Gua Sha?

There are many places you can buy Gua Sha's but please do your research! There are many Gua Sha's on the market that claim to be real crystal and well... they're fibbing! If you would like to see the beautiful crystal Gua Sha's I stock and recommend you can purchase them through my online store under the 'Shop' tab.

How quickly will I start seeing results?

How much are you prepared to work at this and practice these techniques? Don't get me wrong, you will see some immediate results and your face will be glowing but if you really want to see long term results then like anything you need to work hard. Would you go to the gym once and expect to walk out with a six pack? Nope! Luckily for us these techniques feel lovely, they are easy, we can do them ourselves, they are natural and they don't hurt and they WORK! What's not to love?

What Facial Oil do I need?

We all have different skin types and if you already have an oil you'd like to use up then work with what you already have! The best type of oil for Gua Sha is an oil that doesn't penetrate the skin too quickly! I stock a Gua Sha specific facial oil that is suited for all skin types. It gives the perfect glide to the skin and perfect to use during the workshop. Please get in touch to find out more.

I have active spots. Can I do the workshop?

Upon signing up for the workshop I will send you a list of contraindications (moles, active spots, skin conditions, sun burn etc) and I advise you to work around these areas with the Gua Sha and not to Gua Sha directly on these areas. There are also many Face Yoga techniques that you can do without touching your face at all!

I'm pregnant - Can I still join?

Abso frikken lutely! Having had two pregnancies myself I can vouch for the fact these workshops are a beautiful thing to do before the madness ensues! There are a tiny handful of techniques to avoid (mainly acupressure) but I will flag these moves as we go - You just relax and enjoy!