Rollin' Rollin' Rollin'
You may think of Jade Rolling as a recent beauty trend. This radiance-boosting, cheekbone-defining, detoxifying treatment is being buzzed about all over the pages of your favorite beauty magazine and jade rollers are seen in the hands of top models. But this treatment is nothing new. Jade rolling as actually thousands of years old and is a treatment once reserved only for Chinese royalty.
The non-invasive rolling action and the healing properties of jade are rooted in ancient Chinese medicinal tradition. This practice has been an integral part of total body health since the 7th century. It’s only now that Western culture is tuning in to the large list of benefits. Curious? Keep reading to learn more about Jade Rolling and its benefits.
What is a jade roller and how does it work?
The jade roller is a tool made of semi-precious jade stone which is rolled across the skin for complexion-perfecting purposes.
Just like exercise, jade rolling can offer both aesthetic and health benefits. Jade rolling feels like a tension-relieving, relaxing facial massage which helps to drain lymphatic fluid that is held stagnant beneath the tissue. Your lymph system, unlike your circulatory system, doesn’t have a pump and relies on the movement of your body to keep fresh fluid moving towards your tissues. If lymph stagnates in your face - usually from tension caused by jaw clenching, or even everyday facial expressions (scowling, etc) - blockages occur.
This means lymph fluid holds toxins in your cells. In your face. Gross. This can lead to puffiness, tight muscles, wrinkles, and a dull, sallow complexion. Jade Rolling gets things moving - it opening blockages, boosts circulation, and promotes cell turnover. All of this adds up to one amazing holistic treatment - smooth skin, less puffiness, and relaxation of tight muscles without the use of toxins, chemicals, or injections. At Scottsdale Integrative Acupuncture, we incorporate Jade Rolling into many of our treatments: Cosmetic Acupuncture, Facial Detox Cupping, the Enzyme and Oxygen Facial, and the Lymphatic Drainage Massage. Click HERE to book your appointment for one of these treatments.
What are the benefits of having a Jade Rolling treatment?
Jade Rolling is like a yoga class for your face - It boosts circulation, tones the muscles, stimulates collagen production, flushes out toxins and can help your facial serums get absorbed faster and work better. Many signs of aging that can be relieved by revitalizing the flow of lymph and stimulating the skin with jade rolling. By draining excess fluid, jade rollers can visibly uplift the cheekbones, tone the face and reduce puffiness and inflammation- one of the root causes of aging. Jade Rolling also smooths fine lines, tightens sagging skin, and diminishes dark under-eye circles.
Are all Jade Rolling treatments the same? How can you tell a good one from a bad one?
Jade Rolling treatments are not created equal. Many jade rollers on the market are made of plastic and contain harsh dyes, some are sourced unethically. Authentic jade stone will always feel cool to the touch. Scottsdale Integrative Acupuncture sources its tools from China, using jade stones of the highest quality and 100% dye-free. I also hold advanced training and certification on Eastern Cosmetic techniques, such as Jade Rolling, Facial Cupping, and Cosmetic Acupuncture.
How fast are you able to see results?
After one treatment! Jade Rolling will show you an instant reduction in the appearance of fine lines when used with a serum, however the most noticeable instant result is an afterglow, a feeling of refreshed lightness, relieved tension and deep facial relaxation.