DiscoverLess Stressed Life: Anti-inflammatory Functional Medicine#197 Decrease puffiness, increase circulation and lymphatic drainage with Gua Sha with Gianna De La Torre of Wildling Beauty
#197 Decrease puffiness, increase circulation and lymphatic drainage with Gua Sha with Gianna De La Torre of Wildling Beauty

#197 Decrease puffiness, increase circulation and lymphatic drainage with Gua Sha with Gianna De La Torre of Wildling Beauty

Update: 2021-09-08
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This week on the Less Stressed Life Podcast,  I talked to Gianna De La Torre of Wildling Beauty about the ritual of Gua Sha. This ancient practice predates acupuncture and is a traditional piece of Chinese medicine. Gianna discusses the many ways in which Gua Sha can facilitate better health and specifically dives into the beauty benefits so many are after. This age old practice can be intertwined into our everyday routines for impressive results and feelings of wellbeing.

Key Takeaways:

  • Gianna's personal story as to how she got into Gua Sha via yoga and traveling to India.
  • What is Gua sha? Translation: "Scraping sand" clears stagnation, increases microcirculation in the tissues, oxygenating tissues, encouraging blood flow and lymph movement. 
  • Many uses for Gua Sha- anything from treating fevers to enhancing natural beauty
  • A Gua Sha Tool: a Gua Sha tool will typically be a thin piece to apply to the skin- stone, horn, disk like. Think spoon like or Tiger Balm Lid
  • Material matters. Different stones can give different results and craftmanship can be vary from one to another.
  • How does Gua Sha work for beauty

Guest shared some helpful tips on:

  • Gua Sha can be deeply calming. Choose to do Gua Sha in a relaxing place and time
  • How does someone get started? on website there are tutorials, also on IG, YouTube
  • Most important technique tips
  • How often to use Gua Sha

About Guest:

Gianna De La Torre is an acupuncturist, intuitive healer and co-founder of Wildling, a self-loving beauty collective embracing the ritual of Gua Sha. She found her passion for alternative medicine in India where she was mentored by an Ayurvedic doctor and then went on to explore acupuncture and herbal medicine.

“For as long as I can remember, I have had an insatiable curiosity about human health. I want to know all the tricks that genuinely make people feel better. My understanding of the body began in childhood — I’m the daughter of a gastroenterologist and the granddaughter of an osteopath. I had no shortage of stethoscopes."

Later on, I found my passion for alternative medicine in India where I was mentored by an Ayurvedic doctor. I obtained a master’s degree in acupuncture and herbology because it resonates with my energetic understanding of the body. My degrees are not my most prized credentials. I award more merit to my willingness to step outside of the box in my personal and professional healing work.

My Intuitive Acupuncture practice was born because I wanted to combine modalities that were extremely effective in my own healing journey. In my darkest moments, these healing practices gave my grief a purpose and they changed my life. For the next ten years, I embarked on a journey studying alternative healing methods that brought me back to life. Now it’s my turn to pay it forward. My mission to help people heal.”

Mentioned on this episode: 

Wildling 21 day Gua Sha challenge 

Where to find Guest:

wildling.com

TikToc, IG and You Tube: wildling_beauty

Discount code: Lessstressed

Where to find Christa:

Personalized functional medicine with Christa Biegler:

http://www.lessstressednutrition.com

Less Stressed Life Podcast:

http://www.lessstressedlife.com

Less Stressed Life Facebook Page:

https://www.fb.me/christabieglerrd/

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#197 Decrease puffiness, increase circulation and lymphatic drainage with Gua Sha with Gianna De La Torre of Wildling Beauty

#197 Decrease puffiness, increase circulation and lymphatic drainage with Gua Sha with Gianna De La Torre of Wildling Beauty