Meridian Facials: Everything You Need to Know

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Do you gua sha? If not, you should!


Because the Meridian Facial is a great offering for your clients. It goes beyond a simple facial, incorporating facial massage techniques with Chinese medicine for the ultimate experience. Your clients will leave feeling revitalized and refreshed, with their skin texture improved and wrinkles and fine lines softened.

Here’s what you need to know about Meridian Facials and how you can incorporate them into your practice.

What Is a Meridian Facial?

A Meridian facial merges the ancient technique of gua sha with the meridian theory. By massaging the key meridian facial points that flow along the energy pathways, you can reveal younger-looking skin and increase your client’s overall wellness.

By tapping into the network of invisible energy that runs through the body, you can use the facial meridians to direct the flow of lymph and blood to remove toxins, minimize fine lines and wrinkles, improve acne, restore resiliency, improve circulation, and give facial contours a lift.

Special tools are used to stroke the skin and improve radiance for a one-of-a-kind spa experience.

Performing a Meridian Facial

The very first thing to do is to stimulate Chi – which means you must set your intention. This is crucial to the flow of energy for the massage. Then, you start with a scalp massage to target the meridian lines of the scalp with a special tool designed to reduce tension.

As you move through this facial, you’ll cleanse and exfoliate next. Your clients can opt at this point for an enzyme peel and conditioning facial masque to penetrate deeper.

Depending on what skin condition your client is attempting to work on, you choose a complementary skin crème or serum next, working around the eyes and lips. Jade tools are also brought in to help sculpt facial contours, reduce tension and stress, and improve skin texture and tone.

One of the best things about offering this facial in your med spa is that you can make the treatment as long or as short as you and your client want. You can also choose to shift the focus of this facial to the specialty masque or enzyme peel – it’s really up to you.

Just as long as you use each step as an opportunity to focus on acupressure points to help increase the impact of the facial and the experience for the client.

Get Your Clients Excited

This is not only a great treatment to provide to your clients, there are so many ways to market it! Since it’s a facial that is customizable, let your clients know that it can save time (you keep your clothes on throughout) but add a lot of value to their desired outcomes. Plus, it’s a great way to reduce stress. Best of all, it’s affordable!

If you’re ready to learn more about Meridian Facials, sign up for our video course today. You can buy the course here and discover with NewMed all of the amazing ways to add value to your medspa with this amazing and new technique.