Jade Rollers are traditionally used on both the face and the body to improve the appearance, prevent signs of Aging and nourish the skin. Below we will explain in detail the key benefits of the jade roller both from a traditional Chinese point of View and from a modern scientific understanding.
Jade Rollers in Traditional Chinese Culture
Through out Chinese history jade has been treasured as a stone of wealth, beauty and power. Brooches and adornments denominating positions of authority were usually made of jade and beauty tools such as the jade roller were both symbols of status as well as treasured items for replenishing the skin and improving the appearance.
The ancient Chinese did not have constructs of the balance between collagen and elastin in the skin to explain changes in the skins appearance as people age. Instead the understanding of aging was born of the culture of the time and reflected the richness of knowledge in these eras and the strength of the belief in the connection between health and beauty.
Beautiful and glowing skin was believed to be a reflection of healthy qi or energy. Under this understanding the jade roller was believed to encourage healthy qi flow through out the face or area of the body it was treating. It is hard when considering this not to draw comparisons with our current understanding that jade rollers increase micro-circulation and indeed the ancient Chinese did believe that qi led blood and so would agree with us.
Under the ancient Chinese system the jade roller was also believed to balance yin and yang in the skin particularly in the face and so bring balance to the appearance. The concept of restoring harmony to the skin is now a catch phrase seen in many cosmetic advertisements but the Chinese took it far more seriously.
In fact in many ancient Chinese systems wrinkles and blemishes on the face were believed to represent disharmony in the internal organs. Under this theory by reducing these blemishes and wrinkles an individual was not only restoring harmony and health to their face but also to their whole body.
Understanding how seriously many of the signs of aging on the face were taken by the ancients it is easy to understand that a tool like the jade roller would not have survived the millenniums were it not considered to be very effective.
This was true not only of the face but also of other parts of the body. For example in women scars across the lower abdomen such as modern caesarean scars are still considered to severely adversely affect the gynaecological health of women in Traditional Chinese Medicine. For this reason both needling techniques and specially made ‘spikey jade rollers’ are often employed to reduce these scars (and often stretch marks) believing it will benefit the health of the women involved.
Modern Understanding of the Benefits of the Jade Facial Roller
Modern scientific understanding or the benefits of the jade rollers largely concurs with the traditional understanding but a very different vocabulary is used.
The Jade roller can benefit
- Increased and improve lymphatic drainage
- Increase micro-circulation in the skin
- Reduce puffiness and inflammation especially around the eyes
- Flatten out wrinkles to reduce their appearance.
All these benefits are achieved easily and gently at home or in clinic. Jade rollers are easy to use and are very pleasant and relaxing when in contact with the skin.
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