My massage class learned how to use essential oils & gliding cups to help erase stretch marks. The essential oils soak in to soften the scar tissue and improve the skin, then the gliding cups bring healing circulation & Yin fluids to fill in the grooves.
You should expect this to take between 1-6 months of consistent treatment, with a Very noticeable improvement if not complete healing of the skin. It’s especially helpful to increase intake of water and Vitamin C during the treatments through fresh juicing, fresh parsley tea, or a quality supplement.
Here’s what we did:
Make the Essential Oil Cream. There are quite a few oils and nice recipes that can be used.
Here’s my blend: (You can learn how to make things like this in the Essential Oil Workshops I teach each month)
4oz Cream Base: Shea butter, Cocoa butter, Avacado oil, Apricot oil, Calendula infused oil.
Essential Oils added to base: Rose Hip Seed CO2 6d, Bulgarian Lavender 4d, Palmarosa 6d, Green Mandarin 8d, Rock Rose 3d, Green Tea 2d, Carrot 8d, Pink Grapefruit 8d.
Apply Moxa Balm (Chinese herbal ointment) to acupoints LU-9 (pictured) and SP-6 (not shown). This helps tonify Metal and Earth elements which are both indicated.
Apply the Essential Oil Cream to the stretch marks and really work it into the skin, but only to the person’s comfort level. It should be a little vigorous but not at all painful.
Use the gliding cup in short straight strokes going in different directions – up, down, across, diagonal. Do this for about 5 minutes per area worked. It takes about 15 minutes to do an entire abdomen by breaking it up into sections. If the skin starts to get red or irritated, stop.
Use gentle massage to smooth out the skin area.
The cream can be applied daily. The gliding cup can be done up to 3x/week. This makes a great quick spot-treatment package as it only takes about 15 minutes and can easily be done on a lunch break or on the way home from work. Results are seen in continuous gradual improvement and are often noticed to start immediately after the first treatment.