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A Complete Guide to Using the Anma

March 24, 2021

A Complete Guide to Using the Anma

One of my favorite ways to begin a facial with my clients is facial contouring massage using a gua sha (pronounced gwah-shah) device. And my go-to is the Anma. This article will answer all of your questions about the Anma and give you a download to use at home.

What is the Anma?

The ANMA is a small handheld device mimicking fingertips and thumbs to create ideal massage action. The fingertip-like extensions are 1/2 inch deep. The thumb-like tips are 3/4 inch deep. It is made of high-grade acrylic (it is NOT plastic). The small size of 3-1/2 inches long x 2 inches wide x 2-1/2 inches tall makes it easy for travel. 

It is used to GENTLY massage and release deep facial tension. This action releases wrinkles, bunching, sagging, and overall tired facial muscles. 

Why Would I Use the Anma?

Anyone desiring to use facial massage for fascia release would use the Anma. Because restricted fascia happens in young and old alike, spending a few minutes a day releasing the places it gets stuck (forehead, between eyes, corner of eyes, smile lines, cheeks, jawline, neck, and décolleté) will improve skin tone and texture, and improve circulation.

Using the device will assist in bringing hyaluronic acid (the stuff in expensive injectables) to the surface of the skin for fresher, plumper, and healthier skin.

How Much Pressure Should be Applied?

As counterintuitive as it may seem, the lighter you massage with the Anma, the deeper the release. Never use enough pressure to stretch the skin. The objective is to skim the surface of your skin.

How Do I Use the Anma?

The best way to learn how to use the Anma is to watch my videos on YouTube.

Here are a few of the most popular Anma videos: 

https://youtu.be/VDEjsl3Rol0 - Release Your Frown Lines

https://youtu.be/XDXE8t6a8iM - Facial Exercises and the Anma

https://youtu.be/0LcKlDo6c_g - Releasing Wrinkles with the Anma

You may download instructions here

Beware of Knock-Offs

I only sell the ORIGINAL Anma, invented and designed by Jane Mann. Others found on the Internet are copy-cats and are being sold unethically. They are not made of the same high-grade acrylic and are made of questionable plastics. Knock-offs may be a different size and a different color. Previously, the Jane Mann Anma was golden yellow, tortoiseshell brown, clear, and hot pink.

For additional learning, read What You Need to Know About Muscle Memory.

 

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