Gua Sha

GUA SHA

What is gua sha?

Gua sha is a traditional East Asian and Chinese technique used to invite well-being, circulation and remove stagnant toxin build-up in the body. It is used gently in facial massage. Gua means  “scrape” and sha means “sand” and this practice has been used for thousands of years.

What type of gua sha tool is best to use on the face?

There are many different shapes. Jade or rose quartz stone are greatly used as they have healing energy. Choice is up to you.

What does gua sha do?

For context, gua sha pre-dates acupuncture. The stroke pattern used awakens the meridian lines (lifeforce path) to activate the body’s natural healing abilities.

What are the benefits?

  • Collagen production (strength in cells).
  • Sculpts and tones the facial contour, allowing lyphatic drainage (which is often filled with toxins and waste) out of the cells to be cleansed.
  • Wrinkes are softened, as muscle tension is released.
  • Skin becomes radiant as circulation is increased. Carries nutrient-rich oxygenated blood (food for the cells) to the skin and tissues.
  • Helps brighten dark circles around the eyes.
  • Aids in breaking up and releasing  skin from dark spots and hyper-pigmentation, therefore brightening the complexion.
  • Has the ability to heal and relieve rosacea (esp. rose quartz tool being cooling on the skin. Keeping it in fridge gives it an extra boost of relief).

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