Why do you need a Gua Sha Massage
Gua Sha is a traditional Chinese medicine technique where a tool is used to scrape the skin to promote 'controlled' damage that stimulates repair. Originally, it was a practice to treat a myriad of health issues all over the body but the technique we will discuss will be for the face. In 2021 the Gua Sha facial massage entails using a tool to gently glide over the face to help sculpt, define and tone the contours of the face. The tool also helps with lymphatic drainage. Your lymph drains regardless weather you perform this face massage, but by using a tool, you help facilitate the drainage to go a little faster thereby to replenish fresh lymphatic fluid faster. Your body is bathed in fluids, your cells are bathed in fluids and its called the interstitial fluid which helps bring fresh nutrients to the body but as well as help detoxify the body. Gua Sha massage on face and body helps stimulate the body to start repairing and regenerating itself and if it's on the face, this means your cells will be stimulate to turnover faster.
You may have noticed you wake up with puffy eyes after a late night, or eating too much salt? you guessed it! Its interstitial fluid, and by using a gentle Gua Sha facial massage you can help slowly move the fluid to drain, and ultimately help de puff and brighten your complexion.
In terms of tools, you can use anything really! you can even use your fingers and not use a tool at all. We however recommend a crystal rose quartz or jade Gua Sha to help cool and soothe while massaging.
How to perform a Gua Sha Massage
Spritz freshly cleansed skin with your favorite hydrating mist and apply facial oil to provide a smooth base and prevent tugging.
Begin at the neck and work your way up in long, gentle strokes.
Using the notched side of the Gua Sha Sculptor, glide along the jawline and chin in outward motions.
Rotate your Gua Sha Sculptor to align with the natural contours of your cheeks and forehead and sweep outwards towards the hairline.
Finish by using the corners of your Gua Sha to relieve tension at pressure points such as jaw, temples and cheekbones.
Meet our favorite skincare accessory. Gua Sha deeply relaxes your skin while increasing blood circulation and collagen production.