Gua Sha and the benefits from a Skincare Professional

Gua Sha what? Why is it so popular?  It turns out that the ancients had it right with this tool.  This little gem will help to firm, tone, soften, release and help to make your skin glow when done right.

So what is gua sha? Used in traditional ancient Chinese medicine, gua sha (gwah-shah) involves scraping a boomerang-shaped or rounded edge tool along the face and body to relieve muscle tension, boost circulation, and reduce inflammation. Gua sha aims to move energy, known as qi or chi, around the body. 

Gua Sha is usually made from crystal.  Rose quartz and Jade are the most popular and rose Quartz is best for acne-prone skin, fine lines, and wrinkles, while jade is best for contouring, lifting, and working out tight muscles.  

Jade is a powerful and timeless stone that symbolizes prosperity and eternal youth. Using this stone helps attract tranquility and good luck while expelling negative energy. Jade is a great stone for bringing balance and harmony. Because jade is naturally cooling and known as the Stone of Eternal Youth, it is perfect for anyone who is looking for balanced skin and a youthful glow.

Rose quartz promotes self-love, acceptance, and reflection. Known universally as the stone of love, rose-quartz has properties that help soothe, purify and bring a deep inner feeling of healing and peace to the heart and mind. Rose Quartz is perfect for anyone looking to bring self-love into their beauty routine and promote a soothing experience for the skin.

To start, always begin with an intention to bring awareness to the skin you're about to work on and shower it with love.  Start from the neck and work your way up, using the various sides as illustrated on the diagram above. Each part of the gua sha tool will naturally fit and sculpt an area of your face.  Gua Sha releases tension, moves lymph and increases circulation.  With circulation brings oxygen, hydration, softening of fine lines, wrinkles, and a reduction of redness.  The benefits are mind blowing and skin GLOWING!


Do you know that BAD word pertaining to skin?....That's right ladies, STRESS!  It has the worst effect on the skin, causing the skin to be sullen, dry, thin and just plain worn out!  Gua Sha is a wonderful alternative to stressed out skin and a beautiful way to add relaxation into your daily routine and give yourself a little self-care and self love.




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