What is Gua Sha?
A Gua Sha massage is a form of non-invasive therapy used in traditional Chinese medicine for cell regeneration, treatment and relaxation. Done correctly, a Gua Sha massage helps eliminate any energy blockage, lymphatic drainage and offers an efficient facelift.
Unlike the Gua Sha body massage,the facial massage with this stone does not require the involvement of a therapist, is easy to perform even at home and can be effortlessly incorporated into your daily skin care routine.
How is it used?
You can use Gua Sha stone in the morning, to prepare the skin for makeup, in the evening, to relax the muscles, or even during the day for lifting and contouring. All you have to do is apply a small amount of oil, serum or moisturizer and massage the skin for 3-5 minutes using the Gua Sha stone. For a complete effect, make sure you spend enough time on the massage to touch all areas: forehead, cheeks, neck and décolleté area.
But why is this stone so special and how can the Gua Sha therapy bring so many benefits? Let's find out together!
Contouring and Lifting Effect
It's all about its shape, which mimics the natural curves of the face - a properly applied Gua Sha facial massage provides a precise and deep contour, thus accelerating lymphatic drainage. The two curved tips of the stone are used for the jaw line, the long parts are used for large areas such as the forehead, cheeks or neck, and the simple curved edge is used for eye contour.
Stimulation of Blood Circulation
The movements made during the Gua Sha stone massage stimulate the microcirculation in the soft tissues. The blood flow to the capillaries increases during the massage due to the pressure applied, resulting in the stagnated blood in the capillaries being replaced with fresh, oxygenated blood. But do not overdo it with the pressure level applied; start with light touches, gradually testing the right pressure for your skin type.
A Gua Sha massage has been shown to help tone the face by stimulating the lymphatic system. This is the second circulatory system and an important part of the immune system. During the massage, a Gua Sha device acts directly on the pressure points, accelerating lymphatic drainage.
Production of Collagen and Elastin
Collagen and elastin are the elements that give elasticity and firmness to your skin. As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and firmness while our body begins to produce less and less collagen. It may sound scary, but collagen production begins to decline after the age of 20. By stimulating the lymphatic system and the circulatory system during the Gua Sha massage, the production of collagen and elastin is activated. This helps prevent wrinkles, reduce fine lines and maintain the elasticity and firmness of the skin for a longer period of time.
Deep Moisture and Hydration
Another benefit of a Gua Sha facial massage is the intense moisture and hydration it provides to the skin. Through the movements made during the massage and the applied pressure, the Gua Sha stone warms the skin and facilitates the absorption of cosmetics, for a deep hydrating effect. For a complete relaxing result, the Gua Sha can be warmed up with the dual function within the Mini Cosmetic Fridge.
We know that a Gua Sha stone massage promotes blood circulation and stimulates the production of collagen and elastane and a direct effect of these two benefits is to reduce wrinkles and reduce fine lines. Used regularly, the Gua Sha stone works by stimulating the deep layers of the skin, which in turn stimulates the production of collagen and elastane. These two are the elements that your skin needs to look fresh and rejuvenated.
Who benefits from such a massage?
Easy—everyone! Not only does a Gua Sha facial massage promote lymphatic drainage, restore energy balance and healing, but it also increases blood flow to soft tissues, stimulates collagen production and relaxes facial muscles! Given the benefits of the Gua Sha, it is not surprising that it has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for hundreds of years.
All you need to do to get these benefits is to include a Gua Sha stone massage in your daily skin care routine. It is important not to be discouraged if at first the movements do not come naturally to you. Regular application of the massage is the key. In time you will become an expert in Gua Sha!
And to make the massage an even more pleasant experience, on our website you can choose from three Gua Sha stones according to your preferences. Each stone has different metaphysical properties. The Pink Quartz Stones Gua Sha calm, invigorate and heal, theWhite Quartz Stone helps you concentrate and gives you energy while the Gua Sha sodalite stone gives courage and helps to create an emotional balance.
What are you waiting to try your first Gua Sha Massage yet?