Reasons to massage with natural stone accessories

In recent years, natural stone beauty accessories have started to gain more and more popularity on the Romanian beauty scene, as their benefits were starting to be discovered. In this article, we discuss not only the importance of facial massage and the role of this practice in the care and maintenance of your skin, but also about the benefits of a natural stone massage.

What are the benefits of a facial massage?

Facial massage can be done in a professional setting, at the Spa, but you can also practice it in your own home. Facial massage has several important benefits:

Advantages of Using Natural Stone Accessories

So, bottom line is: we need to incorporate facial massage into our daily beauty routine. But what is the purpose of natural stone, unlike other care products?

Facial massage with natural stone comes from traditional Chinese medicine, where small stones were used to eliminate health problems (muscle ailments, pain) and to achieve a smooth and bright complexion.

Natural stone massage is far superior to plastic accessory massage for several reasons:

What different types of accessories can you use?

Wondering which natural stone accessory is right for you? Well, each has its own unique advantages.

  1. Gua Sha

Due to its unique shape, the Gua Sha stone facilitates facial massage with both larger and narrower parts for massaging each area of ​​the face. A Gua Sha massage , unlike the roller, offers more control over the pressure and movement, but also a stronger contour.

  1. Facial roller

The facial roller is easier to handle because the stone moves easily over the facial muscles. Equipped with a smaller, delicate end for the eye area and a larger one for the rest of the face, the facial roller is an excellent choice for sensitive skin.

  1. Textured mini roller

Last but not least, a textured Mini Roller offers a more intense facial massage. It better stimulates blood circulation and encourages deep absorption of oils and creams.

Facial Roll Massage - Does It Really Work?

The facial roller is one of the most beloved beauty products of the season and rightly so: facial massage with the help of the roller has many benefits. It contributes to our inner health, to our mood, but also to a bright and velvety complexion.

And because we've heard many women wonder if "facial massages actually work", we set out to answer this question here and explain its effects in detail.

First of all, what is the facial roll?

The facial roller can be equipped with one or two natural stones (such as quartz or sodalite) at one end. Some skincare products come with only a larger stone, while other rollers have both a larger and a smaller stone to cover more delicate areas (such as the eye area).

The facial roll can have a smooth or textured surface, each of which offers certain specific benefits (which we discussed in another article).

When and how often should the facial roller be used?

Ideally, this facial massage device should be used twice a day, in the morning and in the evening, during the care ritual. The massage is performed after applying the cream or serum on the face, to facilitate their absorption (among other benefits).

The roller should not be used for too long - even three to five minutes of daily massage can lead to the long-lasting benefits.

But does it really work?

Many people are wondering if facial roll massage can really have the promised benefits. And to answer this question, it is best to turn to experts.

Studies show that facial roller massage contributes to lymphatic drainage, which in turn can reduce swelling (including under-eye bags). Through pressure, the facial roller subtly stimulates the lymph (the fluid-filled liquid in the lymphatic system) that is under the skin. The presence of these toxins contributes to the swelling of the skin, and the massage, pushing the toxins out, can give the skin a smooth and supple appearance.

Facial massage also has an anti-aging effect, achieved by stimulating circulation. The pressure applied by the roller during the massage "awakens" the blood vessels and accelerates the circulation. This stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, two crucial elements for elastic skin, but also the production of new cells, which leads to a younger and more hydrated skin, improving the appearance of wrinkles.

And speaking of well-being, facial roll massage can reduce anxiety. Most of the time, we don't even notice when the facial muscles are tense. It is believed that we "keep" a lot of tension in the jaw, and massaging and relaxing these muscles obviously eases this tension.

Thus, in addition to the benefits on the skin, facial roll massage equally has an important effect on our mood.

Facial Roll Myths

As we have seen, there are many studies supporting the health benefits of a facial massage with natural stones. However, there are some so-called "myths" that lead to exaggerated expectations about the role of the facial roller and, inevitably, to disappointment.

  1. The facial roll does not help loose weight. Although it encourages lymphatic drainage and by releasing lymph, the face may appear slimer after the massage, the facial roll does not actually eliminate fat.
  1. The facial roll does not cure ailments, but it can improve them quite a bit. Dermatological conditions, such as acne, can be alleviated by regular massage, as it stimulates the circulation and production of new, healthy cells. Similarly, the facial roll relaxes the muscles of the face and neck, helping to alleviate pain due to some ailments, yet it won’t magically cure the ailment.

It is important to understand what realistic expectations from facial roll massage look like so that you are not disappointed.

2 Facial Massage Techniques You Must Try

Facial massage brings with it countless benefits, both for your skin and for your health. Practiced regularly, it stimulates blood circulation and accelerates lymphatic drainage, effectively reducing wrinkles and swelling of the face.

Thanks to their many skin benefits, these natural stone facial massage devices , such as facial roll or gua sha stone, should not be missing from your daily care routine.

In this article, we discuss how to get a facial massage with a roller or gua sha stones.

Technique # 1: Roller Massage

The key word in a roller facial massage is lymphatic drainage. Our goal with this type of massage is not only to relax the muscles, but also to push the lymph (the fluid full of toxins from the lymphatic system) out.

Caution: Do not press too hard on the roller. Even if we push something out, it doesn't mean you have to push hard, otherwise you risk breaking the blood vessels. Be careful, the weight of the natural stone itself is enough to move the lymph.

  1. Let's start at collarbone height: using the massage roller , slowly massage the area of ​​the collarbone with up and down movements. It is important to relax and warm the throat before moving to the face to achieve lymphatic drainage.
  1. Continue moving along the neck.
  1. When you get to the jaw, it's time to change the pace a little. We replace the vertical movement with a horizontal up and down movement. Starting from the chin area, roll the cheek to the ear. You can insist on certain areas, depending on what feels better to you, but make sure you cover your entire cheek before moving on to the next part of your face.
  1. We will then massage the forehead, slowly returning to the eye area. For the forehead, it would be ideal to start from the middle, massaging horizontally, towards the temples.

For eye massage, we recommend a duo facial roller, because the smaller stone is more suitable and easier to use on the eye area.

  1. Starting from the nose, gently massage the area under the eyes, towards the temples (the same movement you use when removing make-up).
  1. Last but not least, you can use the small stone of the roller to gently massage the eyebrows and the sides of the nose.

Technique # 2: Gua sha Massage

The gua sha stone massage is, in many ways, very similar to the facial roller. Here, too, it is important not to use too much pressure when massaging, to avoid bruising.

Before starting the massage, you should apply generous amounts of oil, serum or a greasy cream to facilitate the movement of the stone. If you feel that you are pulling on the skin of your neck or face with a stone, it means that you have not hydrated enough.

  1. Neck

Start again with the collarbone area, massaging upwards, along the neck, until reaching the stone somewhere behind the ear. It is well known that the muscles in this area accumulate a lot of tension and become tense, which also affects the appearance of the face, pulling the facial muscles down.

For neck massage, we can use the part with the two curved tips or the long side parts. We then come to the center to cover the whole neck with the gua sha.

  1. Face

We will use the whole part with two curved points for the jawline, insisting on the ear area, because this is where accumulated tension builds up.

Then using one of the sides of the stone, we will massage along the cheek, pressing one of the corners in the cheek.

For the eye area we will use one of the curved tips, but instead of pressing, we would rather draw lines with gua sha stone along the face. Keep a finger close to your nose to better stretch your skin. You can insist on the temples because here too, there is an important point of tension.

And let's not forget the forehead, where we can use either the two curved tips or one of the sides of the stone to relax the muscles and complete the lymphatic drainage.

Get a smooth and bright complexion thanks to lymphatic drainage

You've probably heard of lymphatic drainage and its health benefits more than once. And if you ever wanted to benefit from these results, but you weren't sure how you could do it yourself or without the help of a specialist, we now have a solution for you!

We will present a device specially created to accelerate the elimination of toxins through lymphatic drainage; a textured roller - and yes, its texture makes it so special, because its surface offers a deep massage, able to stimulate the elimination of toxins from the tissues. But let's first look at what this lymphatic drainage is and what its effects are on the skin.

What is lymphatic drainage?

Lymphatic drainage is a massage technique that consists of performing specific movements, with light pressure, on the skin, techniques that move the lymph, the fluid of the lymphatic system that contains toxins, that is, from our tissues to the outside.

The massage itself is the one that causes the elimination of toxins from under the skin, and if it is practiced regularly, it improves blood flow and helps oxygenate the tissues.

In essence, there is a cleansing, a purification and hence the many extraordinary benefits on our body because decongestion restores the firmness and vitality of the body.

Of course, the first question may be, if it is so simple, why doesn’t everyone enjoy these effects? The answer is simple- this massage should be performed regularly and correctly, but this is not at all difficult when you have a few devices at hand that will significantly ease the process.

Although they have been in vogue for a relatively short time, facial massage rollers have been widely used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years. As early as the 7th century, Chinese empresses used these rolls to detoxify the skin and prevent the appearance of bags under the eyes. Today, we can enjoy the same benefits if we prove a little patience with them and slowly integrate them into our daily routine.

Roller types and differences 

There are several types of massage rollers, but let’s discuss one with a textured surface, as it is the most suitable for stimulating deep lympathic drainage.

While smooth surface rollers are special for sensitive or slightly irritated skin, textured ones are used for more mature skin in need of lifting and presenting fine lines and wrinkles. Indeed, the signs of aging skin can be combated with the help of such a roller massage because its texture stimulates circulation, tones the skin and gently exfoliates it, improving the appearance of smile lines, expression but also deeper wrinkles.

Rollers can be included in any type of skincare routine, regardless of the time of day. There are many benefits when used in combination with cosmetics. They facilitate a faster and deeper absorption of skin care products, helping the skin to hydrate deeply.

Pink Quartz — The Most Popular Stone

Of all the natural stones on the market, the most popular is Rose Quartz. Many people prefer it because of their skin type. For example, if you have a sensitive complexion, which is easily irritated and does not reconcile with a variety of creams, it is advisable to use textured Pink Quartz textured Mini Rollers because this stone is the stone of love, meaning the friendliest and gentlest of all stones. Moreover, Pink Quartz rollers help reduce stress and negative energy, as their properties repair, heal and renew cells.

How does textured rolling support lymphatic drainage?

Deep massage of the skin with the help of textured rollers stimulates the lymph nodes, thus accelerating the elimination of toxins from the body. The process starts at the level of the face and goes down to the neck area. All facial tension is thus reduced and an energetic recovery takes place.

Textured rolling is an alternative to micro-needling therapy. It stimulates the regenerative function of the skin without destroying the epidermis. The textured roll can also be used to reduce cellulite, stretch marks and scars on the body. Our recommendation is to opt for a set of textured rollers so that you can benefit from their different properties.

Benefits

Using rollers for facial massage has several benefits. Massaging with these rollers prevents skin aging, by toning the facial muscles and improving elasticity. Also, if used correctly, the textured facial massage roller helps to renew the skin cells. Another benefit is that the rollers improve blood circulation and contribute to the production of collagen in the face.

In addition, textured Mini Rollers relieve tension in the face and jaw, accelerating the elimination of toxins.

Conclusion

Facial massage rollers are the best tool for performing lymphatic drainage on your own. This massage technique is the simplest alternative when you want to benefit from all these wonderful effects on the skin, right from the comfort of your home. The massage is easy to perform if you follow the instructions in the package, it is only necessary to perform it daily, using repeated movements, for 3-5 minutes.

Everything you need to know about the benefits of Gua Sha massage

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.

Benefits

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.

Lymphatic Drainage

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? 

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