Gua Sha Massage Stone
- The ancient Chinese practice of Gua Sha (translation Gua means scraping, Sha refers to redness of the skin).
- Provides a therapeutic massage, as part of your self- care routine, boosting blood circulation, detoxifying, toning and firming, leaving the skin glowing, fresh and healthy, releasing tension and stress.
- Helps stimulate lymphatic flow to encourage the removal cellular waste.
- Reducing puffiness and dull looking skin tone.
These smooth, cool stones in Jade or Rose Quartz work to reduce tension across your face and body. The perfect way to relax.
The lymphatic system is a detox pathway, the use of Gua Sha mushroom can help support the lymphatic flow, helping the shift of cellular waste, which if left, can give the appearance of dull, puffy skin.
Increasing circulation to the skin means increased oxygen to the skin, which in turn helps cellular turnover and repair which will boost your skin health, giving you a lovely healthy glow.
It’s easy to be unaware of how much tension you hold in your facial muscles, a few minutes massage with the Gua Sha mushroom, at the end of the day, can release the stress and tension built up, helping to reduce wrinkles, not to mention releasing stress and tension in the mind as well!
Used regularly can lead to brighter Skin, reduced puffiness, toned skin, released muscle tension.
After cleansing, gentle press several drops of face oil into your skin, this will ensure the Gua Sha mushroom will glide easily across your skin and encourage the oils to work deeply into your skin for an extra skin boost, be sure to use a good nourishing oil like ANI Skincare Face Oil.
Sweep the stone gently across the skin using rhythmical strokes and gentle pressure, glide from one area to another. Work across your face down to your collarbone and décolleté.
Repeat each action four or five times across each area, moving around your neck and up behind your ears, to an area of lymph nodes. Work from the centre, of the face, out, in a gentle back and forth motion from forehead to the ocular bone, cheeks chin and jawline.
Use as often as desired, three or four times a week for good effect.
Not just for the face, use across neck and shoulders, anywhere that you need to relax the muscles and release tension.
NOTE: Not to be used for people with botox or fillers or when pregnant as it can stimulate certain acupressure points that should be avoided during pregnancy.
How to use
1. Sweep upwards from your brow to your hairline, working across the forehead from the middle outwards.
2. Move to the ocular area with gentle rotating movements work from the bridge of the nose along the eyebrow moving to the delicate under-eye area, staying on the ocular bone and taking care not to drag or pull the skin, move back to the bridge of the nose, repeat this action several times.
3. Trace along your cheekbones from your nostrils move outwards, using upwards action, towards your temples.
4. Carry on with this action from the corners of your mouth towards your ears.
5. Move to the centre of your chin and glide out and back along the jawline, working along the top edge then the bottom edge of the jawline.
6. Continue down the neck, from the centre jawline, sweeping downwards and outwards towards the collar bone and décolleté.
7. Allow the stone to do the work, you don’t need to apply excess pressure. Always apply Face oil to avoid dragging, the aim is to stimulate and tone not pull the skin or bruise.
This whole exercise will only take a few minutes and can be done with a single stone, however, for maximum effect using two simultaneously is recommended to create a uniform massage and even pressure.