Gua Sha is a traditional Eastern Asian practice that translates in English to “scraping the pain away”. Healing crystal stones are gently stroked across the skin to encourage lymphatic flow, increase circulation, and smooth and lift the skin. Here are just a few benefits of adding a Gua Sha stone facial to your daily skincare routine: ( By Holistic Skin Therapist, Cassandra Bradshaw)
1. GROUNDING RITUAL
The art of Gua Sha is extremely grounding. The slow pace of movement and gentle touch are deeply relaxing, instantly activating our parasympathetic (relaxed) nervous state.
2. TENSION RELIEF
We hold so much tension in our face and neck. Using deep pressure with a Gua Sha stone can really get into sticky knotted areas to release held muscular tension, thus allowing muscles to do their supportive jobs properly. You’ll experience a dramatic release of tension with Gua Sha incorporated frequently into your self-care routine. This can be a great tool for TMJ and headache sufferers. Relaxing our facial muscles regularly also prevents and fades light expression lines.
Gua Sha imparts a truly holistic effect on the body. This manual movement stimulates our lymphatic system, helping our organs function optimally by breaking up stagnation, flowing debris and toxins within the body for easier expulsion.
4. NATURAL FACELIFT
The unique edges of various Gua Sha stones work perfectly to lift, sculpt and tighten the skin. Regular use can prevent the signs of aging such as sagging, dull and wrinkled skin. Since Gua Sha helps stimulate circulation, the technique itself oxygenates and carries nutrients to the skin cells. The increased blood flow resulting from Gua Sha contributes to a more lively, plumped up and youthful appearance.
5. GLOWING SKIN
No flow, no glow! Gua Sha increases circulation and improves lymphatic function, resulting in a naturally dewy, glowing complexion. The action of gently scraping the Gua Sha tool across the skin aids in serum/moisturizer product penetration, so those juicy phytonutrients go deeper into the layers of skin to feed us even more hydration. Gua Sha can also be used to prevent and clear acne, decongesting the skin and lessening inflammation.
(Includes 1oz Peaceful Warrior Natural Face Serum and 1 Rose Quartz Gua Sha Facial Stone with velvet pouch)