What's the gua sha? Pronounced "gwa sha," this technique of massage has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for generations. Facial gua sha helps to stimulate lymphatic flow and drainage, and also smooth fascia under the skin. GUA SHA is a practice that goes back 700 years to the Ming Dynasty in China (but potentially dates as far back as prehistoric times!) This massage technique is for your face and body to increase circulation, relax your muscles and also promotes lymphatic drainage and reduces wrinkles with long term use.
Essentially, gua sha is a way to massage skin releasing tension to reduce the look of wrinkles, fine lines and deep age lines. It is also highly recommended to achieve a healthy glow.
Gua sha is accomplished by applying facial oil to the skin, spreading it well with your fingertips and then gently press and pull on the skin with the gut she tool in an upwards motion. You will see a noticeable lift and the skin will look softer and finer. This technique works well if you are also applying a moisturizer with sun protection ingredients. As well as being anti-wrinkle, it can also help to treat stretch marks and has been used for a solid 2 weeks with no problems.
The practice of gua sha is a gentle and safe one, there are a number of gua sha tool shapes and sizes available to choose from. The most popular ones are made of rose quartz, and jade stones.
In short, incorporating gua sha in your skin care routine is an extremely effective and low cost beauty secret. If you have been suffering from facial tension and fine lines, then gua sha is the best treatment for you. As well as being a natural beauty secret, the regular practice of gua she is a healing and nourishing treatment and you will be pleased with the results.