The answer to your skincare needs!
You may have seen or heard the term Gua Sha in passing or through social media as the hashtag grows in popularity, turning this ancient concept into a present-day trend. As holistic healing and crystals come back around to the top of the trend list, we are also seeing a lot about Gua Sha and Gua Sha stones. As Gua Sha stones grow in popularity, many may be wondering what the benefits of the stones actually are, or if they are even beneficial at all. However, it is not just a trend. In fact, there are many benefits to Gua Sha stones that you can and should utilize today.
The term Gua Sha was originally coined in China. Also known as skin coining, it is a traditional technique used to treat illnesses in China and other Southeast Asian countries. Coining is performed by taking a hard object with a smooth edge, such as a coin, and rubbing it along the skin in a linear manner. Practitioners believe that Gua Sha releases unhealthy bodily matter from within sore, tired, stiff or injured muscle areas and stimulates new oxygenated blood flow, which promotes faster healing and recovery similar to the proven benefits of a classic massage. Originally, this practice left strong red marks and bruises on the skin, but this practice has evolved into a much gentler treatment of the skin and body, specifically to the face. If you research Gua Sha on the internet, you may be bombarded with photos of bruised backs, but don’t let that scare you away, as that is very different than the face massage we are discussing here.
The firm and smooth movements used in the Gua Sha face massage help boost circulation. Gua Sha can also lift the contours of your face, correct asymmetry, and even break down blockages. Studies have shown that many skin conditions can be traced back to a stagnant lymphatic flow which allows toxins to remain trapped in blocked passageways of the skin and body. This can result in skin infections and even breakouts. Getting fresh blood and oxygen pumping through these blocked areas flushes these toxins away, paving the way to healthier skin.
Some of you may be thinking at this point, yes, I have heard of this already because of Jade Rollers. Jade itself holds a lot of vibrational energy. Jade keeps you from harm and while bringing and maintaining harmony and peace. It also stabilizes the emotions and eases anxiety or cyclical thinking. While Jade rollers are a great option for receiving some more diluted benefits of Gua Sha stones, they do not get as deeply healing as you might believe. Facial rollers are convenient and easy, but Gua Sha can work on a deeper level to increase blood flow, reduce puffiness, and drain the lymphatic system. Gua Sha face massage also allows for more precision in targeting your specific problem areas. You have the option of combining these two elements when you utilize our Gua Sha stones available for purchase. Our stones are carved from pure crystals and contain a lot of powerful energy and when utilized in this face massage, can work what some would call, miracles.
The many benefits of Gua Sha stones mentioned above do not do this treatment justice. While some may find skeptical, there is no harm in giving this a try for yourself to see if it will work for you, a pleasantsurprise is definitelyon the cards. Many people who have tried the Jade rollers and decided against it often find benefits in Gua Shua stones instead. They truly notice the reduction in puffiness and fine lines, brighter skin, and muscle relaxation. Most effective when done regularly, this really is the perfect addition to your skin care routine.