What is a gua sha?

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What is a gua sha?

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An angled stone—usually made out of crystal, bone or horn—the tool is used to firmly scrape the skin on the face to promote blood flow and energy redirection.

Gua sha has been proven to help relieve tension in the face, reduce puffiness and inflammation, and it can even help reduce sinus pressure. 
Gua sha is most often used to relieve muscle and joint pain. Practitioners claim that gua sha can benefit the immune system and reduce inflammation.
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Facial gua sha increases circulation and the production of anti-aging molecules, collagen, and elastin. Collagen helps to reduce wrinkles, and elastin helps to firm and tone the face. This increased circulation helps with detoxification. This may lead to a clearer complexion and promote lymphatic drainage.

What is lymphatic drainage massage?

Lymph drainage massage has become a popular form of massage due to its potential health benefits. This specialized approach focuses on the lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system. This type of massage aims to help the body maintain proper blood circulation, body fluid balance, and immune functions.

Why do we give the gua sha a wiggle?

At the end of each stroke of a guasha facial massage, you jiggle/wiggle the guasha a couple of times. This is to to encourage lymphatic drainage.

To see how to give yourself a guasha facial massage, please click here:




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