G U A S H A is a Traditional Chinese Medicine healing method involving scraping of the skin's surface with a tool to stimulate the movement of 'Qi'. The purpose of this practice is to stimulate circulation within the soft tissue, address any stagnant energy and allow for more flow within the body. Gua Sha is known to aid in the healing and symptom relief of a variety of health conditions.
Although this is an ancient practice, interest in Gua Sha has drastically increased over the last few years.
Holistic skin specialists started learning how to apply a more gentle version of this technique to the face, and the results were profound.
This scraping method has a powerful and instantly visible effect on the skin, connective tissue and muscles. After just one treatment, the face looks and feels more lifted, smoothed and rejuvenated.
Facial Gua Sha encourages more movement, flow, nourishment and vitality...which is all the face really needs when it comes to experiencing youthful radiance and graceful aging.
You will find that you can use a variety of objects as 'Gua Sha tools'. The stones I use in my treatments and offer for self-care have been designed by Facial Gua Sha experts specifically for the contours of the face and neck.
When it comes to choosing stones/tools for your self-care practice, I invite you to check in with your senses and allow your intuition to guide you.
Do you feel drawn to these stones? Are they awakening and exciting your senses? Do you feel as if this practice resonates with you?
Take a moment to pause, check in with what it is your body is telling you and always remember that your own hands are the most powerful healing tools you will ever have.