Gua sha is an ancient massage therapy that increases blood circulation. This ancient Chinese healing technique has been used to improve health and heal chronic pain.
In Gua Sha, the technique is to scrape your skin with short or long strokes to stimulate microcirculation in the soft tissues, which increases blood circulation. You can make these strokes with a tool called the Gua massage tool.
Gua Sha is intended to address stagnant energy, called chi, in the body that practitioners believe may be responsible for inflammation. Inflammation is the underlying cause of several conditions associated with chronic pain. Rubbing the skin’s surface is thought to help break up this energy, reduce inflammation, and promote healing.
What are the benefits of Gua Sha?
While there have been many Chinese studies regarding the efficacy of gua sha, it is only recently that American researchers have begun publishing their findings. The following are the benefits of Gua Sha and why we recommend using it:
● Promote blood circulation: The best way to get glowing and plump skin is to increase
blood circulation in your skin. When you scrape your skin with the Gua sha you are
stimulating the soft tissues in your skin that increase blood circulation in your skin.
● Improve fine lines and wrinkles: Guasha can temporarily help reduce new and soft
wrinkles and fine lines. For a long-lasting improvement, a Gua Sha should not be your
● Promotes lymphatic drainage: Gua sha can eliminate fluid buildup in your skin. Fluid
buildup in your skin means the puffiness in your skin that you might experience in the
morning. Using a Gua sha every morning will reduce puffiness in the face and under
● Relieves muscle tension: Using a Guasha regularly can untangle knotted muscles or
release built-up muscle tension.
How to use a Gua Sha tool?
The first step to using a gua sha is to cleanse your skin. By starting with a clean face, you can ensure your face is free from impurities, and it is beneficial for getting the best results. Fro there, lather your face with facial oil to protect the top layer of your skin. Essentially with the tool, you must create long or short inwards and outwards motion creating imaginary lines around your face.
Using the Gua sha tool is simple. All you need to do is place the Gua sha flat against your skin.
Move the Gua Sha from your forehead creating upwards motions on your forehead. Remember that you must be gentle with the pressure you apply to your skin. Next, you can move on to your cheeks, moving the Gua sha outwards from your nose to your ears. Finally, flip the Gua sha to the curved section. Moving from the chin, scrap along your jawline until you reach your ear. For the best results, continue these movements for 10 minutes. An important thing to remember is to scrape the skin in one direction. You will attract more blood and simulation to a specific area.
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