What is Gua Sha?
Many skincare lovers know the amazing benefits that come from incorporating Gua Sha in a facial care routine. First originating from traditional Chinese medicine, the technique of Gua Sha emphasizes “scraping” a rounded edge tool along your face or body to help reduce inflammation, increase blood circulation and even remove tension. Additionally, when used in conjunction with something like a hydrating facial oil, Gua Sha can help products penetrate into the skin.
Being an avid user of Gua Sha, I swear by it. By using Gua Sha in my routine, I have seen a major improvement in my TMJ (temporomandibular joint dysfunction). Before Gua Sha I would wake up with a jaw so stiff it would lock on and off for the first couple of hours of my day. Now that I have made an effort to Gua Sha twice a day, morning and night, my jaw has seen serious improvement and no longer locks.
Crystal Healing with Gua Sha
Clearly Gua Sha has many benefits and is a simple way to step up your skincare routine, however, how do you choose what Gua Sha is right for you? When choosing a Gua Sha tool something to consider is the properties the Gua Sha gemstone carries.
A Rose Quartz Gua Sha carries many powerful properties. Rose Quartz is a stone of healing that is believed to help ward off negativity and promote in feelings of self love and serenity. While an Opaline Gua Sha is man made, the stone created in France in 1810, it’s still said to have beneficial properties. Opaline is believed to be the stone of new beginnings, providing emotional strength like hope and optimism to each user.
Regardless if you believe in crystal healing or the spiritual benefits gemstones can provide, it’s indisputable that Gua Sha is a simple way to elevate your skincare routine.