Like its close cousin, the Jade Roller, facial gua sha is a massage technique designed to relieve tension in the muscles of the face, boost blood circulation and encourage lymphatic drainage to banish bloat. The term gua sha is comprised of two Chinese words: gua, meaning to rub or scrape, and sha, a type of stagnant energy that causes excess heat to build within the body. Our gua sha is made of Jade, which is known as the “Stone of Heaven” in Chinese culture. The naturally cool properties of jade have been used since ancient times to aid with muscle relief in massage.
As with jade rollers, gua sha is best performed on a clean face that’s been primed with a serum or moisturizer to fend off excess friction.
To Use: Warm stone in hand. Angling the gua sha tool as close to parallel with your skin as possible, place the fingers of your free hand close to the tool’s edge to provide some resistance, and then gently sweep the tool up and out toward the perimeter of your face. At the end of each stroke, give the tool a little extra wiggle to help release the tension. Repeat each stroke three times.
To Care: Wipe gently with a damp cloth and towel dry after each use