Gua Sha is a healing massage technique from Traditional Chinese Medicine that can be used to lift, tone and tighten skin, increase the efficacy of your skincare, and for your skin to look refreshed and glowy.
The technique stems from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), and involves the use of a skincare tool (like this one!) with a flat edge that can be used to press-stroke or scrape lubricated skin in one direction. This, according to the Chinese, moves qi (气) or energy around the body. In allopathic medical terms, this translates into improving circulation which releases stagnant blood and toxins. This movement allows for more blood and nutrient flow to stagnant areas, allowing for healing and rejuvenating tired skin.
This guasha is made using carefully sourced green aventurine. In crystal healing, green aventurine represents luck, abundance and happiness. It's also connected to issues of the heart and emotion, and is known as a stone of personal growth, to accept opportunities about learning about oneself and one's place in the universe.
*Please note that as these tools are crafted from natural stone, there will be minor imperfections varying across individual units. These imperfections do not compromise the integrity of the tools or their use.
Plumper, smoother skin
Reduces appearance of wrinkles
Glows you up
Instructions: Practice guasha after you have cleansed and completed most of your routine, right after you apply a moisturizer or sleeping cream. Make sure that you apply enough cream so that your skin has enough "slip". You don't want your skin to catch and tug as that will damage it.
You can find more detailed instructions on how to do the exact scraping on the video at the top of this page at the end of the image carousel.
Made of: Green Aventurine stone
Being made of a crystal, these tools are delicate and will break upon being dropped. Please be careful while handling.
To care for your crystal, gently wash it in warm soapy water after use each time and dry before putting it away.
I’ve been using various inexpensive guasha tools for over a year when I received this one. It is next level. The tool feels substantial in my hand, and glides better over my skin. I’m a firm believer in Gua Sha massage, but never used anything as nice as this one. I now feel that a quality tool can make a big difference.
I love my guasha for my face, especially for my TMJ during times of stress. But I’ve recently started using it along my feet and legs up to my knees to find relief from plantar fasciitis. This little tool is extremely versatile!
I'm not (yet) a long term user, but boy does this hit the spot as part of a nighttime face washing routine after a long day of writing. 7 hours of sitting in front of a screen gone! My skin did look nice and fresh afterwards.
Love this tool, helps get my Vaccum Oil Cleanser or Bamboo Oil Cleanser to soak in deep down into my pores! Feels great cold and is a gentle massage. Has helped me de-stress so much!
I was a big fan of the crystal facial roller and wasn’t sure I also needed the guasha tool. After watching Adeline’s videos, I decided to treat myself. As a chronic jaw clencher and migraine sufferer, I can’t believe I’ve lived without this tool. In just a few minutes of massage, I can feel my jaw and neck muscles relaxing. I combine sweeping motions with more targeted massage on my most tense spots. The rounded corners provide many options for deep tissues massage around my temples, sinus, and jaw. I just gifted one to my SIL who grinds her teeth at night and I can’t wait to hear how it helps.