Roller massage and Gua Sha have become an integral part of the beauty routine of many. Celebrities, such as Demi Moore and Rachel Zoe are huge fans of this massage technique are already.
What is Gua Sha?
Gua Sha is the name of the massage technique that came to us from medieval China along with the name of the instrument itself. A gouache plate is traditionally carved from stone or from a horn. The very idea that you are doing a massage with a semiprecious stone is already a pleasure. The essence of the procedure is to guide the faces of the plate along the lines of the face or neck, working through the tissues, improving microcirculation and stimulating the lymphatic system.
You may like this story as well:
Why is it needed?
Our face needs care and massage just like the body. Gua Sha massage promotes active lymphatic drainage (this means there will be no swelling on the face) and sculpting the face – with regular procedures, you can highlight cheekbones, raise the corners of the mouth or eyebrows. The tool can relax muscle clamps that create asymmetries on the face and provoke the appearance of wrinkles.
What external changes can be expected after one massage, as well as after a course of massage with Gua Sha?
Gua Sha requires regularity, like any soft method of preserving youth, so the most visible results come after two to three weeks of using the tool. During the first use it will be possible to see how the face is lifted and blushed – this effect will stay with you for several hours, but you need to fix it with practice, healthy sleep, exercise and wholesome food.
How to use a Gua Sha stone.
- Cleanse your face and apply your serum and moisturizer.
- Start with your neck and shoulders. Using the long angle, start at the top of your neck and move down to your shoulder (you can apply more pressure here than the face if desired). Going in series of 3-5, move from the back of your neck and shoulders towards the middle and then repeat the process on the other side.
- Next move upward to your face—do one side first than the next but you can also move upwards alternating sides if desired.
- Use the small indented section on your chin, this fits perfectly on your chin bone. Then flip to the long angle and move upward in 2-3 sections towards your eyes.
- Flip to the teeth side of the stone and sweep under your eyes from your nose outward.
- Use the small indent ridge to go over your brow area.
- Then use the long edge to pull up on your forehead,
- Finally sweep from the middle of your forehead outwards in 2 sections, lower forehead and upper forehead.
- Repeat the process on the other side of your face.
- Repeat the whole process 3-4 times on each side.