A hidden secret is that this tool can even be utilized on your body, scraping it gently to get rid of multiple concerns.
“It's believed that the properties in rose quartz serve to help generate skin cell renewal, as well as improve uneven or dull skin complexion. That by simply holding crystal to your skin so you can absorb its properties."
A Gua Sha stone is a massage tool that is created using different semi-precious stones. It traces its origins to ancient Chinese medication. This tool focuses on moving energy around your body and alleviating it. Using a Gua Sha stone on your face or your body is touted as a natural healing process.
There are so many! But here are a few benefits a Gua Sha can offer your body.
Lymphatic drainage is just as crucial for the rest of your body as it is for your face. The absence of this can lead to your body looking heavily bloated. A Gua Sha boosts lymphatic drainage in your body by increasing blood circulation in your shoulders, arms and legs. Our lymphatic system needs a slow nudge to leave our body looking radiant too.
Yes, you read that correctly. A Gua Sha can also aid with boosting your immune system a tad bit. We are often attacked by common colds and cases of flu at the slightest, indicating our immunity is not strong enough. Draining the lymphatic system can heavily help in flowing all the toxins present in our body. Regular and correct usage of the Gua Sha will certainly come to the rescue in times of need.
Improvement in Perimenopausal symptoms
Perimenopause is a time in the life of a woman - 8 to 10 years before her menopause begins, as this is when levels of estrogen keep fluctuating. Hot flashes, chronic pain, mood swings and insomnia are just a few of the symptoms that manifest during this time. A Gua Sha when used on acupoints on the back, upper arms and legs can reduce these drastic symptoms.
Goodbye neck and shoulder pain
Incorrect posture and incessant hours in front of a laptop/computer screen have resulted in us dealing with constant pain in our neck and shoulders. A Gua Sha when used regularly to massage these points can offer relief by releasing your pent-up muscles.
Diminishes cellulite experience
Over time our body develops cellulite, which is nothing, but fat deposited under your skin. It is a normal and natural feature of your body. But if you wish to diminish the appearance of it, a Gua Sha is your ideal companion. This tool works to break up the tension and boost blood circulation in your body which further leads to nutrients flowing in your body. Owing to this, collagen and elastin find a place - tightening your body and reducing cellulite.
Ease body muscles
Activities like heavy lifting and working out along with being on your feet all day long can lead to a lot of muscle tension. Stress is another contributing factor to our muscles tensing up. With Gua Shas working to release tension in our face, they also work miraculously to ease the tension present in our body muscles - thus easing our muscles.
A Gua Sha will battle all our body concerns when used on each body part the right way. Always ensure the Rose Quartz Gua Sha is clean and disinfected. It can be stored in your fridge for extra cool relief. Ensure the body part you are focusing on is clean and oiled with a body oil of your choice. This will ensure a smoother and more effective massage.
Using the concave side of the Gua Sha, begin at the very base of the side of your neck and move the tool upward in gentle motions. Repeat this action on the other side as well. Shift to the front of your neck and in similar gentle motions, drag the Gua Sha upwards.
Begin at the base of your neck with the flatter side of the Gua Sha and move it downwards in shorter movements. Move towards your shoulders and with the longer concave side drag the tool downwards to release pent up tension. Repeat these movements on both sides of your shoulder.
Use the concave side of your Gua Sha at the midline of your sternum. Work your way under the collarbone in horizontal and slow motions. Glide the tool towards your shoulders, outwards not inwards. Conduct the same process on the other side of your chest as well.
Begin with the top of your arms and use the concave side of the Gua Sha to massage it in long and downward strokes. Ensure that each and every part of your arm - from your biceps to your triceps are equally covered. Repeat these movements on your other hand.
Using the Gua Sha on your back is ideal if someone else is administering the massage to you. Ensure you are lying down on a flat and soft surface. Use the convex side of the tool and begin at the top of your back and scrape the tool downwards in slow and long motions. Repeat each downward stroke at least 2 to 3 times. It is crucial to maintain the same pressure on each part of your back - whether it is the upper or lower back.
Thighs and legs
Begin with your calves and use the Gua Sha to apply pressure on various points of the calf, you can move either upwards or downwards. Move a little above the ankles and apply pressure similarly. Take the concave side of the Gua Sha and either use upward or downward strokes. Ensure no place is missed. Move to your thighs and flex them while you use the tool. Apply some pressure on the hollows near your muscles. Then in upward strokes massage your thighs and glutes. Repeat this action on your other side too.