Face gua sha tools
Now more than ever, self-care and skincare seem to go hand in hand! Gua Sha (pronounced gwa sha) is an ancient self-care practice used in traditional Chinese Medicine in which a tool, usually made from Jade or Rose Quartz is scraped across the skin to redirect energy flow, by reducing inflammation, increasing blood flow and stimulating the lymphatic system to promote healing in the body. It’s a simple but rigorous technique that has been used for centuries to treat ailments such as fever, muscle pain and tension, inflammation, chronic coughs, sinusitis and migraines.
FACTS: Jade is a protective stone and has a natural composition that transmits heat and promotes circulation. Energetically, it helps balance the body and mind. It removes toxins, rebinds skeletal and muscular systems, and improves the flow of Qi (life force).
Rose Quartz is a stone of the heart, a Crystal of Unconditional Love. It carries a soft feminine energy of compassion and peace, tenderness and healing, nourishment and comfort.
Bian stone was first found in ancient China as one the first medical application tools and is said to be the ‘Ancestor of Gua Sha’. Bian stone contains more than 40 trace elements and minerals, over half of these trace elements and minerals are said to have anti-aging properties.
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