Made from Rose Quartz, with soothing properties, our Le Gua Sha is a massage tool that's ideal for boosting circulation, stimulating skin cell renewal, and bringing back your glow!
100% natural origin
FREE OF: PEGs, PHTALATES, MINERAL OILS, GMOs, AND SYNTHETIC FRAGRANCES.
In Chinese, the word "Gua" means to scrape or stroke, while "Sha" refers to a rash or redness. When these two words are used together, the meaning is to "scrape away illness." Gua Sha has its origins in China, where it has long been traditionally used to vigorously massage the face and body, cleansing them of negative energies as well as physical and psychological pains (muscle and joint pain, fatigue, stress, etc.). So, when we talk about Gua Sha, we could be referring to the stimulating massage or the massage tool itself, which is usually made from jade, quartz or buffalo horn.
The Gua Sha facial massage technique consists of applying beneficial pressure on the skin to eliminate toxins and bad energies, relieve muscles, and release tensions that have built up during the day. When used regularly, Gua Sha can bring a feeling of deep relaxation, and restore radiance and youthfulness to the face.
Our Gua Sha tool is made from Rose Quartz, which we chose for its calming properties. Considered the stone of love and peace, it helps to calm and soothe, reduce stress, and relieve physical tensions.
Rose Quartz has been used since the Bronze Age for its crystal healing properties. This gemstone is linked to the 4th chakra – the heart chakra. It brings love and tenderness, but also plays a role in soothing and healing. In ancient times, Rose Quartz was associated with Aphrodite – the Greek goddess of love and beauty.
As for the shape of the Gua Sha tool, it was designed to hug the contours and angles of the face, thus dramatically enhancing its benefits. A face massage using the Gua Sha technique will deeply stimulate the meridians of the face and improve blood flow. Its benefits can also be felt in the body, as each part of the face that is massaged corresponds to an organ.
- tone and firm the muscles of the face and neck;
- promote blood flow and oxygenate tissues, for a radiant complexion;
- reduce under-eye puffiness, dark circles, and signs of fatigue;
- drain away and help eliminate toxins and negative energies, for healthy skin;
- prevent and reduce wrinkles and the first signs of aging;
- fade dark spots and even out skin tone;
- relieve the face of tensions that have built up during the day.
If you'd like to know more about the power of Gua Sha, can read our article about the benefits of Gua Sha massage!
For a Gua Sha face massage to be effective, you should use deep, slow, firm strokes. Always apply an oil to the skin first, to avoid any friction.
Start by applying a few drops of our Addiction oil to a clean, slightly damp face, then massage with the Gua Sha tool. Use slow, upward motions, repeating each movement several times and adjusting the pressure according to the sensitivity of the area you're working on.
- Neck: from bottom to top.
- Jawline: from the chin up to the ears.
- Cheeks: from the sides of the nose to the temples.
- Eye area: from the inner corner of the eyes to the temples.
- Eyebrows: from the start of the eyebrows to the temples.
- Forehead: from the eyebrows to the hairline.
To help you use the right technique, you can refer to the diagram included with the product pictures, showing you where to massage and in which direction.
Your skin may redden slightly during the massage, but this is nothing to worry about! It's simply a sign of increased blood flow.
We recommend a Gua Sha massage at least two or three times a week. And if you're really motivated, do it every day!
For a decongesting effect (especially for under-eye puffiness), keep the Le Gua Sha in the fridge for a few hours before using it.
Don't forget to clean your Gua Sha after each use, and pat it dry with a clean towel.
100% Quartz Rose
Made in China