Amethyst Gua Sha
Gua sha is a natural ancient therapy from Chinese medicine that involves massaging your skin in a 'scraping' motion with a Gua Sha crystal massage tool to improve your blood flow and circulation. It is a form of lymphatic drainage and is commonly used to reduce puffiness and inflammation in the face and other areas of the body.
A Gua Sha face tool can be used as a deeper tissue alternative to a face roller in your skin routine. It is intended to address stagnant energy, called 'qi', in the body that is believed to be responsible for inflammation. Rubbing the skin’s surface with a crystal Gua Sha is thought to help break up this energy, reduce inflammation, and promote healing.
The technique can be used on a person’s back, neck, arms, and legs as well as on the face using a more gentle facial technique.
Regular use of a Gua Sha may smooth the appearance of wrinkles, brighten complexion, improve skin tone and texture, and firm the face contour.
This Gua Sha is made from Amethyst crystal which has many healing properties due to its crystal structure and vibration. Each Gua Sha is made from entirely natural amethyst, which shows the different layers and hues of purple. The edges of the stone are entirely smooth as these are the parts used against the skin at an angle as are the faces of the stone. No two Gua Sha's will be exactly identical as they are natural stones with their own physical character.
The shape of this Gua Sha is a dolphin shape with curved edges and a dip in the centre. This shape is designed for the face, neck and shoulders, for sculpting, reducing inflammation and also lymphatic drainage.
Amethyst is a calming crystal with soothing energy that provides balance, patience and peace.
It is also associated with the 7th chakra in meditation, the Crown chakra and is used to help focus on healing any blockages.
Use your Gua Sha once your face is hydrated and feeling smooth. Take the tool at about a 15 degree angle to the skin and apply light to medium pressure, with a gentle and mindful speed. Use the Gua Sha in strokes in an outward direction, towards the outside of your face. Repeat the strokes 5-10 times. For use on your neck, use the Gua Sha upwards towards your jaw. The tool can also be used on your arms, shoulders and legs with a balm to massage the muscles.
Your Gua Sha will arrive to you in a gift box with velvet padding to keep your Gua Sha protected when it isn't in use.