Rose Quartz Square 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 Rose quartz which has many healing properties due to its crystal structure and vibration. Each Gua Sha is made from entirely natural rose quartz, therefore the crystal is made up of different opacity and white streaks running through the pink stone and parts of the stone may include inclusions. The edges of the stone are entirely smooth as these are the parts used against the skin, however the faces of the stone may include texture due to the natural nature of the stone. No two Gua Sha's will be exactly identical.
The shape of this Gua Sha is square with two curved edges and a dip in the centre. This particular shape is designed for the face, the dip is to be used along the jawline, cheek bones, nose and eye area and the straight edge can be used in the same areas as well as the neck and forehead. The indented dip part of this Gua Sha gives specific focus on these areas compared to some of the other tool shapes.
Rose Quartz is the stone for unconditional love that is a translucent pale pink in colour. It is the stone used for the Heart Chakra and is known as the romance stone that is used to attract love.
It is believed to lower stress and tension in the heart, as well as clear out anger, jealousy, and resentment of others, and allows healing of heartbreak and issues associated with holding on to negative emotions.
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.