Gua Sha for face and neck

Philosophia Botanica

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Regular price R 580.00

Gua sha, an ancient Chinese healing technique, is a natural, alternative therapy that involves scraping your skin with a massage tool to improve your circulation. Gua sha is intended to address stagnant energy, called chi.

Gua Sha for the face and neck is called the Eastern Botox (or Eastern Facelift) for a reason. This TCM (or Traditional Chinese medicine) treatment, when applied to the face, has the following effects:

  • Firms up your sagging facial muscles
  • Smoothens the skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles on your face
  • Improves dark circles and bags under the eyes
  • Lightens age spots and other skin discolorations
  • Your complexion gets rosier and more radiant
  • Helps clear up acne, rosacea, and other skin diseases on your face

As the skin is scraped, the layers of the skin are stimulated. Stagnant lymph that causes puffiness is moved and cleared out of the system. Toxins are also released resulting in a clearer complexion. And finally, the massaging action relaxes tense muscles from which wrinkles are born.

How to use:
You need to use only LIGHT pressure.
Make light scraping motions will be upwards

  1. Third Eye:Stroke from the middle of your eyebrows and up to your hairline. This area activates healing.
  2. Lower forehead:Sweep from the center of the forehead above your eyebrows going out to your temples.
  3. Under eyebrow:Use the curved part of your gua sha tool to scrape the area underneath your eyebrow and above your eyes. Stay on the bone of the brow.
  4. Under the eyes:Slowly and lightly stroke the area where your eye bags typically show. Start from the side of your nose and go up to your temple. Imagine moving the stagnant lymph from the middle of your face up to the temple and all the way to the hairline.
  5. Cheek:Do the same sweeping motion for the cheek area. Go from the side of your nose, across your cheek, and up again to the middle of your ear.
  6. Mouth area:Do the same for the mouth area again sweeping the lymph upward to your ear.
  7. Chin:Sweep from the middle of your face, under your lower lip and to the earlobe.
  8. Under chin:Scrape from the soft area under your chin to the bottom of your ear.
  9. Neck:Finally, scrape from your jaw and earlobe down to the middle of your collarbone.
  10. The big sweep:Collect all the lymph you’ve moved to the side of the face and dump it to your lymphatic drainage. Sweep from the center of your forehead right under your hairline, down to your temple, down to your ear until you reach your neck and terminus area. Do several times for a clean sweep.
  11. Now do the other side.

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. 

See video on how to use your Gua Sha

Gua sha, an ancient Chinese healing technique, is a natural, alternative therapy that involves scraping your skin with a massage tool to improve your circulation. Gua sha is intended to address stagnant energy, called chi.

Gua Sha for the face and neck is called the Eastern Botox (or Eastern Facelift) for a reason. This TCM (or Traditional Chinese medicine) treatment, when applied to the face, has the following effects:

  • Firms up your sagging facial muscles
  • Smoothens the skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles on your face
  • Improves dark circles and bags under the eyes
  • Lightens age spots and other skin discolorations
  • Your complexion gets rosier and more radiant
  • Helps clear up acne, rosacea, and other skin diseases on your face

As the skin is scraped, the layers of the skin are stimulated. Stagnant lymph that causes puffiness is moved and cleared out of the system. Toxins are also released resulting in a clearer complexion. And finally, the massaging action relaxes tense muscles from which wrinkles are born.

How to use:
You need to use only LIGHT pressure.
Make light scraping motions will be upwards

  1. Third Eye:Stroke from the middle of your eyebrows and up to your hairline. This area activates healing.
  2. Lower forehead:Sweep from the center of the forehead above your eyebrows going out to your temples.
  3. Under eyebrow:Use the curved part of your gua sha tool to scrape the area underneath your eyebrow and above your eyes. Stay on the bone of the brow.
  4. Under the eyes:Slowly and lightly stroke the area where your eye bags typically show. Start from the side of your nose and go up to your temple. Imagine moving the stagnant lymph from the middle of your face up to the temple and all the way to the hairline.
  5. Cheek:Do the same sweeping motion for the cheek area. Go from the side of your nose, across your cheek, and up again to the middle of your ear.
  6. Mouth area:Do the same for the mouth area again sweeping the lymph upward to your ear.
  7. Chin:Sweep from the middle of your face, under your lower lip and to the earlobe.
  8. Under chin:Scrape from the soft area under your chin to the bottom of your ear.
  9. Neck:Finally, scrape from your jaw and earlobe down to the middle of your collarbone.
  10. The big sweep:Collect all the lymph you’ve moved to the side of the face and dump it to your lymphatic drainage. Sweep from the center of your forehead right under your hairline, down to your temple, down to your ear until you reach your neck and terminus area. Do several times for a clean sweep.
  11. Now do the other side.

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. 

See video on how to use your Gua Sha