How do we love thee, Gua Sha? Let us count the ways. Need tips for how to use a gua sha tool? You've come to the right place!
What is gua sha?
Okay, simply put, Gua Sha (pronounced gwa sha) is some of that ancient wisdom we love SO much.
The Gua Sha technique originates from traditional East and Southeast Asian cultures where it has been used to relieve muscle tension, improve blood circulation, and stimulate the lymphatic system for a long, LONG time.
A Gua Sha tool itself is a flat, business card sized stone often made of jade or rose quartz. It’s a pretty little thing—and powerful, too.
How do you use a gua sha tool?
Basically, the idea is that Gua Sha releases tension and gets stubborn lymphatic fluid buildup moving.
Used regularly, Gua Sha practice promotes glowier, smoother, more toned skin. And a release of jaw and facial tension can mean less headaches, too. Score.
Repeat daily, because you deserve nice things. Sometimes, we’ll sit at our laptop and sneak some Gua Sha time in, because #life.