Gua Sha is a chinese massage technique that is focused on draining the skin and releasing tension. Gua Sha means scraping sand and the massage uses a crystal tool (usually jade or rose quartz) to scrape the skin in upwards motions, encouraging lymphatic drainage, boosting circulation and releasing the fascia and muscle tension. You will need a Gua Sha tool to perform this massage. We recommend theElequra Rose Quartz Sculpting Tool which has been shaped to target every surface of the face.
Step 1 - Using the large end of the tool glide from the centre of the chin along the jawline up to the ear apply pressure so that you can feel the skin moving with the tool x 6
Step 2 - Place a finger under your cheekbone to lift the skin on the side of the mouth, then use the tool in a gliding motion up to the corners of the mouth x 6
Step 3 - Sweep under the eyes from the inner corner out using the small edge x6
Step 4 - Lift up the eyebrow starting in the inner corner underneath the brow and glide right out to the end of the brow x6
Step 5 - Sweep over the top of the brows clearing the sinuses always sweeping outwards x6
Step 6 - Any areas that have deeper lines, such as between the eyebrows, the forehead or nasolabial lines, rub the tool back and forth to warm up the skin causing slight erythema (redness). This will bring blood to these areas, improving hydration levels and feeding the skin with oxygen and nutrients.
Step 7 - For a tight jaw use the tool in front of the ear and behind the ear and rub back forth creating more blood flow
Step 8 - Turn head to one side creating length and use the tool from behind the ear all the way to the collarbone this is to release tension in the neck x6
Apply all moves to both sides of the face