You’ve probably heard of Gua Sha…but if you haven’t: Gua Sha is a modality that stems from traditional Chinese medicine. When you use a Gua Sha tool, you’ll “scrape” your skin with short or long strokes to stimulate microcirculation of the soft tissue, which increases blood flow. Gua Sha actually translates to scraping, which is not the most attractive – I know. It certainly doesn’t FEEL like you’re scraping your skin. Gua Sha is most known for the face, but it is gaining popularity for body care.
And I’m all about it. Gua Sha for face AND body is something I have been practicing for several months as a part of my morning routine and there are so many benefits I’ve experienced.
The proven benefits are impressive: it’s said to reduce inflammation, aid sleep, diminish the appearance of cellulite, soothe muscles, and reduce stress. Those benefits sounded amazing to me which is why I added on body Gua Sha to my routine, and I have experienced a reduction in the appearance of cellulite, I feel so much more energized in the morning, and my body feels more relaxed. It’s a ritual that I think I’ll keep for a long, long time.
Ok, so what tool should you use? I had been using the Gua Sha tool I was using on my face, on my body, too…until recently. It’s a rose quartz tool that is so cooling from Skin Gym. I’ve upgraded my body tool to this one from Holidermie
– keep in mind, this tool is only recommended for use on the body, not your face. Just like the face, use your stone with an oil. I use Biossance’s Squalane Oil for body and face.
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