What You Should Know
Gua sha is an ancient Chinese medicine practice that dates back almost 3,000 years. The jade tool uses the meridian theory to sculpt and firm skin, while also reducing stress levels. To perform a successful gua sha massage treatment, you need to follow the face and body’s “energy freeways” that connect the parts of the body from head to toe.
Skin Care Benefits
Gua sha has endless benefits that are both physical and spiritual. The massage technique firms, sculpts, de-puffs and rejuvenates skin. Gua sha also releases tension and is a stress reducer. The process is considered cleansing to the skin by detoxifying the body’s systems.
1. Do research on meridian lines and energy pathways to effectively perform a gua sha massage.
2. Use an oil or light cream that will provide a slippery service for the jade tool to easily glide across the skin.
3. Use precise, gentle strokes and a light to medium pressure to not injure the skin.