Sometimes known as coining, spooning, or scraping, is another healing technique of traditional East Asian medicine. Gua sha is an instrument-assisted unidirectional press-stroking of a lubricated area of the body. This brings blood to just below the skin’s surface, creating an anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting response.
Gua Sha can be used to treat:
• Muscle & Joint pain
• Musculoskeletal disorders
• Back pain
• Carpal Tunnel
• and much more!
These tools may seem new, as their popularity has only exploded onto the scene over the past year, but in reality they have been used for thousands of years for skin health and anti-aging in Chinese and Asian cultures.
The Gus Sha tool can come in many different shapes. It creates noticable changes to the skin, including smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, sculpting facial muscles, and increasing circulation. Beyond changes to the skin, it also aids in relief of headaches, jaw clenching/tension, stress, and anxiety. It can also help to drain lymph nodes. When drained properly you’ll see a huge improvement in the smoothing of fine lines and wrinkles, releasing tension, and increasing circulation. Best used for: increasing circulation, releasing tension, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, draining lymph nodes.
As the name suggests, this tool is made from the naturally cooling Jade stone. Rolled on the skin in an upward and outward motion, it’s most effective around the eye area for relieving puffiness and dark circles. It also penetrates products deeper into the skin. This tool is especially great for anyone who travels a lot and finds themselves becoming puffy from jet lag and dehydration. It is best used for puffiness and dark circles around the eyes, penetrating products deeper into the skin.