Gua sha or massage is a simple form of self-care that can be done at-home. Massage can help to relieve stress and tension, calming your nervous system to aid relaxation within the mind and body.
Gua sha involves stroking the skin with a smooth stone and a massage oil in upward or downward motion. With every stroke the aim is to flush out toxins, awakening the circulatory system and moving stagnant energy found under the skin’s surface. Stronger motions help to revitalize the body and mind if you’ve been feeling sluggish both mentally and physically, lighter more leisurely motions will help you to slow down and relax. Gua Sha tools can be used to massage your face and body.
Self-massage is an act of self-care and self-kindness. Take 5-10 minutes each day to practice to improve your mind, body and skin.
Here is how some of our team members like to use our gua sha Rose Quartz Heart Facial Sculptor to practice self-massage and self-care:
Welcome to my in home spa…most would call it a bathroom, but let’s make the most of what we have during isolation! Now more than ever, my nighttime routine has become a ritual appointment I keep with myself to help transport my mind. Most nights I arrive early to unwind from the day and absolutely never miss! My skin has certainly shifted with this new lifestyle which has paved the way for a revamped routine.
I have recently added a Gua Sha self massage into my nighttime ritual using the Rose Quartz Heart Facial Sculptor. I love that the crystal is cooling on my skin and can be used to massage pressure points that often hold tension or stress. I add 1 to 2 drops of Noni Glow Face Oil directly onto the Gua Sha and take to my hands and wrists where I build up the most tension throughout the day.
Then I’ll add a few more drops of Face Oil to my palms and press it into my skin. The heart shape is great for massaging the chin which can be detoxifying for the lymphatic system in the face. I’ll then move up the face with broad upwards strokes across my cheeks and forehead to help boost circulation. Gua Sha not only massages but also helps to press your moisturizer, serum or oil into the skin for maximum efficacy. This little 5 minute ritual is quickly becoming my favorite part of the day. I highly recommend grabbing a Gua Sha and booking an appointment at your own personal spa tonight!
When I’m not taking enough breaks, I end up looking at the screen for too long and it can make my eyes feel tired. When this happens I like to sit back, close my eyes and take a few minutes break periodically throughout the day. I spritz my face with the Balancing Rose Mist and give myself a little facial massage to rest & reset. I use the top of the heart of the Rose Quartz Heart Facial Sculptor to massage my forehead, and the tip of the heart on acupressure points. I especially like to use the tip on the back of my neck to release any tension.
I love using the Rose Quartz Heart Facial Sculptor while at my desk. I love massaging my cheeks with it and can feel it sculpting and lifting my complexion. I use the tip of it on my third eye for acupressure point activation. It’s really relaxing and helps me stay calm and collected between meeting
I have a really bad habit of lifting my shoulders while I’m working at my desk, which means tension starts to build around my neck and shoulders during the day. I reach for the Rose Quartz Heart Facial Sculptor when I start to feel it getting tight and sore. Using the top of the heart, I’ll rub along my neck and tops of my shoulders to relax my muscles.