The Quartz Gua-Sha Scraper: An Ancient Beauty Technique with a Modern Twist:
The rose quartz scraper breathes inspiration into a massage, making it far more than just a daily routine. Much like precious jewelry, the scraper's authenticity is vouched for by a certificate. Inside, one can find an instruction manual containing only helpful advice – no strict rules. Ancient people once believed that quartz had healing properties and a way of bringing good luck and favor unto others. We, on the other hand, believe that this fragile stone (and it really is fragile, so hold it tight!) will help open you up to honest conversation with your body and face. Don't just run straight to the beautician – use your own hands, along with the Gua Sha massage technique, to sculpt the face and body of YOUR dreams. With love and attention.
Despite it being possible to self-perform this traditional Chinese massage, the results are still impressive. Gua Sha:
accelerates blood and lymph circulation
creates a youthful appearance
brightens the skin and dark spots
almost immediately reduces swelling
engages and relaxes the muscles
"softens" and "clears up" facial features and expressions
eliminates fine wrinkles completely
reduces the effects of deep wrinkles
How to Use
A Gua Sha massage can actually be performed intuitively, simply by listening to your body. This involves using broad strokes in areas that feel relaxed and free, and stopping in places that feel tense or painful, lightly pressing down with the wavy end and easing up the trigger points.
Our one recommendation is to introduce oil to your massage, as oil allows the scraper to move gently without damaging the skin. Argan oil is great at moisturizing, gets quickly absorbed by the skin, and doesn't clog pores. To view the basics of a Gua Sha massage, here is a detailed video tutorial.