Gua sha is an ancient beauty tool that can be used post sauna, as part of your ritualised skin care routine or even as a sporadic treat for the senses. Pressure, consistency and intention are important factors in your practice. The softer the touch, the more you are supporting the lymph fluid, and with more pressure know you’re moving into muscle.
Be gentle with yourself, this practice should not cause discomfort or bruising.
3 KEY STEPS
1. Neck - Start at the neck sweeping up on both sides.
2. Chin - Sweep under your chin from the middle of your face out to your earlobe, keeping your tool flat. If you’d like, hold the skin under your chin with your other thumb as you glide the tool back to your earlobe in the opposite direction.
3. Jawline - Sweep from the midline of your skin along your jaw-line moving the tool back towards your earlobe. You can wriggle at your ear to encourage the fluid to drain down the neck to the lymph nodes at the base, just above your collarbone.
Gua Sha integrates ancient wisdom with modern day self-care.
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