Getting to know Gua Sha massage techniques

To celebrate the launch of our new exciting Rose Quartz Gua Sha, we have put together a cheat sheet to help you better understand why this ancient Chinese massage technique is a tried & trusted beauty tool used throughout the centuries.

Traditionally used in Chinese medicine, Gua Sha is a type of massage technique for blood circulation and energy flow. The Gua Sha technique can be used over the whole body and is traditionally known for being quite an intense massage.

The emergence of this technique in modern day skin care takes a more ritualistic approach, focusing on self-love and taking time out to perform acts of care on oneself.

Rose Quartz is known as the crystal of love and self-love. We like to view our skincare routines as a self-love ritual, to take time out of the day to focus on loving ourselves and our skin. We created the Rose Quartz Gua Sha to take our skincare ritual to a new level of self-care.

 The Rose Quartz Gua Sha takes a gentle approach using medium pressure to slide the tool over the skin encouraging lymphatic drainage, depuffing, sculpting and promoting blood circulation.

So how exactly do you use the Gua Sha ? Don't worry….we will explain.

To ensure the Gua Sha tool glides effortlessly across your face and neck we always recommend using the facial tool in combination with your serums or oils. We love to apply a small amount of the Vitalize Face Elixir to the face, working the product into the skin with the Gua Sha tool.

Step 1.

To begin, apply a small amount of the Elixir to the face and neck. Place the Gua Sha at the base of the neck massaging the oil in an upward motion for at least 1 minute.

Step 2. 

Moving onto the face, place the Gua Sha on the side of your nose and work the tool along your cheekbones up into the hairline. Repeat this motion for at least 1 minute.

Step 3.

You can then repeat step 2 changing the direction of the Gua Sha taking it down to your jawline and massaging along the jaw bone.

Step 4.

Moving to the forehead, place the Gua Sha at the front of your brow bone, moving along the brow and up into the hairline. You can then begin to move the Gua Sha in an upward motion starting at the brow sliding across the forehead and into the hairline.

Repeat these steps on both sides of the face.

 

MAAEMO Tip

We love to keep our Gua Sha tool in the fridge, this will ensure it is nice and cold when you apply the tool to the skin! The Gua Sha massage should be a ritualistic step in your skin care routine - take some time to light a candle or play some music while you perform your new found self-love ritual.