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What's all this fuss about Gua Sha? here's what ...

We all know the benefits of inner flow, energy movement and qi (also known as chi) so the same can be applied in our skin! - but the main attraction is when you see the effects - It's literally like you have had a face lift... 

Gua Sha is a traditional Chinese medicine practice been around for thousands of years but recently it has become 'trendy' in the beauty world. Gua Sha dates way back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), where medical practitioners would essentially ’scrape away the illness’ to alleviate chronic pain. 

What does it do? Traditionally, Gua sha aims to move energy, known as qi or chi, around the body. The treatment involves using a tool to rub the skin in long strokes, applying enough pressure to create minor bruising. Gua sha may help to break down scar tissue and connective tissue, improving movement in the joints. The treatment does not have any serious side effects but is not suitable for those with certain medical conditions.

In the beauty sense: These lovely tools are fabulous for unblocking stagnant areas of the face and stimulating the underlying lymphatic and fascia systems.

The gua sha massage are an alternative to having a face lift! visible effects for the skin, including a dewy, glowing complexion (yes please!) it can reduce dark circles from under eyes, lift eyebrows - yes! , firms the appearance of the face contours, and helps with neck 'sag' skin. 

The tool is shaped to fit the contours of your face, working gently on pressure points, which can help release stagnant energy. After following a massage technique moving the tool from the inside of your face outwards and upwards (finishing at your hair line) and focusing on particular areas, your skin will be rosy and plump!

Not only is gua sha massage beneficial for youthful looking skin, but is very  therapeutic and especially if you use ORA's gua sha tool - made from Rose Quartz crystal - you'll reap the crystals energetic properties too ( Rose quartz is believed to remove emotional stress, purify energy, open the heart, as well as comfort and soothe) 

I definitely have personally noticed the difference in my skin since using the tool - I wake up looking 'fresher' in the face and immediately after I can see the results. I urge you to try it - and do one side of your face first to compare to the other - you may be very surprised! 

We have a select few gua sha ritual boxes left here - or email me to be on the waiting list incase we get more... 

 

Kate x


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