Our new Gua Sha has ‘Hayley Benseman’ printed in GOLD on them omg. Get into it!
Many of you probably have not heard of Gua Sha boards before (pronounced GWA SHA), but this facial massage practice has been used for thousands of years in China. The Gua Sha is similar to the Jade Roller; however, the Gua Sha gets deep into the face, and you can get a more intense massage out of it.
This is a much gentler version than the body Gua Sha. It involves a light gliding motion to tone, lift and smooth the skin.
Always in an upward and outward motion; the same goes when applying your oils and creams, mind you!!! Check out our Golden Dew Drops – it is a beautiful oil to match our Gua Sha.
- Safe during pregnancy for ‘facial & neck massage’ not body
- Our Golden Dew Drops pair great with this, so check it out!
- Smooth to the touch and has a nice weight to hold
- It comes in a reusable burlap natural fibre pouch (great for travel)!
- Crystal measurements – Approx 5cm x 8cm.
As you gently scrape the skin, with the crystal held on a slight angle, micro-circulation is improved, bringing oxygenated blood to the dermal layers clearing congestion, stimulating cell renewal and brightening your complexion. This rush of blood (which you will see as your skin goes quite red after a session) will bring some much-needed nutrients for tissue repair – acne scars, anyone?
Facial Gua Sha NZ, most importantly, will drain lymphatic fluid that builds up in the face, which will help remove toxins! So crucial for skin health.
You can even use it on your tense shoulder muscles as a self-massage! Your pressure dictates how deep you can massage, and it feels fantastic!
It takes about 5 minutes of gentle ‘scraping’, as they call it – but really, you do not need to give it a specific time frame. Just do what feels right, and you’ll find your rhythm. Just make sure you do not press too hard!! So important. We don’t want to bruise our faces. Just a light pressure is all you need as your lymphatic vessels are close to the skin anyway. Always scrape toward the edges of your face. Just think “up and out”. So easy and relaxing.
If you hold a lot of tension in your jaw – if you are a perfectionist or get anxious, then using this will help release the tension build-up you are holding in that area.
When using a Gua Sha NZ massager, you need to use a facial oil to give the crystal glide over your skin; you do not want to drag dry skin.
All Rose Quartz Gua Sha’s come cleansed and cleared using Selenite xx
Click me for a wonderful tutorial video made by @gothamista
Instructions for use are included with the product.
How to care for your crystal gua sha NZ massager
Because this is a piece of crystal, it could crack or break if dropped or mishandled.
It is pretty solid, so this will not happen easy – but always look after your precious things 🙂
PLEASE NOTE: Because natural crystals are never the same, your rose quartz will always be unique in its shade of pink, individual markings and shaping.