GUA SHA - Your way to natural, beautiful skin
GUIDE: Everything you need to know about GUA SHA
Welcome to the world of natural beauty and wellness. Here we will dive into the fascinating topic of Gua Sha. An ancient Chinese beauty technique that has gained great popularity in the Western world. Read on to discover how this simple yet effective technique can transform your skin and your wellbeing.
Gua Sha [pronounced "gwa sja"]
How Gua Sha works
Gua Sha works by stimulating blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, which helps to remove waste products and reduce inflammation. It can also help release tension in the muscles and improve skin elasticity. When you scrape the skin with the Gua Sha stone, you create a light pressure that helps stimulate the body's natural healing process.
Gua sha with Comforth Scandinavia
Benefits of GUa Sha massage
As one of today's most popular natural facial treatments in Asia and around the world, Gua Sha can become a favorite part of your daily beauty routine.
Gua Sha massage is known for its many benefits:
✓ Increases blood circulation
✓ Reduces bloating and swelling
✓ Drains lymphatic fluid
✓ Relieves tension in the face, throat, jaw and neck
✓ Improves skin texture
✓ Reduces bags and dark circles under the eyes
How to use your gua sha
Gua sha is a simple treatment that is all about following the skin's natural lines, so a good tip is to put your Gua Sha kit in the fridge.
This way you get a cooling effect that helps with both bloating and swelling.
Gua Sha facial roller treatment
The facial roller from Comforth Scandinavia makes it easy to perform a gua sha treatment. You can use the roller on both the face and neck.
Use your Gua sha facial roller for 5-10 minutes at a time. You can incorporate the roller into your morning and evening routine for best results. Always remember to use a cream, oil or serum before using the roller.
Use the small roller for finer areas and the large roller for larger areas.
Here's how to do it:
1. start in the center of the face and roll outwards over the cheeks.
2. Roll from the eyebrows up the forehead.
3. Roll from the lower lip down the neck.
Treatment with gua sha stones
To get the best out of your Gua Sha stone treatment, it's important to use it correctly. Make sure to hold it flat against the skin and avoid using the edges of the stone. Apply moderate to strong pressure for optimal massage. See the illustration on the image showing how to use the Gua Sha stone on both the neck and face.
1. First moisturize the skin, then add facial oil or cream and work it in well.
2. Hold your Gua Sha with the curved side facing your face. Gently move the stone from the top of the neck down to drain fluid. Repeat 3-5 times.
3. Now move the stone along the jawline, chin and around the mouth. Stroke the skin three to five times as shown in the image. Always move the stone in short strokes in one direction - never back and forth. If you want to reduce bloating, start gently and then harder to relax the muscles.
4. press the stone flat against the skin under the eyes or over irritated areas to relieve puffiness.
5. Finally, move the Gua Sha in short, vertical movements from the top of the eyebrows up the forehead or hold and press between the brows to relieve tension.
Use your Gua Sha stone to massage the selected zones and feel a sense of relaxation. Each area should be massaged around 5 times. Should you see small bruises after a body massage with Gua Sha, this is completely normal. These bruises are caused by the release of stagnated blood and blockages in the tissue. However, they will quickly disappear again.
Body Gua Sha - wellbeing for the whole body
Body Gua Sha is a great way to bring the benefits of Gua Sha to the whole body. It can help release tension, improve blood circulation and provide a feeling of deep relaxation. Whether you use it on your arms, legs, back or stomach, Body Gua Sha can help improve your skin and wellbeing.
Gua Sha before and after
After regular use of Gua Sha, you will start to see noticeable results. Your skin will look more radiant and you'll see an improvement in your skin tone and texture. From reduced puffiness to a more defined facial contour, Gua Sha can really make a difference to your appearance.
Traditional massage meets modern wellness
While Gua Sha represents a profound tradition in Chinese wellness, we also offer modern solutions to complement your wellness routine. Try our infrared sauna blanket, designed to give you deep relaxation, detoxify the body and improve blood circulation. Combined with Gua Sha massage, you can create a holistic spa experience at home that nourishes both your skin and your mind. Discover the benefits of the sauna mat and immerse yourself in a world of comfort and well-being.
How to clean your Gua Sha
It's important to keep your Gua Sha clean to ensure you don't transfer bacteria to your skin. Clean your Gua Sha after each use with mild soap and water and dry it thoroughly. This will help prolong the life of your Gua Sha stone and ensure you get the best results from your Gua Sha massage.
Choose the right Gua Sha Stone
When choosing a Gua Sha stone, it's important to consider your skin type and your specific needs. Different stones have different properties, so it's important to choose the right one for you. For example, jade stones are known for their calming properties, while rose quartz stones are associated with love and healing.
Gua Sha is a powerful technique that can improve your skin and wellbeing. Whether you are new to Gua Sha or an experienced user, we hope this guide has provided you with useful information and inspiration. Remember, beauty comes from within and by taking care of your body, you can help your skin look its best.
Do you got questions?
Frequently asked questions on Gua ShaClick to apply
Gua Sha is generally very safe, but it is important to use it correctly. Avoid scraping too hard or on areas with inflamed skin. If in doubt, always feel free to contact us before using your new gua sha.
Gua Sha is a Chinese word that literally means "scrape away the disease". It refers to the scraping motion used in Gua Sha massage. This ancient technique is designed to help the body heal itself and promote a sense of wellbeing.
How often you should use a Gua Sha depends on your skin type and your specific needs. In general, it is recommended to use the Gua Sha facial roller every few days, while the Gua Sha stone should only be used 2-3 times a week. But remember, it's important to listen to your skin and adjust your routine as needed.
The best time of day to use Gua Sha is in the evening, as this is when the skin is most receptive to treatment and you have time to relax and enjoy the process.
Yes, you can use Gua Sha if you have acne, but it's important to be careful and avoid areas with active acne to avoid irritating the skin.
Your Gua Sha stone should be stored in a dry, cool place. It's also a good idea to clean it after each use to keep it free of bacteria.
If you get bruises after using Gua Sha, it's completely normal. It can be a sign that you are scraping a bit too hard. Try using a lighter touch, and make sure to use enough oil or serum to allow the stone to glide smoothly over the skin.
Yes, you can absolutely use Gua Sha on other parts of your body. It's especially popular to use on the neck, shoulders, and legs to help relieve tension and improve circulation.
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