Traditional Chinese therapy involves taking a smooth instrument with rounded edges, usually gemstones, rubbing on the skin to stimulate circulation and blood circulation.
An ancient Chinese female royal family massages Gua Sha with precious stones like rose quartz and jade.Gua Sha massage means "shaving the healing wind" , which means shaving on the surface of the skin to eliminate the bad energy that traditional medicine considers to be the cause of disease and other pains. Scraping is mainly done on the back, neck, legs, arms or buttocks. The smooth movements on the skin will promote the toxin to escape. The red marks appear after shaving the wind but will fade after a few days. The method of shaving the wind is also very popular in Vietnam.
Massage with Gua Sha equipment.This tool is currently available in the market.(Photo: Les Airs Solidaires).
Nowadays Gua Sha is applied in face massage with a device that is a rollable stone attachment. People massage the stone on the face to stimulate deep circulation, promote skin cell regeneration, help the skin become more rosy and brighter. When toxins are removed will reduce acne and blackheads.
Facial massage not only relaxes the muscles but also helps to fill the epidermis, activate acupuncture points to firm the facial muscles, reduce wrinkles. The shape of the stone mounted on the device is both flat and flattened, so it can work gently on small parts like the corners of the eyes, the corners of the eyes, reduce dark circles and puffiness.
Gua Sha self-massage is very simple. First, clean your face, apply moisturizer, anti-wrinkle, serum . if desired. Then place the jade stone or the design tool on the face, roll or pull the slow moving stone, always starting from the center of the face to the outside. Repeat the operation several times. Then make shorter and faster movements on the face areas.