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GUA SHA massage

January 11, 2022

Le massage GUA SHA - RUNAK

a must-have for radiant skin

Gua Sha massage: the new beauty gesture that everyone is talking about. An ancestral technique used for thousands of years and known to reduce wrinkles, detoxify the skin and brighten the complexion. You know?


Gua sha: its origins

The beauty trend has its origins in traditional Chinese medicine, in fact “Gua Sha” means “to scrape fever or illness”. The Gua Sha technique is basically not used for aesthetic purposes but for medical purposes in the Chinese tradition. It involves scraping the skin in a specific rhythm and movements with a massage tool to stimulate blood circulation and lymphatic drainage. In alternative medicine, Gua Sha is used to alleviate muscle pain, fever and cough, but also digestive problems. It is intended to combat stagnant energy, which causes inflammation, which in turn is associated with chronic pain. This alternative therapy can offer a unique approach to better health and also generate visible benefits on the skin. Gua Sha for the face is a skin massage technique which is carried out using a flat stone which perfectly matches the contours of the face. It is a gentler practice than that carried out for the face. body.

Facial Gua Sha massage: its benefits

The Gua Sha technique has literally become a must-have for radiant, younger-looking skin, regardless of skin type! The pressure movements of the stone on the face activate blood circulation which in turn stimulates the renewal of skin cells and allows toxins and excess water to be drained through the lymph nodes in the neck and back. neck. This beauty ritual is very easy to integrate into your facial care routine and offers many benefits from the first uses:

    • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles by toning and firming facial muscles
    • Reduces the appearance of dark circles and bags under the eyes
    • Lifts eyebrows and firms the contour of the face and neck
    • Provides a lifting effect
    • Relieves facial tension as well as head and neck pain
    • Reduces imperfections and the appearance of skin pores
    • Promotes skin hydration and stimulates collagen production
    • Promotes better absorption of products ( oils , serums)
    • Helps eliminate toxins and epidermal fats

But still?

It's no surprise, with all the stress we experience, we accumulate a lot of tension in our faces, particularly around the temples and jaws. Tight muscles can compress blood and lymph vessels, which can lead to the development of skin problems and duller, drier skin. In addition, vertical wrinkles appear between the two eyebrows in people who tend to question themselves a lot or have many worries.

 

Facial Gua Sha massage: its method

The traditional Gua Sha massage uses a cow horn spatula with rounded edges with which the skin is scraped with energetic movements. The tool gradually transformed, giving way to a sophisticated stone polished and cut in a very precise manner. The stone is often made with jade, rose quartz or even obsidian for their own energetic and vibrational properties.

Like any skincare ritual, it goes without saying that there are recommendations and precautions to know. Let's see how to practice the Gua Sha technique on the face:

  • Never work on dry skin: on clean skin (I recommend using Maracuja cleansing oil and your favorite floral water), apply the nourishing serum with jasmine and mimosa scents
  • Always use a clean stone: clean before and after each use with lukewarm water and mild soap
  • Open the lymphatic pathways first: scrape the stone in an upward motion above the neck about ten times to open the lymphatic pathways in the throat and help eliminate the toxins that will be released during the massage
  • Gently start the massage from the bottom to the top of the face, repeat the movements below 5 to 10 times and practice one side of the face at a time
  • Relax and enjoy the moment of relaxation (If time permits, light your favorite candle, sit comfortably away from any distractions and enjoy this moment for yourself)
  • To increase the relaxing effect, place the stone in the refrigerator for a few minutes or under cold water before starting.

 

The skin may turn red during the massage, don't panic, this is a sign that blood circulation is activated! In the event of inflammation or irritation on the face (acne, rosacea, eczema), you must be careful not to irritate the skin further. Avoid irritated areas.

 

Facial Gua Sha massage: the steps

 

Neck: smooth the neck skin from bottom to top

 

Jaw: place the chin in the hollow formed by the rounded points of the stone and slide up to the ears following the line of the jaw.

 

Cheeks: lift the cheeks starting from the side of the nose and going up to the temples.

 

Eye contour: slide the rounded tip of the stone from the inner corner of the water towards the times. Finish by lightly massaging the temples for a relaxing effect. Be careful not to apply too much pressure on the stone!

 

Eyebrows: slide the tip of the stone along the eyebrows to the temples.

 

Forehead: smooth the forehead starting from the eyebrows towards the hairline,

 

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There are many shapes of stones, the most common being the heart shape (2 points) or the wing shape (3 points), but it is above all the quality of the stone and the way of carrying out the massage that matters. In addition, each stone has different energetic properties, hence the importance of choosing it carefully. You already know what the properties of this stone are. At Runak, the Bian stone has arrived in the store to accompany you during your beauty ritual. This is the tool that we want you to discover for massage. The Bian stone is composed of around thirty rare minerals, including, among others, Strontium, the finest and smoothest calcite rock in the world which, upon contact with the skin, emits high-frequency ultrasonic pulses beneficial for the body. Larger than the majority of other stones, it allows greater manipulation when performing and slides perfectly on the skin. In addition to being pretty! Discover it here

 

Ready to have your first Gua Sha massage?

 

Once again, Runak wishes you to take a moment for what is most precious, YOU!



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