Today, we’re breaking down Gua sha, a trendy facial massage technique that has actually been around for years in ancient Chinese facial therapy!

Here’s everything you need to know about facial Gua sha.

What is Gua sha?

Gua Sha is an ancient Chinese facial therapy where you scrape your skin using a Gua sha massage tool. A Gua sha tool is scraped across the surface of lubricated skin in long and short strokes to stimulate circulation and reduce inflammation which has several benefits for your skin.

Where do I get a Gua sha tool?

Gua sha tools have recently become very popular and are popping up everywhere! We recommend a Gua sha tool made from jade, rose quartz, or amethyst. We recommend checking out a local health & beauty store or shopping online at Sephora or Amazon.

What are the benefits of Gua sha?

Since Gua sha promotes tissue drainage, increases circulation, and reduces inflammation there are many health and beauty benefits that can be reaped from the treatment! Gua sha releases facial tension which helps with migraines and TMJ. Gua sha detoxes and stimulates our lymphatic system which breaks up and releases toxins from the body. Gua sha gives an instant lifted appearance to your skin which makes you look younger. Gua sha also helps stimulate blood flow while making your skin care products penetrate deeper which makes your skin glow from the inside out! Gua sha gives you an instant lifted appearance and helps prevent and reduce the signs of aging.

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How do I properly perform Gua sha?

There are 3 different sides to the tool that all work best in different areas of the face. The smaller sides work to get into the creases and contours of your face while the two larger sides smooth the bigger areas of your face. When performing Gua sha always scrape the tools in an upward and outward direction to ensure proper lymphatic drainage and a lifted appearance!

If you’d rather have a PRO Gua sha your skin, download the MOBILESTYLES App and see if there is a PRO near you that offers this facial massage service!