Gem Beauty: Gua Sha

In women’s magazines as of late, Gua Sha has celebrated praises and reformed celebrities’ faces, although it’s not a new invention: in Chinese Medicine it has been used over thousand years.


Ingredient-free skincare with face massages is a rising thing everywhere. Accompanied with a face massage a Gua Sha is a superior ally! Using Gua Sha relaxes muscles and supports facial circulation, which leads to making the skin firmer, to brighten it up and even it out.

In Chinese Medicine Gua Sha -treatment is meant to reduce heat and pull toxins out of the blood and tissues, and also bring help to cellulite problems.

Gua Sha is designed for the face and the body, and is usually made by rose quartz, green aventurine or black onyx.

It is used in activating skin’s lymph- and blood circulations gently pressing and lightly stroking across the face: forehead, cheeks and jaw.

It’s said to banish double chin and raise the microcirculation to another level and therefore improve the skin health.

Many are excited because of a Gua Sha -massage take away all kind of swelling and puffiness. The treatment can also be intensified by putting the Gua Sha in a refrigerator.

Gua Sha -face massage is always done on a clean, make-up free face. And it’s best to use face cream or oil for an optimal massage and movement of Gua Sha. Take a look at proper instructions online.


Gua Sha is fitting also for the body. It activates body fluids, relieves muscle pains, openes muscle locks and facilitates fascia tension.

Like with face, use lotion or oil for using the Gua Sha on the body. Massage muscle stiffness firmly, but not painfully. Notice that activating the muscles, they can leave bruises, which will fade away in few days.

The maintenance of Gua Sha is easy! It can be washed with soap and water and then dried.


It gets enthusiasm also amongst people giving birth, especially relating to drug free pain relief. In labor, Gua Sha is used to stroke bare skin, which has been lathered with oil.

To relieve labor pain, it’s used on a lower back stroking from up to downwards on each side of the back bone.

To start a labor or to move along already started labor, Gua Sha can be used on the neck: gently stroking from neck to shoulders.

Gua Sha -treatments can be started well before the labor, since pregnancy week 37.

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