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.

FACE

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.

BODY

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.

LABOR

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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X Johanna

GEM BOOKSHELF: Becoming supernatural, Dr. Joe Dispenza

In 1986 Dispenza got into a bicycle/car collading accident, where six of his spinal vertebraes took a hit. In a hospital, wasn’t able to move, his doctors suggested a surgery and said that he’ll never walk again. Although that kind of surgery was going to be even worse healing-wise, so he decided not to go through with it.

That’s when he developed his theory of the mind-body connection. The first 6,5 weeks was ‘a rookie face’, where he lost focus in going through each vertebrae for 3 hours a day, and had to start all over again.

After 10 weeks he was walking again, and after 12 weeks back to training.

There’s one more person on my top 10 list, who after such a bad occasion, really was dedicated to focusing on healing, and taking notes for a real change, and going forward to their dreams r i g h t n o w.

And that’s Kimbal Musk.

X Johanna

GEM BOOKSHELF: THE BIOLOGY OF BELIEF, BRUCE LIPTON

Book’s cover:

“It has been 10 years since the publication of The Biology of Belief, Bruce Lipton’s seminal book on the relationship between mind and body that changed the way we think about our lives, our health and our planet. During that time, research in this field has grown exponentially – Lipton’s ground-breaking experiments have now been endorsed by more than a decade of scientific study.

In this greatly expanded edition, Lipton, a former medical school professor and research scientist, explores his own experiments and those of other leading-edge scientists that have unravelled in ever greater detail how truly connected the mind, body and spirit are. It is now widely recognised that genes and DNA do not control our biology. Instead, they are controlled by signals outside the cell, including energetic messages emanating from our thoughts.

This profoundly hopeful synthesis of the latest and best research in cell biology and quantum physics puts the power to create a healthy, joyous life back in our own hands. When we transform our conscious and subconscious thoughts, we transform our lives, and in the process help humanity evolve to a new level of understanding and peace.

X Johanna