Gua Sha Massage Tool - Mookaite

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Gua Sha Massage Tool - Mookaite

Gua sha is the practice of using a tool to apply pressure and scrape the skin to relieve pain and tension. This action causes light bruising, which often appears as purple or red spots known as petechiae or sha. The name gua sha — pronounced gwahshah — comes from the Chinese word for scraping.

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Ok so here is a quick how to guide to get you started:

  • It is important to lubricate your skin a bit before you start, with either a moisturizer, facial oil or serum. You don’t need to but it definitely helps the stone glide smoothly when pulling the skin.

  • Starting at the base of your neck, take the flat side of the tool and move upwards towards your chin, applying a good amount of pressure. Hold it as flat as you can while keeping a solid grip. Repeat on all sides of your neck.

  • From the base of your chin, take the flat edge and sweep upwards towards your cheekbones. (Note: I tend to carry a lot of tension in my jaw so I use the tool to ease any muscle knots I have there, it works wonders!!)

  • Using the smaller angles on your tool, you can really get into the angles of your face, always to the sides and sweeping upwards (under your eyes, forehead, cheeks etc).

There is lots of info out there about Guasha massage, techniques and tools to use, also lots of peoples advice from their own experiences with using this technique. Definitely worth looking into.