Gua Sha massage stones in Jade or Rose Quartz. They come in a gift box and factory sealed
“'Gua' means scrape, and 'Sha' means sand,” explains Dr. Sheel Desai Solomon, a board-certified Raleigh-Durham North Carolina dermatologist. “It's a treatment that involves scraping a flat jade or rose quartz stone over the skin in upward strokes to relax stiff muscles and promote tissue drainage.
The is a new trend of the facial Gua Sha treatment which is similar to the ancient technique. And while it’s been used for thousands of years, it’s blowing up on Instagram this year as an aesthetic treatment to improve the look and feel of your skin.
There are claims that Gua Sha can help migraines and neck pains, among other symptoms.
“Just as our bodies experience stress in the form of shoulders hunched over a computer, or headaches from tension, our faces hold stress in the form of furrowed brows or clenched jaws,” says Dr. Solomon. “Facial Gua Sha is a massage technique designed to relieve tension in the muscles of the face, boost blood circulation, and encourage lymphatic drainage to banish bloat. It helps break up fascia, the connective tissue that hugs muscles but can sometimes interfere with optimal circulation.”
That being said, Dr. Solomon says Gua Sha benefits haven’t been clinically studied, and she doesn’t perform the treatment in her practice. However, she says people report that their skin looks smoother and lifted after one session. And with frequent repetition, this can become part of your comprehensive skin routine. (From Goodhousekeeping.com)