WHAT DOES GUA SHA DO?
For context, gua sha pre-dates acupuncture. The stroke pattern used awakens the meridian lines (lifeforce path) to activate the body’s natural healing abilities. For the skin, gua sha encourages collagen production (strength in cells). It sculpts and tones the face shape, allowing inflammation to drain and muscles to become free of tension — allowing them to do their supportive jobs properly. It also helps the skin return to its most radiant state as circulation is increased, sending nutrients to areas that may have been starved because of blockage.
Choice of Black Obsidian stone
Black Obsidian is known as the 'Truth Stone" and is said to purge negative thoughts and emotions. Believed to provide powerful mental detoxification that shields and protects against negativity allowing the bearer to release disharmony, resentment, and anger.
Regular use of the Gua Sha may improve skin elasticity and skin smoothness while reducing muscle tension. Black Obsidian is forged from the force of hot volcanic lava submerged in the sea. A solid smooth black stone is said to be a type of volcanic glass.
This ancient technique has experienced a revival as an amazingly effective Facial & Body sculpting method to improve the appearance and texture of the skin.
Most practitioners agree that consistent use of the tool helps improve microcirculation, skin toning, and smoothness. The Gua sha method effectively works at increasing blood flow beneath the skin.
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