Gua Sha is a traditional healing technique from China that involves a small, smooth stone that is pressed against the skin to gently massage facial fascia, muscles, and skin while stimulating specific energy points. This encourages healthy circulation, releases muscular tension, and promotes lymphatic drainage for a more lifted, less puffy look and brighter, healthier looking skin. We particularly adore its effect around the eyes, where many of us notice puffiness.
In this quick and easy-to-follow video tutorial, our esthetician, Sarah, uses a rose quartz sculpting spoon to help remove puffiness from the eye area.
A few tips:
Before any type of facial Gua Sha, begin by misting your face generously and add a few drops of your facial oil to the face and neck. (Not sure which one to use? Email our Guides at firstname.lastname@example.org for a personalized suggestion.)
Hold the tool at a 15-degree angle, hold the skin taut, and use light to medium pressure. Movements can be done the same number of times on each side, moving slowly and intentionally.
If you'd like to book a virtual lesson for one-on-one Gua Sha instruction, please click here and select "In-Depth Esthetician Consultation with Massage Instruction."