The Gua Sha facial tool is becoming more popular to use as part of your daily facial routine.

It is a way to enhance your natural beauty by plumping and toning the skin, smoothing fine lines and improving lymphatic drainage.

But what is it made of and where did it come from?


The Gua Sha originated from ancient China.  They were used if someone was overcome with heat stroke in the paddy fields or came down with a fever.  Scraping movements over the skin of the poorly persons  body encouraged the blood to raise to the surface of the skin, stimulate circulation and  help release toxins and the fever.

Gua Sha on the face is used in a more gentle way.  Firm yet relaxing strokes on the face and neck to promote lymph drainage, renewal of collagen and elastin to plump the skin, tone the facial muscles and rubbing techniques to smooth fine lines.

When using the Gua Sha on your face always make sure you have enough facial oil to prevent any friction or pulling of the skin.

Always use gliding movements and sweep towards the hair line and neck to clear toxins into your lymph system.

You can pop your Gua Sha into the fridge for an hour and then use it to reduce puffy eyes and cool any redness on your face.

How to clean your Gua Sha

Clean your Gua Sha with gentle soap and warm water or colloidal silver.  Pat it dry with a cloth or paper towel.

Gua Sha are made from crystals including Jade, Black Obsidian, Rose Quartz, Clear Quartz, Amythest and more.

It is thought each type of crystal has healing properties relating to the heart, calming and clearing of negative energy.

Gua Sha and different crystal meanings

Gua Sha come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and crystals.
The most common crystal Gua Sha are rose quartz, jade or aventurine.

Here are their meanings:

Rose Quartz
Opens the heart to all types of love.  It helps to raise your self-esteem, retire confidence & balance emotions.
It is also one of the best crystals to use for positive self-affirmations.

Promotes positive, easy going attitude towards life, balances male and female energies, brings joy, happiness and emotional tranquillity. It aligns one’s centres, purifies the physical, mental and emotional bodies, promoting health and well being. Aventurine promotes compassion and empathy, calming our anger. It stimulates our mind, creativity, motivation and independence. It protects us against electromagnetic energy and environmental pollution. It is also a stone of prosperity.

Promotes healing of the heart, abundance and prosperity

Where to buy your Gua Sha

Do you research before you buy your Gua Sha.

Gua Sha can be bought in high street shops such as TK Max or Superdrug, online via Amazon or me.

The prices vary from approx £5 on Amazon to £42 from exclusive brands.

I offer a Gua Sha for £37

Buy your Gua Sha here

Or you may want to try Amazon Gua Sha

I use Gua Sha as part of Zone Face Lift Therapy in my treatment room in East Dean near Eastbourne and Seaford in East Sussex.  I also offer online facial tutorials and master classes.

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Please get in touch if you’d like to know more.

You way want to join the Midlife Radiance Room to see a Gua Sha demo.

See you there.