With a focus on elemental materials, we are so happy to present two Gua Sha tools, one shaped for the body and one for the face. The Egyptian Goddess tool is perfectly shaped for the face, while the larger Roman Goddess tool ergonomically fits in the palm of your hand for use on the whole body. Since its origins, Gua Sha has been so much more than an aesthetic experience. It is a holistic tool that opens the door for emotional healing, removes toxins, breaks up and eliminates stagnant balls of tension from the face, neck, and body—and so much more.
I began my own Gua Sha journey using this healing practice for bodywork to relieve inflammation and muscle pain, improve lymphatic drainage and digestion, and shed stuck energy and emotions deep inside my body's fascia and cells. From this practice, I experienced an immediate release of tension that I was holding in my mind and body.
Our Gua Sha Collection is perfectly designed to complement the body and the face, so you can experience this release and relaxation for yourself.
Our Beloved Copper
There are countless Gua Sha tools on the market, and they’re typically made of different elements from crystal or stone, bone, ivory, porcelain, and metals. In designing the Gua Sha Collection, it was vital for me to choose an element found in nature that was healing by way of energy. Only copper made sense.
Copper embodies the nurturing aspect of women and their youthfulness. Linked to Venus, both the planet and the Roman Goddess, copper is associated with matters of love & lust. It symbolizes characteristics like charisma, feminine beauty, creativity, affection, thoughtfulness, empathy, balance, and harmony. Venus & Copper suggest that love is stronger than anything else. Together, they rule the face, skin and kidneys.
As it relates to skin health, copper has antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. Many of its benefits include:
- Neutralize toxins
- Balances blood flow and energy
- Promotes the breakdown and elimination of fat cells
- Helps regulate blood pressure and heart rate as well as lowers bad cholesterol and triglyceride levels
- Helps in the production of new and healthy skin cells
The What and Why of Gua Sha
Gua sha is an ancient Chinese and East Asian healing technique. Gua means to “scrape or rub” and Sha refers to “reddish, elevated, millet-like skin rash” (also known as petechiae). The intention behind Gua Sha is to raise the petechiae in order for the body to heal from illness, injury or chronic pain. This technique can be used successfully on the back, neck, shoulder, arms, legs, abdomen, feet, hands, and all around the joints.
Modern Gua Sha use has recently made its way to facial Gua Sha treatments. The premise behind facial gua sha is all about bringing movement and circulation to the skin to reduce inflammation and puffiness, clear congestion and remove toxins, promote blood circulation, improve fine lines, tone and sculpt the face, and so much more!
Gua sha is like exercise for the face and body since it increases oxygen uptake. Regular gua sha treatments can help keep the skin radiant, toned, and healthy-looking by penetrating and lengthening the fascia, moving the lymph and eliminating the toxins. When pain and tension are released from our body, our soul can dance freely.
The many benefits of Gua Sha include:
- Improves muscle tone & breaks down scar tissue
- Aids in relaxing muscle tension and TMJ
- Smooths fine lines & reduces puffiness and dark circles
- Encourages skin cell turnover
- Supports the immune system
How to Use Your Gua Sha
Skin tension lines reflect internal tension within the skin and are mainly produced by the connective tissue of the dermis, revealing external muscle tension. With 43 muscles in the face, that can add up to a lot of tension. Practicing with the Egyptian Goddess Gua Sha Tool will help to reduce this muscle tension and in turn relax the lines on your face.
When practicing Gua Sha on your face, you also want to incorporate your scalp, neck and décolletage. Begin at your décolletage and glide towards your neck and gently work your way up to your hairline.
To begin, hold the Gua Sha tool at an angle so that it is slightly flat on your skin. Use downward motions at the base of your ear and down your neck to drain the toxins. Gently continue this motion at and across your collarbone, down and outward on your décolletage. Continue these gentles strokes upward and outward on your face, back down to your neck and décolletage. Always end your Gua Sha experience with downward motions on your neck and across the collarbone to drain lymphatic fluid.
Firmer strokes can be applied when treating the body with the Roman Goddess Gua Sha Tool. Applied pressure can help to break up the fascia, calcium deposits, firm and tone the skin, and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Press and scrape in one direction with even strokes until the “sha” appears.
Whether treating your face or body, always warm the area first as this will help to get the blood flowing. Apply your favorite oil to the treated area to help glide the tool. Drink plenty of water after your treatment to flush out the toxins.
Listen to your body and breathe with gratitude.