The ultimate Gua Sha Routine and the Best Tools To Use


Possible the most ultimate form of self care at home for me is indulging in my Gua Sha Routine. 

Gliding a jade massage stone across my face to sculpt my facial features have never been more relaxing. In this blog post will show you my favourite Gua Sha moves and the Tools I absolutely swear by. 

But first...What is Gua Sha? 

"Gua means 'scrape' and Sha means 'petechiae' (tiny, flat red, purple spots) in Chinese," this ancient traditional Chinese technique might be one of the more affordable facial treatments that you can do from the comfort of your own home. Gua sha is a method that promotes lymphatic drainage, which helps to eliminate puffiness caused by interstitial fluid. Interstitial fluid is fluid trapped under your skin that needs to be released to your lymph system.  

But what can this small Jade Stone do for me? What are the benefits of Gua Sha?

Tightens Skin 
Helps produce collagen
Mimimizes the appearance of fine lines
Minimizes puffiness & bloating
Decreases inflammation
Sculpts facial features by targeting facial muscles
Temporarily tightens skin
Brightens complexion due to blood flow
Minimizes frown lines 
Eases migraines and headaches

Next to the more aesthetic benefits, Gua Sha is my favourite facial massage technique because of the effects it has on my mind. Not only does it help in puffiness it also eases any tension in my face by helping to relax my facial muscles.  I used it as a big part of my mindfulness journey. A quick 5 Minute Gua Sha Routine did wonders for my wellbeing, especially during the last few months during lockdown. 

When it comes to tools, these are the jade stones I absolutely swear by. My go to brand is definitely 

The Hayo'u Method. 

A selection of my favourite tools 

How to use Gua Sha

First things first, let's get aquatinted with the areas of the face where Gua Sha is the most useful.

Now onto the actual routine(s) here are my go to routines. Essentially it all depends on what you are looking for. I tend to start by using the cold stone to remove any tension and let the cooling effect relax my face. 
I also make a bi spectacle of easing tension towards the upper part of my face and around my eyes. I tend to frown a lot and carry a lot of tension between by brows. I don't think there's a better feeling than experiencing how your forehead starts relaxing. Anyway enough talking, the routines are below. 

Are you a fan of Gua Sha? Let me know in the comment box! 
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