How To Use Gua Sha

Gua sha are a traditional Chinese healing technique using a scraping tool to promote circulation and relieve muscle tension.

Gua sha aims to move energy, known as qi or chi, around the body. The treatment involves using a tool to rub the skin in long strokes. Gua sha gives your skin a lymphatic massage, eliminating toxins, reducing puffiness and boosting blood circulation. The origins go back centuries, used in forms of traditional Chinese medicine treatments. For skin, they help your oils and serums penetrate the skin more deeply, and help the skin look plumper, and more toned.

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How to Use Gua Sha

Apply your favourite oil, serum or moisturiser to your skin using your hands. Take your gua sha, and holding at a 45 degree angle to your skin, gently ‘scrap’ in an upward and outwards direction over your face and neck, following the pathways of your lymphatic system (see face map below). Only very light pressure is needed. The longest side is designed for use on the face and neck area, while the smaller V shape can be used along the jaw line and brow bone. Due to natural formations in the stones, each gua sha will be unique and vary in size and color from the picture shown. To clean, sanitise with alcohol.

Use daily for maximum benefit, at least three times a week. To clean, sanitise with alcohol.

Due to natural formations in the stones, each crystal will be unique and vary in size and color from pictures shown.

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Different Types of Crystals for Gua Sha

Crystals are believed to possess various metaphysical properties, such as promoting healing, balance, and spiritual growth. They have been used for centuries in various cultures and traditions for their potential to enhance well-being and connect individuals with the energies of the Earth.

Different crystals possess distinct properties due to their unique chemical compositions, crystalline structures, and energetic vibrations. For example, Amethyst is associated with spiritual growth, intuition, and protection, while Rose Quartz is known for its associations with love, compassion, and emotional healing. Each crystal has its own energetic signature that resonates with specific aspects of the human experience, making them valuable tools for personal growth, meditation, and energy work. Exploring the properties of different crystals allows individuals to select stones that align with their intentions and desired outcomes.

Rose Quartz

Known as the crystal of LOVE & HEALING, the Rose Quartz crystal opens the heart and promotes love, self-love, friendship, deep inner healing and feelings of peace.

Chevron Amethyst

Chevron Amethyst is believed to have the same metaphysical qualities of Amethyst combined with the metaphysical qualities of Quartz. Chevron Amethyst is known to be able to assist in raising one’s vibration which helps one to gain clarity of thought as well as healing past-life karma and trauma.

Clear Quartz

Clear Quartz is known for having high vibrations and is believed to heal all areas within the body. It can clear the mind, body and spirit of clutter and can help to align the bearer with the highest form of themselves so that they may reach their full potential.


Serpentine provides a clearing of thought to better facilitate meditation. It is said to clear clouded areas of the chakras and stimulate the crown chakra, promoting spiritual understanding and psychic abilities and aids in retrieval of ancient wisdom.

New Jade

New Jade is believed to calm and soothe one’s self physically and mentally. Its connection with the Heart Chakra is known to bring gentle support to the immune system as well as balancing the thyroid function.


Aventurine is a form of Quartz, characterized by its translucency and the presence of mineral inclusions that give a shimmering or glistening effect termed aventurescence. Aventurine is believed to have an anti-inflammatory effect and eases skin discomfort, allergies and migraines.

Blue Quartz

Blue Quartz is believed to help assist in spiritual communication with one’s spirit guides and angels. Blue Quartz is also known to help restore peace and tranquility in environments where it is placed.


Fluorite is believed to have a calming energy, bringing order to a chaotic mind and facilitating clear verbalisation of ideas once muddled. Fluorite is known to cleanse, stabilise and protect the aura as well as improving physical and mental coordination.

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