Crystal Gua Sha are ancient beauty tools from the Far East. They have always been used to gently scrape and massage the skin. This gentle massage on the skin can reduce fine lines and wrinkles, assist eye bags and tone and lift the skin.
It was not so long ago that the world discovered crystal rollers like the jade roller. It did not take long for celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston and Elle Macpherson to realise that these rollers were usually used with a crystal Gua Sha board.
Practitioners in fact usually consider the Gua Sha to be even more useful as its shape allows you to better stimulate specific acupressure points on the face to more strongly stimulate the blood and energy flow to the face and improve the lymphatic drainage.
Recent research has confirmed what the ancient Chinese have long known. Used properly Gua Sha can -
Increase microcirculation in the skin by up to 400% (1).
This affect will last for 25 minutes after treatment.
The other Key Benefits of using Gua Sha are -
- Dramatically increases microcirculation
- Improves Lymphatic Drainage
- Reduces swelling and puffiness
- Lifts and Tones the skin
- Reduces sagging and loose skin
- Decreases fine lines and wrinkles
- Contact with Amethyst is believed to increase concentration and improve mental clarity
- Suitable for sensitive skin
Amethyst is one of the most attractive crystals in the world. Until relatively recently it was considered one of the 5 precious stones of the world along with diamond, emerald, sapphire and ruby.
The Romans and Ancient Egyptians associated amethyst with wealth and royalty. It is now considered a strong stone of protection and was still carried during the middle ages by soldiers as amulets to protect them from injury.
It is considered an excellent crystal to assist meditation as it focuses on the crown and third eye chakra and increases concentration.
This focus on the third eye has lead some modern practitioners to believe it is especially good for assisting wrinkles between the eyes. In ancient Chinese Face Reading these wrinkles were considered signs of a troubled personality (stagnation of the liver) and great lengths were taken to treat and remove them.
The White Lotus amethyst Gua Sha comes in a beautifully silk lined box for storage, with full instructions and with the unique White Lotus Lifetime Guarantee with Normal use.
1. Nielsen A, et al. (2007). The effect of Gua Sha treatment on the microcirculation of surface tissue: a pilot study in healthy subjects. Explore (NY). Sep-Oct;3(5):456-66.