Gua Sha obsidian scraper for traditional chinese massage
This luxureous gua sha is a handy scraper made out of polished obsidian that is used to stimulate blood circulation, especially in the face, throat and neck, shoulders and (upper) back, but it can safely be used all over the body.
It has been used successfully in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries to promote blood circulation and thus heal the body.
The use is simple: with the gua sha you scrape wet or oiled skin, you determine the intensity and pressure on the skin.
Regular gua sha massages gives you many benefits:
- Improved blood circulation in the skin
By scraping the skin, you stimulate blood flow; this not only gives you a beautiful, healthy glow, it also clears up toxins, also has a positive influence on the skin aging process, counteracts inflammation and helps the skin to regulate itself again.
- Lymphatic drainage
Puffy or puffy skin is often the result of an accumulation of lymphatic fluid. The gua sha helps to set this fluid in motion (to drain it) so that all toxins are removed.
- Reliefs muscle tension
By scraping you also stimulate the underlying connective and muscle tissue.
This will relieve muscle tension and help tired muscles recover faster.
Use the gua sha on wet or oiled skin, this makes the scraper more pleasant to the skin.
The scraper has an irregular circumference, you can use this to properly adjust the different contours of your body.
You can push firmly on your gua sha but make sure that it stays within the acceptable for the recipient.
The skin will look a little red after the massage and there may also be red and blue discolorations on the skin but these will disappear within 2-5 days.
Material: natural obsidian
Dimensions: 11 x 5 cm