Smokey Quartz Gua Sha Tool
You've heard about them but have NO IDEA what they do, right?! GUA SHA is a practice that goes back 700 years to the Ming Dynasty in China (but potentially dates as far back as prehistoric times!) This massage technique is for your face and body to increase circulation, relax your muscles and also promotes lymphatic drainage and reduces wrinkles with long term use.
Start by applying spritz a facial mist or light weight oil all over your face Then apply your favorite moisturizer. You want your skin to be moist, plump and dewy.
Hold the Gua Sha tool in your hand and place it flat on your skin, not on the edge. Then with your other hand, hold your skin back and then with the tool "scrape" up and out with gentle to medium pressure. Be sure NOT to bruise your skin! Do not put too much pressure as you can easily bruise. Once you get to the hair line, keep it there for a few seconds to ease tension.
Repeat on other side of face. Use this also on your neck, arms, chest, legs and back (with someone helping of course!)
Smokey Quartz is a very grounding stone and will activate the root chakra. Very healing, this stone may relieve headaches. Also absorbs negative energy, so while used during self-care, the Smokey Quartz Gua Sha tool will help to relax tense muscles, alleviate headaches, as well as reduce electromagnetic energies (cell phone, laptop, etc) This tool will also calm irritated skin, improve elasticity, reduce fine lines and wrinkles while promoting lymphatic drainage and oxygen flow to the skin.