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Everyone wants to look their best and different cultures have different methods of attaining results. One of the most effective methods used in China is Gua Sha. This is not only an effective way to rejuvenate the skin, it is also used to help relieve stress, headaches, and other ailments related to the skin.

The actual term Gua Sha means scraping. The act generally uses elemental stones thinly shaped to scrape the skin on the face. Rose quartz, jade, or bain stones are the most common, but obsidian, copper, and amethyst are also effective for the same treatments.

What are the Benefits of Gua Sha?

There are many benefits of using Gua Sha. It helps the skin to have a better texture, specifically one that is smoother and more lifted. It can help reduce bags under the eyes and even reduce swelling on the cheeks and other parts of the face.

It is also used to relax the muscles, typically in the face but also on other parts of the body. When properly applied, Gua Sha can help to bring toxins from deep in the body to the surface where they can be washed away.