This offering is a special collaboration between two local spas (K.WEST and Jessica’s Apothecary), and will bring you a moment of serenity during these unprecedented times. Jessica’s Restorative Ritual Blend contains the essential oils of Sweet Orange, Lavender, Sandalwood, Patchouli and Rose Otto in a Jojoba Oil Base, to be used with her Aromapoint Therapy.
This White Jade Gua Sha tool is from K.WEST and is our best selling tool, as it great for both simple and advanced gua sha techniques. The set also includes a small sample of our favorite plant based oil from Laurel Whole Plant Organics, to use with the Gua Sha (as gua sha should not be performed on dry skin).
What is gua sha?
Gua Sha is a massage technique from Chinese Medicine. Humans have healed or enhanced bodily functioning for centuries using specialized stone tools, crystals and rocks. This facial gua sha ritual is focused on enhancing the lymphatic system to increase skin health and functioning. Think of the lymphatic system as a water way, clearing out the toxins expelled by each and every cell. Picture your tight muscles, neck and shoulder tension, and/or toxic overload (caused by poor diet, sedentary lifestyle and harmful skincare products not endorsed by your local holistic esthetician) as contributing to stagnation in the lymph system, just like a stagnant pond would collect murky water. As this system sits right under the skin’s surface, the state of both influence each other’s functioning and appearance. Gua sha works to manually encourage the lymph to flow, and will benefit your skin in a multitude of ways, including:
- Brighter complexion
- More even complexion
- Increased firmness
- Decrease of wrinkles + lines
- Decreased puffiness
- Decreased dark circles
If you’re unsure of how to properly use your Gua Sha, check out our YouTube tutorial!