THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING A CALMLISH GUA SHA
Our Shape Body Gua Sha is designed for reducing cellulite and to tighten loose skin on thighs, butt, legs, belly and arms. The long textured side works to reduce adhesions within the superficial facia layers and the 3 waved top side works on the deeper facia layers. The smooth side is for classic body Gua Sha techniques as well as lymphatic drainage.
BENEFITS OF REGULAR GUA SHA BODY MASSAGE
- Improves blood circulation
- Reduces cellulite
- Supports lymphatic drainage
- Promotes a healthy vital glow to the skin
- Promotes skin renewal
- Improves muscle tone
- Gives you softer, smoother and firmer skin
- Reduces pain, tension and accumulation of cellulite
- More flow and energy in the body (Qi)
What is Gua Sha?
Today, Gua Sha (pronounced “gwa shaa”) is one of the most popular natural face sculpting techniques in Asia and it's becoming a real rockstar in the beauty industry worldwide.
Gua Sha is an ancient healing technique, originating from China but also used in Japan and Korea. It is an essential part of traditional Chinese medicine, used as folk medicine in many Chinese homes. It ́s origin dates back thousands of years and involves scraping the skin to eliminate toxins, waste products, tension and pain.
Gua means ”to scrape” and Sha means ”red spots / redness”. It is a highly effective treatment that provides immediate benefits. The tools used to scrape with, are special Gua Sha tools. In our facials, we have chosen to combine Gua Sha with crystal healing. Therefore, our Gua Sha tools are carved from genuine crystals collected all over the world. Each crystal is unique and our beauty tools will vary accordingly. Read more about the crystals here
Body Gua Sha massage is the perfect technique for reduction of cellulite,
tension and fluid retention. As you begin to release tension and break
up facia adhesions with the Gua Sha tool, you increase blood flow in the
skin so that more nutrients enters the skin and waste leaves the skin. It’s
through blood - as in increased blood flow, that collagen and elastin is
delivered to the skin, which firms and tightens skin over time.
HOW DO I CLEAN MY GUA SHA?
You should wash your Gua Sha with soap and water after each use. Crystals absorb energy so we also like to clean our Gua Sha crystal energetically with sea salt baths.
Fill a bowl with 3dl of water and 1 tbs sea salt. Place the Gua Sha in the bowl and let it be there for up to 24 hours. If you have more than one Gua Sha crystal to clean, clean them separately, not in the same salt bath.
You can also place your crystal Gua Sha tools in the window sill during full moon to charge them.
Some crystals don't tolerate water, however all crystals from our selection does.
NB the metal on our glow rollers don't tolerate salt water, so to clean them energetically you just place them on dry salt for up to 24 hours.
HOW TO PERFORM BODY GUA SHA MASSAGE
We recommend you do the gua sha massage on warm skin, as it makes the loose connective tissue more flexible which allows for a deeper cellulite therapy session.
You can heat up your skin through sauna, exercise or a warm bath or shower.
You can also chose to do your gua sha massage in bed so you can lie down and more easily relax, or how about in the sofa while Netflixing. There are no rules, find the way that suits you the best.
Gua sha techniques
Side 1 is smoothing adhesions in the superficial fascia layer and to tighen up loose skin.
Smoothes adhesions in the deeper layers of fascia. Used for cellulite type 4. We recommend you wait 4 weeks before using this technique to avoid too many bruises in the beginning.
3) Smooth side
Used for the classic Gua Sha scraping technique and lymphatic drainage.
4) The tip
Used for digging into bound up areas of fascia. Dig into the tissue with small up and down movements and firm pressure to release adhesions and restricted fascia.
HOW TO BODY GUA SHA
Apply oil to the area you want to work on. Preferably from a spray bottle, as oily fingers are the no. one reason why gua sha’s break.
Using side 1, move the Gua Sha briskly with light to medium pressure up and down to smooth out adhesions in the superficial fascia layer. You can also move the Gua Sha from side to side but never in circles. Continue till skin is slightly pink.
Using side 3, scrape with medium to hard pressure in the direction of the lymph, which is always towards the heart. Repeat the scrapes in one area 20-60 times before you move to a new part. It's the repeated scrapes in the same area that will create a vacuum which pulls toxins to the surface of the skin for elimination.
Completing the treatment
To avoid bruises we recommend you apply an oil or cream with arnica extract. It speeds up recovery and reduces swelling and brushing.
AMOUNT OF SCRAPES
You can do body gua sha daily until you are satisfied with the result. If you get bruises, and the area is too sore, wait a few days until the bruises are gone before you do it again. We recommend you use 5-10 minutes on one
At Calmlish we practise zero waste from production to post consumption, meaning we have a return system where we upcycle your broken beauty tools and we use the leftover crystals from our factory’s production. It has taken Nature millions of years to produce each crystal, so it’s important to us that nothing is wasted.
We repurpose the leftover crystals and broken beauty tools into earrings and rings in collaboration with the amazing jewelry artist Nordling, some become meditation stones and others become high vibe filling in our upcycled silk eye masks.
Our gua sha carry bags and eye mask are made in collaboration with the sustainable clothing brand Sissel Edelbo using the left over silk from the vintage silk sari clothing production.
When not to Gua Sha
Gua Sha massage is not ideal when you have:
- Infected skin
- Damaged skin
- Skin cancer
- Swollen lymph nodes
NB: If you are in doubt, always ask your doctor. Be aware if you are taking medication, especially if it is blood thinning. If you have any type of blood disorders or have extra sensitive skin due to illness and medicine talk your doctor first.
Can i use my Gua Sha while I'm pregnant?
You can do Gua Sha Facials no problem, but ask your doctor first before doing Gua Sha on your body, as doing any kind of detoxifying treatments during pregnancy is your own responsibility.
What is CALMLISH?
Calmlish is a holistic and honest lifestyle brand carrying stylish products
that promote a state of calm; a calm mind, calm body, calm skin.
We believe in beauty rituals that create harmony through balancing the bo-
dy’s energy systems, lymphatic system, nervous system and hormone system.
Thus, creating a healthy foundation where beauty can manifest itself.
We have a strong mission to create pleasurable, peaceful moments trough
honest and stylish products you only need to buy once.