Used for centuries in Chinese medicine, gua sha involves using a smooth stone tool to gently massage and scrape the skin, thereby stimulating blood circulation , reducing muscle tension and promoting healthier , radiant skin.

To fully reap the benefits of gua sha, it is essential to master the proper techniques. We therefore offer you the best techniques to use it perfectly and therefore obtain the best results on your skin.

Gua sah

Skin preparation 

Before you begin, make sure your skin is clean and well hydrated. Apply a massage oil or serum to your face to facilitate the movement of the tool and avoid excessive friction. This will help you avoid redness and irritation on sensitive skin.

Next, choose your tool, There are different types of gua sha made from materials such as jade, rose quartz, amethyst, and many more. Choose the one that suits you best based on your personal preferences and needs.

Use techniques to know for facial massages 

Hold the gua sha tool at about a 15-degree angle to the skin and apply light pressure. Use slow, steady motions to scrape the skin, starting in the center of the face and moving outwards. Make sure to always scrape in the direction of lymphatic circulation, i.e. towards the lymph nodes, to promote drainage.

Neck and jaw massage 

Start at the neck, gently scraping up and down, working from the base of the ear toward the center of the collarbone. Next, move to the jawline, scraping along the lower jaw, from the angle of the jaw toward the chin, to help relax tight muscles.

Eye contour massage

Use the rounded corner of the gua sha to gently massage the under-eye area. Start near the inner corner of the eye and gently scrape outwards to reduce the appearance of bags and dark circles.

For people with fine lines on the outside of their eyes, you can do an exercise that can reduce them . You will need to take the curved side of the gua sha which you position just under the eye, stretching up to the temples.

Forehead and eyebrow massage 

To relax the forehead muscles, gently scrape from the center towards the temples. Use the flat side of the tool to gently massage the brows from the inside out.

Cheek and cheekbone massage 

Starting from the nasal crease, scrape along the cheekbones towards the temples to help firm and sculpt facial contours.

Nasal massage

Use the smooth edge of the gua sha to gently massage the sides of the nose, using downward and outward motions to help reduce congestion and stimulate circulation.

Gua sha on the legs

Place the gua sha on its flat phase on the inside of your thigh , on the adductors . Then, you make vertical and downward movements, while pressing lightly. Still on the thighs, but this time in the middle, repeat the same movement as before.

Moving on to the calves, the movement remains the same as that on the thighs, always towards your feet.


Gua sha on the upper body

You can also use gua sha on your arms . With the flat surface of the gua sha, starting from the top of your collarbone towards your hands, make a vertical movement.

Gua sha on the back

You suffer from slight back pain, a massage will do you the world of good! Furthermore, you cannot perform this massage yourself. Position yourself on your stomach, make yourself comfortable on your sofa.

The movements are simple, start from the spine outwards, with the flat side of the gua sha. Remember to do the left and right side of your back.

Gua sha back

After each use, clean your gua sha with lukewarm water and mild soap to remove oil and treatment product residue. Dry it thoroughly before storing it. For best results, use gua sha regularly, but avoid sudden or excessively forceful movements that could irritate the skin .

Gua sha is an ancient massage technique that can provide many benefits to your skin and general well-being. By using the proper techniques and taking the time to practice regularly, you can enjoy healthier , firmer , more radiant skin . Remember that the key to success lies in the gentleness, regularity and attention you pay to your own skin.

Now you know everything about massage with gua sha. It is important to do this 2 to 3 times a week to get good results.