The ritual of using crystal gemstones to massage the skin and trigger acupressure points dates back to the early centuries in China. Gua Sha is an ancient healing practice in the art of massage and pressure points for skin health, skin tone and vitality of the facial muscles, bone structure and nerves. Stimulating these tissues helps to reduce puffiness, stagnancy, dark circles, wrinkles and fine lines to maintain a bright complexion.
Practising the Gua Sha technique on the skin helps to flush toxins from the tissues by stimulating the lymphatic system and lymph drainage. The increased blood flow also brings fresh oxygenated blood to the tissues, facial muscles and nerves, improving the health, vitality and tone of your facial muscles. As you stroke, you are smoothing wrinkles and visibly exercising your face, creating more brightness, improved complexion, clarity and a healthy glow.
Crystals have vibrational frequencies that range from deep and earthy to high and cosmic. We are drawn to a stone or crystal often without knowing why but feeling a resonance, a connection. Choosing a particular Gua Sha may be an intuitive connection, simply being drawn to a colour, shape, or perhaps connecting to the vibrational properties of the crystal and the healing energy you would like to bring to your daily skin ritual.
Read through the energetic properties of each Gua Sha to choose the one that resonates with you...
Compassionate Rose Quartz brings deep emotional healing and acceptance - the Queen of unconditional love. Opening one’s self up to and accepting self love, promoting that being in love with one’s self is essential before love is accepted from others. Rose Quartz helps to establish appropriate boundaries and to be able to say 'no' with love. Standing firm and empowering respect for one’s own needs, helping to learn that unconditional love does not mean sacrificing yourself.
As one door closes another opens, Rose Quartz heals heartbreak and disappointment as it attracts mutually loving relationships and acceptance within the ability to receive. Invoking self-trust and self-worth and strengthening empathy, sensitivity and interactions with others and finding loving resolutions to conflict.
Rose Quartz - Heart Chakra, higher heart.
Traditionally associated with Adrenals.
Affirmation whilst using a Rose Quartz Gua Sha - “I am worthy and deserving of love and loving relationships. I love myself unconditionally and value my presence in the world. Today I lovingly heal every beautiful cell in my body and vibrate in the light of love.”
Strengthens the connection to one's roots, being present, standing in your own power. A deep cleanser and supporting energetic protection, removing negative influences. Black Obsidian taps into our connection with source and embraces our true essence enhancing our spirit within a body journey.
Black Obsidian clears confusion and helps to create clarity while also grounding. Assists to detoxify and remove blockages around power, abuse of power and being in one’s own power.
Traditionally associated with digestion, detoxification, arteries and joints.
Black Obsidian - Base Chakra, Sacral Chakra.
Affirmation whilst using a Black Obsidian Gua Sha - “I stand in my own power. I acknowledge my inner beauty and strength and see myself achieving my goals. Today I release all negativity and embrace my light.”
Tiger’s Eye gently heals issues of self-worth, self-criticism and blocked creativity. Supports allowing one’s light to shine and protecting against negative energy and bullying. Tiger’s Eye creates a high vibrational, yet grounded, state of being. Lifts heavy and anxious moods to promote clarity of intention and the confidence to make changes, trusting in the future and achieving realistic goals.
Helping to reduce overwhelm and activate the ability to take life step by step where all things can happen. Enhances purposeful thought and opens the intellect whilst staying in touch with emotions and feelings.
Traditionally associated with eyes, digestion, throat, bones.
Tiger’s Eye - Solar Plexus, Third Eye.
Affirmation whilst using a Tiger’s Eye Gua Sha - “I am courageous and strong in my truth, embracing the light that is within me. When I honour my feelings and thoughts, my creativity flows and I am empowered being me. Today I step forward in my life with purpose and light.”
Clarifies, purifies and decongests energy pathways, magnifying and purifying the energy field. A master healer, Clear Quartz works in harmony with you to bring the energy field and resonance back to the most perfect state possible. Quartz generates, stores and radiates vibrational energy, stimulating the immune system and supporting a return to balance. Desired balance in the physical body is called homeostasis.
Assists in dissolving negativity and grounding a connection within one's intuition and higher consciousness to ‘see’ more clearly.
Traditionally associated with all of the organs and systems of the body.
Quartz - All Chakras.
Affirmations whilst using a Clear Quartz Gua Sha - “I see clearly the beautiful soul I am and release all negative thoughts of myself. My body thrives in harmony and happiness with the love and light flowing from my heart to every cell in my beautiful body. Today I am aligned and energised, complete and balanced in my physical, mental, emotional, spiritual bodies.”
Amethyst enhances memory, improving motivation and decision making. Aligns with meditation, stilling the mind and repels negative energies. Enhances the third eye and ability to connect with higher consciousness. The favourite stone of St Francis of Assissi - Amethyst is affiliated with lovers of love and a divine connection.
Traditionally associated with cells, hormonal and immune systems, intestines.
Amethyst - Third Eye, higher consciousness.
Affirmation whilst using an Amethyst Gua Sha - “I still the chatter of my busy mind and allow the stillness to come in. With a loving heart, I listen to my inner voice, respecting and trusting the guidance of my higher self to choose wisely and in my best interests. Today I release all criticism and negativity towards mySelf and move forward in love.”
[Reference for crystal higher energies - Crystal Companion by Judy Halls and Amanda Parker - Mayella Founder and Holistic Practitioner.]
100% true crystals.
No dyes or fake stones or glass.
Non-porous and will not harbour bacteria.
Gua Shas are carved with love and craftsmanship. They are all heart-shaped meaning you are massaging and supporting the skin with love.
Gua Sha hearts are perfectly shaped to contour and stimulate around the face. Sweep across the brow bone, cheekbones, jawline and in and around the nostrils draining down and around the mouth corners to the centre of the chin - then draining out from the centre of the chin above, across and below the jawline with the top of the Gua Sha's heart.
Use the bottom point of the Gua Sha heart to gently, firmly press in an acupressure point of the centre of the upper lip - in the crease, it will feel slightly sensitive when you are on it, to stimulate the metabolism. No longer than 3 secs is suitable.
Tip: Wrap your Gua Sha in a Mayella Fibre Cloth and place it in the fridge for 20-30 mins to cool down and give a “cryo” facial to revitalise and invigorate tired skin. This cooling effect can also help to effectively reduce dark circles and puffy eyes. You can eventually switch to placing it in the freezer as you and your skin get comfortable with the technique.
Likewise, placing your Gua Sha in warm water then rolling over your favourite Mayella Serum, Lotion or Repair Serum helps to more deeply infuse the serum into the skin.
Clean by rinsing under warm water and leave on a soft towel or cloth to air dry in a safe place.
No need to use soaps or detergents, but if you do feel the need to rinse any product from your Gua Sha with something stronger than warm water, please use an earth-friendly, non-chemical, gentle detergent or soap.
As with your crystals and gemstones, place your Gua Sha out under a full moon to energetically cleanse your crystal.
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This was my first time using a Gua Sha and now I really love using it in my skin routine. The crystals are so beautiful and I actually couldn’t pick one so I bought two! I apply the Rose Repair Serum first then Gua Sha after and both make my skin feel amazing and make my skincare routine feel a bit more special. Definitely recommend it.