I recently wrote about the benefits of gua sha, of which which there are many, but as I wrote that piece I began to wonder where I could find the correct way to physically hold and maneuver the tool for comfort and maximized results, which lead me to Wildling Beauty who have created a culture of self-loving beauty through sophisticated self care rituals.
They explain that technique is everything, and the most important thing to remember is to keep the gua sha facial massage tool at a 15-30 degree angle to the skin at all times, which maximizes the surface area of contact between your skin and the tool. To explain this better than I can, below I’ve popped a detailed tutorial with Wildling’s co-founder Britta Plug, describing how to use their Empress Stone for lifting, toning and brightening of the face, neck, and decollete. Watch this video first, then follow it with the How to Practice the Empress Ritual.
As well as Youtube, Wildling Beauty have quite an array of IG videos from improving skin texture with gua sha, to TMJ relief for those suffering from jaw pain or tension. There is even one on softening frown lines with gua sha – which just goes to show a few minutes creating a self care ritual each day can go on to have long term benefits for the mind and body ….