Why We Love This!
The gua sha is a sacred self-massage tool – aka “scraping tool”.
It helps stimulate circulation, smooth out lymphatic stagnation, and can help alleviate painful constriction in the body. In Ayurveda and Chinese medicine, practitioners use Gua Sha to break down scar tissue, release blood stagnation, reduce lactic acid build-up, and tenderize tight or bound muscles.
Here's how we love to use Gua Sha at Ayurveda Every Day With Talya...
Gua sha is best used on the skin during or immediately following abhyanga (skin oleation) – when you’ll drive nutrients deep into the tissues. It also works great when your skin is wet (in the shower, steam room or bath), on your face, and even over your clothes. It’s a practice you can do on your neck, legs, arms, etc while watching movies or hanging out with friends.
Wooden gua shas are light, durable and long lasting.
Use from your feet to your heart, and your hands to your heart - in the same direction as your natural lymphatic flow.
We recommend that you know what you’re trying to accomplish with your gua sha. Consult with an Ayurvedic practitioner if you’re unsure and he/she will guide you.
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