People are falling in love with Facial Gua Sha left and right, with very good reason: Facial Gua Sha is an easy and effective way to support your skin health at home, and a prized tool of Chinese Medicine and beauty. It's a relaxing ritual that many say feels like meditation. Health, wellness, meditation, and beauty all available in one low-tech package. Who could resist?
Now we have a reason for you to love it even more. First some background, Facial Gua Sha requires a bit of instruction and guidance to practice effectively and safely. Unlike it's delightful “cousin,” the Jade Roller (simply roll around your face and neck), Facial Gua Sha is more nuanced... It's like a 10 speed bike to the jade roller's 2 gears.
While I’m 100% behind the simplicity of the roller, it's not hard to learn a few basics of using a Gua Sha tool. You just need a helpful guide. Which is what we hope to be for you through our in-person classes on Facial Gua Sha and online tutorials.
Another drawback to Facial Gua She may be the sheer variety of tools. I've probably used every Gua Sha tool in existence. (My Gua Sha Graveyard is an actual bucket.) I've since collected a small handful of tools that best serve my goals - increased circulation, shaping, and contouring, and of course restoring and correcting tissue-tension patterns.
As a practitioner, understanding the different tools and shapes is no problem. But for those learning Facial Gua Sha, knowing how to effectively choose and use a Gua Sha tool may be intimidating. If you've ever browsed Amazon or googled “Gua Sha tools,” your brain circuits might blow from all the choices in shape, materials, and size.
A few years ago, I began to think about a tool that would put the most effective and impactful shapes and edges together in one special, luxurious tool that would, as Vivian says in Pretty Woman, "corner like it's on rails."
And so came The Lanshin Pro Gua Sha Tool: gorgeous and hand-crafted from high quality Nephrite Jade (a stone valued in Chinese culture for its healing energies), designed in the imprint of woman - strong, sturdy, curvaceous, sensual, earthy and celestial.
The Lanshin Pro introduces some refinements to the standard Gua Sha tool. She has a tighter scultping V edge for holding the tissues better around the jaw, brow and stiffy rope-like muscles in the neck. She's curvaceous - to better fit the curves of your face and body. I wanted her to be luxurious as she glides across your skin and she comes with special edges - one that offers bolder and more precision sculpting, another for smoothing texture and fine lines.
We are so happy with how this this goddess of Gua Sha tools turned out. Though designed for results, The Lanshin Pro is one sexy piece of jade that will literally turn your skin on.