Detox + Contour Body Gua Sha

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DESCRIPTION

EASE TENSION, SUPPORT LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE & FIGHT CELLULITE

 

The Detox + Contour Body Gua Sha was designed to help support lymphatic drainage and detox the body. This centuries-old tool derived from Traditional Chinese Medicine allows your fascia (the body’s collagen-containing connective tissue that can often hold tension) to be released. This helps reduce knots within the fascia. This has also been shown to help reduce cellulite, as cellulite isn’t fatty tissue, but rather unhealthy fascia. By increasing circulation, the Body Gua Sha is also able to better deliver nutrients and oxygen to tissues, which can also assist with collagen stimulation – meaning better skin health! With its smooth ridged edges, the slow, calming and rhythmic movement of your Body Gua Sha is a relaxing experience helping to nourish your body and reduce stress. Say hello to your new everyday essential.

 

Measurements: 14cm x 7cm

BENEFITS

  • Ease muscle tension
  • Support lymphatic drainage
  • Improve circulation 
  • Help reduce cellulite 
  • Support healthy, glowing skin
  • Improve muscle tone

DIRECTIONS

  1. To clean skin, apply a body oil or cream of choice.
  2. Using medium pressure, hold the Body Gua Sha against the skin with the side of your choosing and glide it gently upwards and outwards.
  3. Start with the lower body first, then work your way up gliding the Body Gua Sha along the skin in smooth motions, 5-7 times per area. You can use the Body Gua Sha on your neck, back, shoulders, stomach and legs.
  4. When finished, rinse your Body Gua Sha with warm, soapy water, dry it, and store at room temperature.

THE SCIENCE

Anti-Inflammation, Pain Relief & Improved Mobility 

A 2017 study showed that using a Gua Sha can provide long-lasting anti-inflammatory effects, pain relief and improved mobility. In regards to popular heat pack therapy for the relief of pain (particularly lower back pain), this study showed Gua Sha use to be equally as effective  and potentially longer-lasting than hot pack therapy. Beyond this, the Gua Sha also helped improve flexibility.

Yuen, J., Tsang, W., Tse, S., Loo, W., Chan, S. T., Wong, D., Chung, H., Tam, J., Choi, T., & Chiang, V. (2017). The effects of Gua sha on symptoms and inflammatory biomarkers associated with chronic low back pain: A randomized active-controlled crossover pilot study in elderly. Complementary therapies in medicine, 32, 25–32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2017.03.010

EXTRA INFO

My skin is going red upon use – is this normal?

Some reddening of the skin whilst using your Body Gua Sha is normal, this is just it doing its work to increase circulation. The more blood flow to an area, the more oxygen, nutrients and collagen there is. This is a good thing. However, using the Body Gua Sha shouldn’t be painful. You can adjust the pressure you use if too much reddening occurs.

Can everyone use the Body Gua Sha? 

We don’t recommend you use a Body Gua Sha when you have any type of blood disorder or medical condition affecting the skin or veins, or you’re on blood-thinning medication. If in doubt we recommend you check with your doctor or healthcare professional to see if this product is right for you.

What is lymphatic drainage – and how does it help detox the body?

Your lymphatic system runs throughout the body, almost parallel to your circulatory system (aka your blood vessels). However, unlike the circulatory system it doesn't have a central pump (being your heart) to keep things moving. Instead, your lymphatic system relies on muscle contractions as it’s a one-way system. Each day 3L of fluid is absorbed into your lymph vessels, and lymphatic drainage helps move this. Without a working lymphatic system, your body would swell with toxins, waste, and fluid. This is where this form of lymphatic massage using a Body Gua Sha becomes so important for detoxification. 

How often should you use the Body Gua Sha?

You can use the Body Gua Sha daily, generally once a day in the evening. Otherwise aiming for at least 3-5 times a week is recommended.

What’s the difference between the Detox + Contour Body Gua Sha and the Rose Quartz Gua Sha?

The Body Gua Sha is larger, with a different shape and edges to the Rose Quartz Gua Sha, and is specifically shaped for use on the body. Its smooth ridged edges will get deep into the fascia to allow for best lymphatic drainage results. The Rose Quartz Gua Sha is smaller, designed specifically for use on the face with a different curvature and design. We recommend using both on a regular basis for best results.