Black Obsidian Gua Sha
Gua Sha is a massage technique using natural crystals for a sense of wellbeing. This holistic style of face massage assists with feelings of harmony and relaxation by releasing tension in the face and neck, bringing balance to your everyday life.
The result that occurs “sha” is the light pink flushing of skin indicating the promotion of circulation. Stimulation through regular practice is said to improve the complexion and detoxify the body. Working to lift, tone, and stimulate blood flow. Increasing collagen to help repair fine lines, puffiness, and hyperpigmentation.
Our largest sensory organ is our skin. Through this self care technique we can create a sense of calm to put the mind and body at ease. The action assists to reveal nourished, hydrated, smooth skin by reducing cortisol levels. Stroke it over your face and neck to stimulate lymphatic drainage for a spa-like treatment at home.
Tip: This piece is a natural black obsidian stone and looks beautiful styled on your bathroom countertop. Leaving the item on display also encourages the daily reminder for regular use.
Use: Use with your favourite face oil or serum after a warm cleanse. The idea is for the Gua Sha to provide a facial massage by gliding smoothly over the skin to ease stress and tension.
This Born in Byron Gua Sha piece works with natural black obsidian. Unlike other stones black obsidian naturally retains warmth and is great to use on congested, blemish prone skin. Take care with your daily ritual, slow down and enjoy the experience.
-Apply face oil in slow circular motions, take extra time to provide your face and neck with the sensory pressure of touch.
-Wash hands free from oil or serum being used prior to commencing work with your Gua Sha item.
-Keep a gentle but mindful grip, feel the piece in your hand, connect and appreciate the massage it is providing. Use the stone on a slight angle.
-Concentrate on a slow gliding motion for ultimate relaxation. Spend as much time as feels right on each section. If you are new to Gua Sha you may like to start with 5 glides on each area.
-Start with the back of the neck, gliding upwards. Start to feel the tension easing and surrender to the softness within.
-Move to the face, working on each side individually. First along the jaw from the centre of your chin out. Then the cheek area from the side of the nose gliding out and up to the temple. Moving to the forehead in an arc from the centre out to the temple. Repeat on the other side.
-Glide down the sides of the neck to complete.
-As with any massage technique drink plenty of water afterwards to enhance the detoxifying process of eliminating toxins.
Ritual: For a more immersed experience set up by misting your favourite aura spray, put on your essential oil diffuser, dim the lights, play relaxing music, find a comfortable position. Inhale and exhale deeply and slowly throughout this experience with eyes gently closed to fully feel the sensations. Finish with a warm herbal tea, being still and supported in this moment.
Crystal on skin contact. When crystals have direct contact with the skin they are better equipped to align their vibrations with your own energy.
Black Obsidian: Purification. Balance. Self-control.
Chakra: Base - the first chakra located at the base of the spine. It is the starting point for developing and maintaining balance, when aligned it brings a sense of grounding, safety and connection.
Intention: For added meaning set an intention to your piece or use a mantra such as 'I am loved, I am beautiful’, 'I am relaxed in this moment’ or 'I deserve this’.
Country of origin: Brazil
Interesting: Black Obsidian is thought to draw out toxins and impurities from the skin, helping to tighten pores and prevent breakouts. It is a powerful stone requiring regular energy clearing. Running water is ideal for recharging the beautiful stone, so wash clean your Gua Sha before and after each use. A gentle handwash is suitable with warm water to remove residual oil.
Measurements: This crystal Gua Sha is approximately 8cm x 5cm. One Gua Sha is included.
*Cleansed with Palo Santo & charged under the full moon in Pisces
**Take gentle loving care of this piece as you would other crystal items. It may break if dropped.