Continuing from our blog a few days ago on why “Gua Sha Should Not Be Used on the Neck”, this blog discusses why it has always been important to curl up and out during cosmetic treatments.
The jade roller and other crystal rollers have seen a huge surge in popularity over the last few years. Along with this comes a multitude of online videos demonstrating the use of these products.
Fortunately, jade rollers are generally so safe and easy to use that the fact that many of these protesters only use the roller a few minutes before the demonstration poses little real danger.
However, one notable trend that we noticed in these videos is the habit of rolling down. This is especially common on the neck.
The jade roller like the crystal Gua Sha and cosmetic cupping all originated in China. These ancient tools have been used for over 1,000 years to enhance the beauty of the faces of the wealthy and powerful women of the day.
In ancient China, health and beauty treatments were more closely aligned than they are today. This philosophy led to the understanding that beauty treatments and especially beauty massages should always lift and open the energy of the face.
Practically, this meant always rolling or massaging upwards and outwards to lift sagging skin and stretch loose skin outwards.
This practice moves excess fluid that causes puffiness and puffiness up and to the side of the face, where other massage techniques such as the Crystal Gua Sha are used to drain this fluid out and down via the lymphatic system behind the ears.
It also tightens sagging skin, which we can all benefit from.
This principle applies not only to the crystal rollers, but also to gua sha and crystal combs as well. They have all been traditionally used upwards and outwards to lift and stretch the skin.
Using the jade roller, gua sha, or performing crystal body combs also follow the same principles of massage up to the trunk.
This becomes especially important on the limbs as hard downward pressure with a Crystal Gua Sha for example actually works against venous drainage and can even lead to blood pooling in the hands and feet.
So if you see videos demonstrating the use of jade rollers, gua shas, or crystal combs down the road, it may be best to switch to a different instructional source.
To learn more about the proper use of these crystal tools, please follow these links.
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