In the world of beauty, the ancient practice of using gua sha has steadily increased in popularity thanks to its ability to shape and release tension in the face. But many people are not aware of it the whole body gua sha can have the same muscle-melting effects, e.g. foam rolling all over the body.
In the latest episode of the Well + Goods YouTube series What Wellness (the show where we test the wildest treatments that wellness has to offer), director of creative development and the show’s star, Ella Dove, gets a gua sha treatment for the whole body, which supposedly has a lot of benefits. “[Gua sha] is a scraping technique that helps break up mini-capillaries, then [it’s creating] microtrauma to the skin, which creates a healing response, “says Mona Dan, founder of Vie Healing in Los Angeles, where Dove receives the treatment. The response, according to Dan, strengthens immunity, drains the lymphatic system and stimulates collagen. and elastin. , but it can have great potential when it comes to helping your body.
While Dove is lying on the table, Dan moves the rose quartz from her neck to her chest and along her IT band, where it starts to feel a bit like a “little foam roller,” Dove says. So gua sha can even help with recovery of fitness as it digs into your fascia. But the coolest part of it all? You do not have to go to a professional to experience it for yourself – you can do it at home. Watch the video to get Dove’s bid for gua sha for the whole body, and be sure to subscribe to stay up to date on the busiest things in the field of wellness.
For more What Wellness, check out what acupuncture-adjacent ear seeds are all about. And if you thought goat yoga was weird, then watch Dove float through an hour of horesback yoga, which really is one thing.