The process of using a gua sha for lymphatic drainage is key to any great facial routine. The fluids that collect beneath your skin need to be flushed into the body’s natural detoxification system. Gua sha works to move those collected fluids into the lymphatic system where they get cleaned and mixed back into your bloodstream. Unlike the circulatory system, there is no pump for the lymphatic system. By performing gua sha techniques, you are giving your lymphatic system the boost that it needs to rid yourself of the fluids that are stuck beneath the surface of your skin and causing your face to bloat.
These benefits are often apparent even after the very first gua sha treatment
How to Use:
Apply about quarter-size puddle of your favorite facial oil to your face, décolletage, and neck before you begin using the gua sha tool.
Start with relaxing your neck using downward strokes from your jawline.
Use gentle pressure and apply even strokes against your skin, preferably in the direction of lymphatic flow (See face map in photos)
Use a combination of short and long strokes across the face according to the face map. An easy, feather-like stroke with a facial gua sha is all it takes to flush the lymph into your body’s drainage system. The process stimulates lymphatic flow and drainage, releasing excess fluids that can make the complexion look puffy.
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History of Carelian Soapstone
2.8 billion years ago earth was still at the very early stage of its history. There was not a single living thing on earth and the continental blocks started moving to their modern-day positions. Volcanic activity was very high even in Scandinavia, which is one of the oldest geological areas on earth.
As the solid surface of the earth was moving and the continental blocks collided a high mountain range was formed in the area. As the mountains were rising, huge air pockets were forming underneath them. Fluid, volcanic stone was filling those pockets. Under this intense heat and extremely high pressure very special stone, Carelian Soapstone was formed.
It lay at rest under the high mountains for billions of years till the northern hemisphere was re-shaped by quite another type of force from nature: The Ice Age. Huge masses of continental ice swept over the area, so enormous was the pressure that it even leveled down the Carelian mountain range, that had been hiding one of the most interesting gifts of nature: Carelian soapstone.
Still, it had to wait for quite a long time before anybody understood to start making all sorts of items of it. Tens of thousands of years of the midnight sun in the summer and beautiful symphonies of northern lights in the winter made the stone even more special.
Mother Nature gave Carelian soapstone mythical capabilities to withstand the harsh Nordic environment. It can handle equally well hot fire or freezing cold. It is capable of accumulating both heat as well as cold. And it stays warm or cold for a long time. This is one of the unique characteristics of Hukka products.
Carelian soapstone is a relatively soft stone material, that can be crafted in various shapes and forms by experienced craftsmen. Even though soft, the stone is a very dense and heavy material. For example, it does not absorb any liquids or tastes. Soapstone has been tested and approved to be used in preparing or storing food products. Soapstone is an extremely sturdy stone material, that can well withstand the challenges of a modern environment. 2.8 billion years long “manufacturing process” has prepared it for most of the challenges it might encounter.
Carelian soapstone has been formed from soft and semi-soft minerals:
Talc 40-50 %
Magnetite 40-50 %
Pennite 5-8 %
Talc makes Carelian soapstone soft and relatively easy to form. High magnetite content makes it sturdy.