The Gua Sha Halo tool is a lovely addition to your self-care routine. This classic tool is updated with a halo cut-out in the center, providing an optional grip for those more worried about dropping their finer tools, especially when combined with facial oils that can create a light slip.
Meant to help in promoting blood circulation with our basic lymphatic system in mind, this massage style is meant to help you relax, reduce tension, and bring some calm into your life. A little spa-like experience in the comfort of your own home with a traditional porcelain gua sha tool.
This Gua Sha tool is hand-marbled in porcelain, shaped from wet paste porcelain and carved into its final shape. Each Gua Sha tool has a different marbled pattern unique for ceremonial style and a nod to the natural stone of marble, which is far too porous and soft for this particular use.
Porcelain tool is good for both the face and body, it is slightly more portable if you have a small bag. The size doesn't particularly matter here, but the shape of the tool can be used in various ways.
You can always use a traditional form of Gua Sha tool, by using a typical Chinese porcelain soup spoon. I started by simply using my knuckles and a face oil that I loved already. If you're open to more porous options, there are affordable tools made from "jade" and quartz out there that are quite beautiful. I think my mother used either a plastic or bone comb with no ill effect but she mostly used it as a scalp massage. The only issue you'll want to make sure of is to be safe with attempting to clean such stones as they are naturally porous with risk of holding and growing bacteria that may inflame and transfer back to the skin.
The benefits of a porcelain Gua Sha tool are that the pieces are fired to be vitrified: non-porous. They have a beautiful weight to them that lend themselves to a more natural and unforced pressure application. They are very easy to clean and disinfect and don't have a risk of growing bacteria. Though, of course it should always be cleaned since it is a tool, much like a wash cloth or how a towel is used to dry off.
Relax and enjoy the benefits of a ritual Gua Sha morning and evening mini-retreat!