Originating in traditional Chinese medicine as far back as the 7th century, gua sha massage is both ancient and revolutionary: a proven skincare method that can give you glowing, even skin, as well as a moment of mindfulness that translates into increased mental clarity. Gua sha works with the lympathic system to release tension, reduce puffiness, and also introduce mental benefits. This useful, beautiful book gives you everything you need to know to introduce this amazing technique into your own skincare routine: Flat stones are used to gently scrape the skin to promote micro-circulation and regeneration. In addition, rollers made of crystals like amethyst, rose quartz, and jade can promote similar effects, and have the added benefit of staying cool against your skin while you use them. By following the techniques in this book, you'll see improved elasticity and tone, and you can even calm inflammation. Celebrity facialist Julie Civiello Polier introduces her proven methods, which she has used on clients like Goldie Hawn, Miranda Kerr, and Christy Turlington.
Julie Civiello Polier, founder of LINEA, is a celebrity facialist, holistic esthetician, Reiki Master, and intuitive guide. She has worked with top brands including True Botanicals, OSEA, and Jenni Kayne, and celebrities including Miranda Kerr, Christy Turlington, Inez and Vinoodh, Kate Hudson, and Goldie Hawn.