Prepare the skin so the stone glides over surface without pulling on skin too much. We recommend prepping with the Venus Mist & Soothe or Protect Oil.
Hold the stone flat against skin at a 10-15 degree angle
Do not press too hard (during facial use) - using the Gua Sha board should be relaxing. Some tender spots will arise where muscles are extra tense. Go easy.
Start by practicing on your inner forearm, the stone should glide across skin & leave a the area slightly pink
Go slow & take deep breaths with each stroke
For facial use work in upward strokes, hold the skin taught with one hand - acting as an 'anchor' and slowly glide the tool up to muscle attachments. At the end of each stroke wiggle & apply a firmer pressure on muscle attachment
Work in an order that suits you, as a rule of thumb always do the neck before the face working in either upward or downward strokes & then move onto the chin, outer jaws, the eye area & eyebrows and finally from the eyebrows to the forehead into the hairline.