Shopping for a gua sha tool can be a daunting task, as there are so many different shapes, materials and sizes available. Fortunately, this guide will provide all the information you need to make an informed purchase decision and find the perfect gua sha tool for your needs.
Understand Your Skin Type and What You Want to Achieve.
Before selecting a gua sha tool, it is important to first understand your skin type and what you would like to achieve with it. Those with dry or sensitive skin will likely benefit more from a softer material such as jade, gold or silver. If the idea is for the gua sha to help reduce inflammation then look for one made from an anti-inflammatory material such as copper or basalt. On the other hand, those wanting exfoliation will likely want something slightly rough such as one made from animal horn. Understanding these factors ahead of purchasing can make sure that you end up getting a tool that works best for your individual needs.
Consider the material of the gua sha tool including production methods.
When considering which gua sha tool is best for you, think about the material used in production and its related methods. Organic materials such as cow horn and jade have a long history of being used in Chinese medicine but if you’re looking for a more modern and budget-friendly option then stainless steel may be a good choice. Additionally, the production process needs to be taken into account – look out for eco-friendly processes such as laser cutting or hand carving.
Evaluate the shape and size of the gua sha tool.
The shape and size of the gua sha tool is important, as different parts of the body require different tools. If you want to work on your face or neck, a smaller, thicker, more rounded shaped tool works best because it can be used not only for guasha but also for pressure massages. For deeper muscle tension or larger areas of the body, such as the shoulders and back, look for a longer, moderately thick one at one end for easy palm grip on the scraping pad.
Know the brand and price of the product
Different brands offer different quality and price ranges. Higher priced tools may be made from more advanced materials or offer additional features, but they may not be what everyone needs. Look for a reputable brand with good reviews within your budget. YLELY’s natural jade series of gua sha boards are known for their quality, and you can buy them through our agents with complete confidence.
Does expensive guasha tools more effective?
Not exactly right, there is no such thing as a more expensive scraping tool with better efftct. In fact, Gua Sha is essentially a massage therapy technique, and more study, practice and feeling will quickly help to master the skills of Guasha. We recommend choosing safe and hygienic gua sha tools, easy to clean, right size are also very important.
Ultimately, choosing the right gua sha tool is a matter of personal preference. It’s important to choose a tool that feels comfortable in your hand and on your skin, and that you enjoy using regularly. Remember, gua sha should be a relaxing and soothing experience. If you experience any discomfort or pain, stop immediately and adjust the pressure or the technique you are using.