|Touch of Jade Massage Tools||
The Touch of Jade rollers massages the face gently moving the lymph, cooling the skin and stimulating the cells.
USING THE ROLLER FOR FACIAL CARE
The roller is moved with just the weight of the roller pressing the skin. No additional pressure is needed or of benefit. From the center line going either left or right begin at the hairline rolling slowly towards the ear. Repeat 3 to 6 times at the same line. After repeating move down to roll another line. Continue to the eye. The small roller can work the lids and immediate area. Continue rolling in strips from the corner of the eye to the ear. Below the eye work from the nose out to the ear. Continue with upper lip, lower lip and the chin. At the chin follow out the lower jaw line to under the ear lobe. Then repeat with the other side. When that is finished do long rolls from under the chin to the collar bone working out to the side of the neck starting each sweep from the chin. Benefits are the moving of lymph and increasing blood circulation for a healthy youthful appearance when used regularly.
Following dermabrasion peeling treatments the roller takes away the heat and reduces inflammation quickly.
For massage therapists the "Touch of Jade" Massage roller provides a unique facial and neck treatment stimulating the nervous & lymph systems for relaxation & skin tone.
The knobby roller makes anyone’s feet feel better. Add the treatment to a pedicure or for someone with lymphedema. The roller reduces swelling and stimulates tired feet.
Apply light pressure with the roller against the ball of the foot. Roll rowards the heel and repeat several times. The calves may be rolled also with the knobby roller but use less pressure.
ARMS & LEGS
The large or medium roller is effective for rolling on the arm. For increasing lymph flow start at the elbow and roll towards the shoulder using light pressure. Do each strip slowly with light pressure. As the set is completed move around the arm always rolling towards the shoulder. Once the upper arm is finished roll the lower arm from wrist to elbow. For nerve problems such as carpal tunnel simply roll with light pressure over the meaty side of the lower arm back and forth from wrist to elbow. This has brought relief from repetitive motion syndrome in office workers.
For the legs start at the knee and roll toward the groin. Follow the upper leg repetitious strokes by rolling the lower leg from ankle to towards the back of the knee. This facilitates the movement of lymph and drainage towards dense node locations in the body.
All healthy tissue depends on the lymph - The almost colorless fluid that bathes body tissues and is found in the lymphatic vessels that drain the tissues of the fluid that filters across the blood vessel walls from blood. Lymph carries lymphocytes that have entered the lymph nodes from the blood. The lymph drains into lymph nodes which can get obstructed. Unlike the blood, lymph has no pump to push it through the body. It is moved simply by activity. Tight clothing such as socks, underpants and bras restrict the flow. There are many studies which indicate that this restriction may increase diseases of the breast. The breast is surrounded by large numbers of lymph nodes. They are located near the sternum and lower as well as upper lateral position.
Lying down on your back roll the medium roller lightly from the medial side of the nipple to the center of the sternum. Do each roll 3 to 6 times radiating like spokes of a wheel. From the upper lateral quadrant roll towards the armpit. The lower lateral quadrant should be rolled towards the side. This technique can reduce congestion and soreness associated with menstruation.
Lymph drainage is best done daily to maintain healthy tissue and attractive skin. It can be done by yourself or a skin care/massage professional. I recommend daily use in problem areas. The advantage of a professional “Touch of Jade? Treatment is that you are much more relaxed and coverage is more complete. It is also easy and effective for care givers to do for patients or the elderly. Bed sores may be avoided by using the roller on the back and sides lightly. This should be done 2 to 3 times a week for the bedridden.
Cosmetologists, Estheticians and Massage Therapists might want to provide these services at least once per month to clients. Teach the client to use the roller for daily use between visits to get optimum benefits.
Look Good! Feel Good! Enjoy!
What is Gua Sha and How is the “Jade Finger?Scraper Used
Gua Sha (Cao Gio in Vietnamese and Kyung Rak in Korea) is an Asian treatment that may predate other forms of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is performed by, oiling the skin to reduce abrasion and then scraping. This brings out the Sha or red marks, which will be darker the worse the condition. This is practiced in SEA as well, often using nothing more than a coin or spoon to scrape.
Amazingly where disorders are hidden, red spots appear in the skin similar to hemorrhage. Because the scraping is on the oily skin the patient will hardly feel pain - neither during nor after the treatment. There is no permanent damage and the red spots will fully disappear within a few days.
Gua Sha has the following affects detoxification, improvement of blood circulation, reflex effects on the organs, stimulation of the immune system, removing blockades, treating pain, clarity of mind, stimulation of creativity and inner balance. The scraping brings up stagnated blood, moving fluids and clearing obstructions of the energetic channels. This is affective whether the condition is hot, cold excess or deficiency. Mostly scraping is done on the arms, back or neck. I usually work over the gall bladder, bladder and liver meridians. Results are immediately seen and can include relaxing muscles unresponsive to massage, reducing pain, reducing fever and eliminating anger.
When scraping, first lightly apply oil to the area to protect the skin. Next, firmly hold the scraper, and rub it back and forth over the desired area with strong pressure. The firm pressure is important, as too light a pressure is irritating and doesn't yield results. It is better to use firm pressure and a quick motion and then lighten up if necessary. It can be painful, but a 'good' pain, as at the same time the pain of the stiff congested area becomes tremendously reduced. If it is objectionable to the client, lighten up on your pressure or stop altogether. The skin will get very red where there is congestion, just as in cupping, even resulting in “Sha?or small red skin marks. Avoid breaking open the skin or causing bleeding.
Gua Sha is contraindicated for use over areas where there are skin irritations, broken skin, ulcers, allergic skin conditions, boils or over the lower back or abdomen of pregnant women.
I am sure you will find the “Jade Finger?very easy to hold and for applying correct pressure. As it is made of Jade it also has the energetic properties for healing attributed to that stone. The shape also allows it to be used to apply acupressure therapy while applying Guasha therapy.