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Alright, let's dive into the fascinating world of Gua Sha! If you haven't heard of it before, Gua Sha is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves scraping the skin with a smooth-edged tool. But don't worry, it's not as painful as it sounds!

The origins of Gua Sha can be traced back thousands of years to ancient China. It was primarily used as a form of scraping therapy to promote blood circulation and stimulate the body's natural healing processes. In fact, "Gua" translates to "scrape" and "Sha" refers to the redness or petechiae that appear on the skin after treatment.

Nowadays, Gua Sha has gained popularity worldwide as a holistic health practice. People use various gua sha tools made from materials like jade or rose quartz to gently scrape their skin in specific areas. This technique is believed to relieve tension, reduce inflammation, improve circulation, and even enhance lymphatic drainage.

Besides its physical benefits, many also find Gua Sha to be a relaxing and therapeutic experience.

So whether you're curious about exploring traditional Chinese medicine or simply looking for new ways to take care of your well-being, give Gua Sha a try and see how this ancient practice can benefit you!

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We hear it over and over, right? Take care of yourself, do something good for YOU today, and you can’t fill from an empty cup. It’s almost as if self care has become just another thing women have to be good at. So the other day while I was taking a mini vacation from my children sitting on the edge of the tub trying to read a book while simultaneously shoving an Almond Rocca into my mouth, counting down the seconds until I get a knock on the door with a question that’s going to make me choke on my Almond Rocca and leap to my feet (my personal favorite, “Momma, is it okay to pour milk down my cast?”) I started thinking about what Self Care is exactly. What can I say, I’m a multi-tasker.

Here is what I’ve come up with…

Self Care looks different for everybody. It’s not all spa days, tacos and Veuve.

Self Care is sometimes doing hard things.

Self Care is saying no to things that don’t fill your cup.

Self Care is having hard conversations with people you love in order to set boundaries.

Self Care is ending toxic relationships.

Self Care is intense workouts.

Self Care is taking care of your skin.

Self Care is going to bed earlier.

Self Care is eating healthier.

Self Care is not comparing ourselves to others.

Self Care is accepting that it’s more than okay that my child might be wearing two different socks and licking the screen door.

Self Care is creating a life you don’t feel you have to escape from.

So, pretty lady, I’m talking to you. Take that first step to taking care of yourself whatever that looks like. And if it looks like a facial please come see us at Gidget’s Beauty Box!

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