WHO KNEW THAT one little low-tech stone could do so much? Ever since we began using a gua sha stone for beauty (see the basic facial here), we’ve been surprised at how unendingly useful it can be for all kinds of physical issues as well. Nothing relieves our shoulder, neck, and tension like this little gua sha tool. Here, the founders of Wilding show us how to alleviate jaw tension with the Empress Wand. Experience the transformation with the Wildling 21 Day Facial Gua Sha Challenge, you’ll receive an email tutorial daily to teach you tips and tricks.
The stats from doctors, dentists and physical therapists around the country are that jaw tension and clenching related issues are on the rise. Many of us are fielding new and unusual forms of stress and anxiety that can lead to teeth grinding or aggravated TMJ. Watch the video and try the facial massage to alleviate jaw tension.
Practicing the facial Gua Sha ritual will clear, smooth, plump, tighten and rejuvenate skin while reducing under-eye circles and puffiness. The Empress Wand is perfect for relieving facial tension as well.
Facial Massage to Alleviate Jaw Tension
While Lifting + Toning the Skin
One | Apply Empress Sweet Fern Hydrasooth Face Mist and Empress Balm of Gilead Barrier Repair Oil & Empress Sweet Fern Hydrasoothe Face Mist – This combo helps to activate lymphatic flow, stimulate circulation, and nourish the skin barrier.
Two | Use the Empress Wand where your jaw feels tense. Firmly massage the area in small circles. These moves release the masseter muscle in the jaw.
Three | Stabilize the skin and work across the jaw muscle, in a small repetitive motion. Repeat several times.
Four | This is an intuitive practice, use the Empress Wand massage tool as long as it feels good. You should start to feel better almost immediately.
Five | Don’t neglect the neck! Neck and shoulder tension are connected to jaw tension, make sure to finish with a neck and shoulder massage.
Experience the transformation with the Wildling 21 Day Challenge, you’ll receive daily emails with tutorials, tips, tricks and inspo. Sign up for the 21 Day Facial Gua Sha Challenge here.