Is jade a finite resource? What is your justification for using it?
Jade will naturally reproduce over time, but it is a finite resource, yes. However, we offer a sustainable product that will last forever, that doesn’t require replenishment, and that doesn’t require any plastics. We believe this is much kinder to the environment than damaging disposable beauty products.
Is jade mining detrimental to the environment / local community?
You may be aware that many jade mines in Myanmar are proving destructive on both a human and an environmental level. It’s vital that if you purchase jade, you know its provenance. Please rest assured, that all our jade is ethically mined in China, providing business and support to the local community. We work closely with our factory and visit them regularly to ensure ethical practices. We have signed paperwork from the suppliers of our products in this regard.
Are your products suitable for those taking anti-depressants or suffering from depression or anxiety?
Often depression and anxiety is an emotional held in the chest area. All our rituals enable you to self-treat and clear this emotional stagnation hence can only be beneficial to your healing process. If you have any concerns, please consult your doctor.
Are your rituals safe to practice when pregnant?
Pregnant women should avoid gua sha unless performed by a professional practitioner. This is because certain acupressure points on the face and on the body can trigger uterine contraction. To be safe, it would be also wise to avoid massage on the back and abdomen during pregnancy.
Is it safe to gua sha whilst I’m on my period?
We advise you to avoid performing gua sha during menstruation. This is only because the increased blood circulation may have an effect on how heavy your flow is.
How do we know it works?
All our rituals are based on the ancient healing wisdom of Classical Chinese Medicine. The techniques include qigong, mindful breathing exercises, tui na, gua sha and mineral bathing. You’ll find all the information you could need in the Discover section of our website.
What if someone wants to have a 1-1 with Katie as a private consultation?
Founder Katie is available for a limited number of private consultations. If you are interested in this, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is it safe to bathe after gua sha?
Chinese wisdom advocates bathing first and gua sha after.
Where are your products manufactured?
Our Body and Beauty Restorers are made in China by Chinese Medicine specialists. Our oils and bathing minerals are made in Somerset by a highly reputable manufacturer of natural beauty & bathing products.
What is your stance on animal testing?
None of our products have been tested on animals.
How 'clean' are your oils and bathing products?
Our natural skin care products do not contain phthalates, sulphates, petrochemicals, parabens, GMOS, mineral oils, petrolatum, propylene glycol or synthetic colours and fragrances.
Can you guarantee that your factories adhere to ethical practices?
Yes, we have visited factory and workshop premises and signed paperwork in this regard directly with the suppliers of our products.
I have seen similar products online, why are your gua sha tools more expensive?
We are often asked this question, as alternative ‘jade’ tools are available cheaply elsewhere online. However, these gua sha tools are almost always composite jade, which contains plastic or glass. You get what you pay for! If you are considering purchase of a cheap jade tool online, we’d recommend contacting the manufacturer first for proof of authenticity. Jade varies hugely in quality. The Beauty Restorer is hand carved from 100% Xiuyan Jade. It is a type of jade stone that comes from a region of China renowned for the best quality jade in the world. 100% jade is much rarer than composite. You can tell it’s real because it is really smooth, it will differ slightly in colour as it is natural, cold to touch and doesn’t break easily. There’s an easy rule to follow – if it’s cheap, it’s probably not real jade. Many of the cheaper versions on the market are actually made from glass and infused with dye to match the colour of the jade stone. Research studies show that certified jade crystal radiates far-infrared rays, invisible waves of energy that have the ability to penetrate all layers of tissues, muscles and bone in the human body. These rays are believed to be deeply healing, increasing oxygenation and regeneration of the blood. This is why the Chinese revered true jade as a healing crystal - and why we use 100% certified jade to make our gua sha tools. Our tool has been handcrafted in order to guarantee a smoother and thicker face massager that is comfortable and will not drag the delicate skin of the face. The Beauty Restorer is carefully curved to ensure optimum gua sha treatment. It has been certified CE registered, to guarantee safe use and comply with EU regulations. We regularly visit our factories in China to ensure that our products and production chain adhere to the highest ethical standards.